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MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

MSI X99A Godlike Gaming
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MSI X99A Godlike Gaming review: specs and price

MSI X99A Godlike Gaming
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

Why is MSI X99A Godlike Gaming better than the average?

  • RAM speed
    2133MHzvs2005.44MHz
  • Overclocked RAM speed
    3400MHzvs3147.21MHz
  • Fan headers
    5vs4.53
  • Maximum memory size
    128GBvs51.14GB
  • Memory slots
    8vs4.04
  • SATA 3 connectors
    10vs5.64
  • USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)
    4vs2.48
  • PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
    5vs2.07

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General info

1.Easy to overclock
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

Overclocking your system is normally quite a complicated procedure, but some manufacturers provide a button or a program where one click will automatically overclock your computer, giving you increased performance.

2.Supports USB charging boost
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.

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3.height

272mm

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4.Has WiFi
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.warranty period

3

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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5

6.Has Bluetooth
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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Memory

1.RAM speed

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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3466MHz

2.memory channels

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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8

3.maximum memory size

128GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

4.memory slots

8

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.

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16

5.overclocked RAM speed

3400MHz

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.

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4600MHz

6.Supports ECC memory
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

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Connectors

1.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

4

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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8

2.fan headers

5

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.

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3.has a HDMI output
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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4.SATA 3 connectors

10

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.

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12

5.USB 3.0 ports

6

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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6.USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

4

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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10

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

0

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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7

2.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

5

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

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12

3.PCI slots

0

PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.

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4

4.PCIe x1 slots

0

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x1’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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5

5.PCIe x4 slots

0

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x4’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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2

6.PCIe x8 slots

0

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x8’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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3

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Audio

1.audio connectors

6

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

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10

2.audio channels

7.1

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

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3.Has S/PDIF Out port
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Storage

1.Supports RAID 5
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.

2.Supports RAID 1
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

3.Supports RAID 0
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance and capacity compared to a single drive. The drawback is that if one drive fails, you lose the data on all drives.

4.Supports RAID 10 (1+0)
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

5.Supports RAID 0+1
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0+1 stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. This gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has USB Type-C
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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