MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC For Intel® Socket LGA 2066 CPUs
Conquer the Battlefield
With unlimited customization options and packed with MSI exclusive gaming features, these PERFORMANCE GAMING Motherboards offer the best possible gaming experiences.
Add the sheer performance potential of Intel® X-Series Processors to this Motherboard and suddenly you have a solid tactical advantage in Virtual Battles.
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Mind Numbing Next Gen Computing Performance for Consumers
Expect the best from MSI's Engineers.
MSI's X299 Series Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard is an enthusiast motherboard designed to the new Intel® LGA 2066 Socket Processors and are faster and more powerful than any other consumer Processor / Motherboard platform in the world! With it's armor, heatsinks and Mystic Light LED lighting, the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon will turns heads at LAN Parties and Gaming Marathons.
New Intel® X299 Chipset Goes Further!
The high end Intel® X299 Chipset does more, so you can build a better Megatasking PC or the ultimage Gaming Rig. Using a new Intel® X-Series Processor on Socket LGA 2066, this Motherboard has the best features of the X299 Chipset.
Enhanced Performance: Fueled By OPTANE™ Memory
Originally called 3D Xpoint™, Intel® Optane™ will boost your Storage beyond traditional bandwidth limitations into a whole new category of data transfer performance!
This MSI X299 Platform is the first enthusiast platform that supports Intel’s latest Optane™ memory technology. Optane™ Memory fuels storage performance by acting as the fastest cache drive giving users a significant boost compared to traditional non-cached mechanical drives.
The MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Lives For Video Cards
Depending on your Intel® Socket LGA 2066 X-Series Processor, you have 16, 28 or even 44 PCIe Lanes. All three CPU versions can support up to 4 AMD or NVIDIA Video Cards in up to 4-way CrossFire or SLI configurations for ultimate Gaming on 4K UHD Monitors and beyond. Here is how they configure on this Motherboard with up to 4 video cards:
- 44 PCIe Lane CPUs: up to x16 / x4 / x16 / x8 Mode
- 28 PCIe Lane CPUs: up to x16 / x4 / x8 / x0 or x8 / x4 / x8 / x8 Modes
- 16 PCIe Lane CPUs: up to x8 / x0 / x8 / x0 or x8 / x4 / x4 / x0 Modes
Please refer to the user manual for PCIe 3.0 bandwidth table information.
- Supports Intel® Core™ X-series CPUs for LGA 2066 Socket
- Supports DDR4-4266+(OC) Memory
- MYSTIC LIGHT:
Pick from 16.8 Million Colors / 17 effects controlled in one click with MYSTIC LIGHT APP or mobile devices
- 3D Printing Support:
exchangeable cover and 3D X-MOUNTING screws
- Designed for Extreme Performance:
TURBO SOCKET with GAME BOOST, DIGITAL POWER Design
- Lightning Fast Game Experiences:
TWIN TURBO M.2 with M.2 Shield and Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, LIGHTNING USB 3.1 GEN2
- VR READY & VR BOOST:
Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness. Supports Nahimic VR & TriDef VR
- AUDIO BOOST 4 w/ NAHIMIC 2+:
Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
- DDR4 BOOST with STEEL ARMOR:
Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
- GAMING LAN & Wireless support, powered by Intel®:
The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management
With STEEL ARMOR PCI-E slots. Supports 3-Way NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
- SYSTEM SAVER:
3 easy to use options to successfully boot your system again
- In-Game Weapons:
GAME BOOST, GAMING HOTKEY, X-BOOST, XSPLIT GAMECASTER, APP MANAGER
- GAMING CERTIFIED:
24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players
- Click BIOS 5:
Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function
- WHQL Certified for Windows® 10
Flawless Supremacy: X299 Gaming Pro Carbon
- Clear CMOS & Flash Back Button
- Lightning USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2
- BIOS FLASHBACK+
- Intel 802.11 ac Wireless / Bluetooth
- 3.5mm Golden Audio jacks, S/PDIF
- Mystic Light RGB Covers: 16.8 million colors w/ 17 LED effects
- Gaming Heatsinks w/ Mystic Light RGB Hydro dipped for better cooling
- DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor Optimized traces & memory circuits
- PCI-E Steel Armor Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI
- 2x Turbo M.2 w/ M.2 Shield NVMe support, 32 Gb/s w/ PCIe Gen3 x4
- U.2 with Steel Armor NVMe support, 32 Gb/s using PCIe Gen3 x4
- Audio Boost 4 with Amp Optimized gaming audio with Nahimic 2+
Personalize Your Gaming Rig
Customize and set up your own color scheme with RGB Mystic Light. Select any of the colors from the palette using your smartphone or the MSI Gaming App to match your system style. Bored of the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second!
Mystic Light has an amazing 17 Different RGB LED Lighting effects, including music and gaming effects and a REG LED Effect that monitors your CPU temperature in real time so you don't have to Alt out of your game to make sure everything is running smoothly!
Cooling: How to Keep Your Cool while Gaming
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
Your In Game Advantage
Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.
Soldier! Be the First on the Online Battlefield!
This MSI GAMING motherboard supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
- M.2 Shield Delivers Best SSD Performances
Cooling your NMVe SSD delays throttling which results in higher overall performance. Additionally, M.2 Shield protects your M.2 device and makes it look cool.
- 2x Turbo M.2 Slots
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!
- Next Gen SSD READY: U.2 Connector W/ STEEL ARMOR
Next generation SSDs demand a next generation connector. U.2 delivers just that with performance up to 32 Gb/s per device. The U.2 connector on this MSI motherboard also features Steel Armor for enhanced protection.
- Intel® Optane™: Ultra Fast Storage Caching
This new technological marvel brings game-changing performance to memory and storage devices. Allow Optane™ caching to boost your storage devices for an even faster system!
Ultra-Fast NVMe SSD Performance
All of the fast SSD connectors support NVMe, the fastest storage standard in the world. Simply put, MSI motherboards offer the best of the best in storage options & performance. Instantly load your most used software and reduce waiting times with MSI.
VR: Immerse Yourself into Virtual Worlds
Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth VR ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features geared to VR, MSI brings gamers and VR professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
Sound that pulls you into the game
Get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most exciting gameplay.
Intel® Gaming LAN: Dominate Online Games with the lowest latency
Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.
Next-Gen Intel® Wireless 802.11ac w/ Bluetooth
Use your LAN port for online gaming while using WiFi for other online applications. This next-generation Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solution uses smart MU-MIMO technology, delivering AC speeds up to 867Mbps without any cable limitations.
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Designed for Overclocking
Combining industries best components with MSI’s top notch R&D design, you can count on this motherboard to deliver world class performance. System tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights.
Maximize Your USB Performance
Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Gen 1 devices; delivering lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
Apps that Help You Win
With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming.
Built on Everlasting Quality
Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high performance motherboard.
A Gamer's BIOS
A User Friendly BIOS
MSI made sure your Motherboard's BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance when gaming.
|CPU Support||Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series CPUs for Socket 2066|
|Chipset||Intel® X299 Chipset|
|Memory||8x DIMM DDR4-2666, Unbuffered Memory, 128GB Max RAM (8x 16GB) Stock clocked RAM
Supports Overclocked DDR4-4266+, 4133, 4000, 3866, 3733, 3600, 3466, 3400, 3333, 3300, 3200, 3000 & 2800MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered RAMQuad Channel Memory Architecture
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
|Integrated Graphics||Intel® Integrated Graphics not Supported by X299 Chipset|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots:
|Storage||Intel® X299 Chipset:
Note: the SATA ports, M.2 slots and U.2 port share the same bandwidth
8x SATA 6Gb/s ports*:
- M2_1 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
- M2_2 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
1x U.2 port
|USB Support||ASMedia® ASM3142 Chipset:
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A (10Gbps) port
2x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (10Gbps) ports (1 port via USB Header)
ASMedia® ASM1074 Chipset:
5x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A (5Gbps) ports (ports via USB headers)
7x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ports (4 ports via USB connectors)
|Bluetooth||Intel® 8265 Chipset:
|Wi-Fi||Intel® 8265 Chipset:
Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 867Mbps
|LAN||1x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN RJ45 port|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 Codec:
7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x Clear CMOS button
1x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
3x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
2x Wi-Fi Antenna connectors
4x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
1x LAN (RJ45) port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
1x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
5x OFC audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
3x M.2 slots (Key M x2, Key E x1)
1x U.2 port
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports 4x USB 2.0 ports)
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin Water Pump connector
4x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x Front panel connectors
1x TPM module connector
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x Slow mode booting jumper
1x GAME BOOST knob
1x Power button
1x Reset button
1x Multi-BIOS switch
1x RGB LED connector
1x Virtual RAID on CPU connector (VRAID1)
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 305 x 244mm|