MSI’s new X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard now available to pre-order

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MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard
The all-new MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC has everything any gamer wants from a motherboard, including graphics power, thermal protection, energy efficiency, blazing speeds and RGB lighting. MSI

MSI has launched the all-new X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard to coincide with the unveiling of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. It pretty much has everything any gamer wants from a mobo, including graphics power, thermal protection, energy efficiency, blazing speeds and – of course – RGB lighting. It’s now globally available to pre-order.

MSI’s new motherboard is worthy ally to AMD’s brand new premium flagship Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU, its Socket TR4 frame and up to 32 threads. It comes with a considerably strong power design compared to rival brand’s latest products. It also packs an ample amount of true gaming features and select technologies.

The X399 is the first motherboard with completely interchangeable heatsink covers and X-Mounting accessories for printing and modding support. With unlimited customisation options and MSI’s own Mystic Light RGB LEDs, it’s the ultimate modder’s delight. For graphics prowess and maximum stability, it equips four PCI-E slots with Steel Armour, and boasts of multi-GPU technologies.

MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard The MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard box and all its contents.  MSI

System boot up and application loading speeds should be blazing fast thanks to up to 96 Gb/s of Triple Turbo M.2 performance. MSI’s latest offering is also powered by the newest and energy efficient ASMedia ASM3142 USB 3.1 controller. The Game Boost feature (with eight gears) is also available for overclocking needs.

“To deliver pure, unprecedented, power and great efficiency when using the new high-end 16-core Threadripper processor, the MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC is built on a massive 13 phase (10+) DrMOS power design,” according to the Taiwan-based hardware maker. “This [doesn’t just allow] for better overclocking, it also helps harness all the power and temperature generated by the massive number of cores.”

The MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard is priced at AU$639 in Australia and US$379 in the US, and is now available to pre-order. It ships on August 11 and comes with a three-year warranty.

MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard specs

  • CPU: Supports AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper processor for Socket TR4
  • Chipset: AMD X399 chipset
  • Main memory: 8 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128 GB | Quad channel memory architecture | Supports DDR4 3,600+(OC)/ 3,466(OC)/ 3,333(OC)/ 3,200(OC)/ 3,066(OC)/ 2,933(OC)/ 2,667/ 2,400/ 2,133 MHz | Supports ECC UDIMM memory
  • Slots: 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots | 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
  • Multi-GPU: Supports 4-Way AMD CrossFire Technology | Supports 4-Way Nvidia SLI Technology
  • Storage (AMD X399 chipset): 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Storage (AMD Ryzen Threadripper series processors): 3 x M.2 slots (Key M) | Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6 Gb/s | M2_1, M2_3 slots support 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices | M2_2 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices | Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage
  • RAID (AMD X399 chipset): Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
  • USB (ASMedia ASM3142 chipset):
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel | 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel
  • USB (AMD X399 chipset): 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps) Type-C port through the internal USB connector | 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal USB connectors | 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
  • USB (AMD CPU): 8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on the back panel
  • Wireless LAN & Bluetooth: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 card | Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) up to 867 Mbps speed | Supports Dual Mode Bluetooth 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 4.0, BLE, 4.2
  • Audio: Realtek ALC1220 codec | 7.1-channel high definition audio | Supports S/PDIF output
  • LAN: 1 x Intel® I211 Gigabit LAN controller
  • Internal I/O connectors: 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector | 2 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector | 1 x 6-pin ATX 12V power connector (provides additional power to PCIe x16 slots) | 8 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors | 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports) | 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) | 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port | 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector | 1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector | 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors | 2 x Front panel connectors | 1 x Front panel audio connector | 2 x RGB LED connector | 1 x TPM module connector | 1 x LED demo connector | 1 x Rest Button | 1 x Power Button | 1 x OC Button | 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector | 1 x clear CMOS header
  • Back Panel I/O ports: 1 x Clear CMOS button | 1 x BIOS Flashback+ button | 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port | 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports (1 x BIOS Flashback+ port) | 8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports | 1 x LAN (RJ45) port | 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port | 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port | 5 x OFC audio jacks | 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
  • Dimension: 12 inches x 9.6 inches (30.4 cm x 24.3 cm) | ATX Form Factor
  • Mounting: 9 mounting holes

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