Everyone loved the MSI Z97 Krait Edition motherboard and they wanted more in the same colour combination. MSI listened to this and have created the MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition motherboard to supplement the black and white lineup. It looks great and offers reliable and fast components, and comes with both Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossFire support.
The new Krait Edition motherboard features Audio boost to deliver the highest audio quality to the user. The complete audio circuitry is isolated to prevent inference and it comes with a 600Ω headphone amplifier. It features golden audio jacks for the best signal possible and an EMI shielded audio codec.
There are plenty of storage options and the Krait X99S features the latest SATA Express and Turbo M.2 with up to 10Mbit/s transfer rates. The new board also features a 12 phase PWM and bigger heatsinks.
MSI Guard-Pro is a new protection system that also reduces the power consumption. ECO power can reduce the power consumption with up to 29% while circuit protection, ESD and EMI protections reduce interference and disruptions of the components. The entire motherboard also features the Military Class 4 standard for humidity and temperature protection.
No word on pricing or availability yet, but we will keep you updated on that.
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MSI has just released their latest motherboards; the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 ACK and the MSI X99S Gaming 9. ACK brings support for wireless solutions, powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro. ACK delivers 3.5x lower latency and 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N hardware; this is great news for those who don’t want to (or can’t) rely on a LAN cable. Another cool feature is the ability to use both Wi-Fi and LAN together; you can run your gaming activity through the LAN and use the Wi-Fi for other internet data, freeing up some bandwidth for lag-free gaming. By using both LAN and Wi-Fi, you’ll unlock a staggering 1.876 Gbps of bandwidth!
The boards come with all the usual high-end features for overclocking, high quality components and a wave of extras; Audio Boost 2, Killer networking, Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s (Z97 standard M.2) and SATA Express (X99 models only). Streaming Engine also adds a dedicated onboard hardware streaming solution, perfect for those who love to share their gameplay online, as it will support 1080p 60Mbps without affecting your games FPS.
The boards also features Xtreme Audio DAC, which offers 192kHz / 32-Bit 120dB SNR audio quality. This is thanks to the C-Media HD Audio Processor, Wolfston WM8741 DAC and Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 AMP.
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