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Scan code: LN93768 Manufacturer code: MEG X299 CREATION

MSI Intel Core-X MEG X299 CREATION EATX Motherboard

MSI MEG X299 CREATION, Intel X299, S 2066, DDR4, SATA3, U.2, Triple M.2, 4-Way SLi/CrossFire, 2.5GbE/WiFi, USB3.1, E-ATX

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Product Overview MSI MEG X299 CREATION
Unique look and feel inspired by the concept of element explosion tailor-made for designers and content creators. Features Triple Turbo M.2 with Shield Frozr, Mystic Light, Core Boost, Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic and Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2.

MEG X299 CREATION comes with a unique look and feel inspired by the concept of element explosion. Packed with exclusive features to unleash the overall performance for incredible multiple cores CPU. Tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece.

Stay Cool for Ultimate Performance
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with solid and heavy heatsink. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.

Outstanding Temperature Management
Multiple fan connectors and thermal sensors allow you to set up a cool & silent system through automatic or manual control of your FANs.

• 1x All In One Pump Header.
• 1x CPU Fan Header.
• 6x System Fan Header.
• 7x Temperature Sensor.
• 1x Extension Thermal Header.

M.2 SHIELD FROZR
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

• Prevents throttling.
• Maximizes drive performance.
• Higher maximum SSD speeds.

Fully Controllable in BIOS and Software
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

Autodetect Dc or PWM Mode with Hysteresis
MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.

• Smooth fan speeds.
• Smooth sound levels.

Optimized for Water Cooling
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

User Friendly Design
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.

• Keep Out Zone: MSI motherboards circuitry ensure the case standoff keep out zones are pure and clean, preventing any component contact or damage to the motherboard.
• XL Clip: The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
• Easy Button 3: This motherboard features accessible physical buttons for instantly resetting and powering up/down your system. The buttons are illuminated so you can easily spot them in a dark environment.
• DeBug LED: Run into trouble? The digital LED display will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
• EZ DeBug LED: Run into trouble? On-board LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

Boot Up Guaranteed
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS or somehow corrupted it? Don’t worry, SYSTEM SAVER offers 3 easy to use options to successfully boot your system again.

• Clear CMOS: Helps to restore the BIOS default settings which helps in 99% of the cases to successfully boot again.
• BIOS FlashBack+: Run into trouble? Simply flash BIOS version and continue gaming within minutes with BIOS Flashback+. (works even without hardware!)
• Dual BIOS: Having 2 physical BIOS chips allows to have a plan B.

Maximum Compatibility
Every MSI motherboards are certified by strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part - memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility even over clocking, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.

Latest Processors Support
MSI X299 motherboards perfectly support latest Intel® Core X-series processors. Combining MSI Core Boost technology, you can release maximum performance no matter what CPU you use.

Extreme Stability & Compatibility Testing
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

Apps to Greatly Improve Efficiency
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. Moreover, we made sure our 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.

Dragon Center
The exclusive and brand-new UI merges all the MSI software functions into one specific application – MSI Dragon Center. Not only integrates all the MSI software functions, but also sync all the MSI desktop products to work together, providing the best user experience. No more messy programs or ICONs, just one click and you can enjoy all the functions in Dragon Center.

• Gaming Mode: MSI Gaming Mode provides the most suitable setting for your whole gaming system, bring you the best gaming experience with one click!
• Game Boost: Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need.
• Gaming Hotkey: Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You’re free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely.
• USB Speed Up: When enabled, it optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 20% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data.
• OC Setting: With an intuitive interface, OC Setting allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance and optimize your system’s cooling features.
• Total Fan Control: Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
• VR Ready: A single click sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications won’t impact your virtual adventure.
• Live Update: Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your game.

MSI App Player
Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.

Click BIOS 5
We made sure our 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.

• Game Boost: Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.
• XMP: Extreme Memory Profiles which simplified RAM overclocking on Intel motherboards.
• M-Flash: Allows user to conveniently flash, or upgrade the BIOS from the CMOS Setup Utility.
• Hardware Monitor: Shows you critical hardware information in real-time; temperature, usage, clock speed, and voltage.
• Total Fan Control: Check and manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans.
• Secure Erase+: Using an optimized formatting algorithm, lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed, making your system feel brand new!
• Memory Try It: Best way to get maximum speed out of your system memory and gaming performance.
• M.2 Genie: Brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.
• Search & Favourites: A permanent search & favourite option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need.

Unmatched Memory Performance
Optimized layout design and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance. You never have to worry about your system crashing during games with MSI DDR4 BOOST.

Easy Overclocking With XMP Profile
The XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC lab. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

Fast and Future-Ready Storage
MSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.

• 1x 32Gbps U.2 Connector.
• 3x 32Gbps M.2 Slots.
• 8x 6Gbps SATA Ports.

M.2 XPANDER-AERO
You can find Triple Turbo M.2 with Shield FROZR on the MEG X299 CREATION. In addition, another exclusive accessory can be found in the packaging: the M.2 XPANDER-AERO. This PCI-Express card offers four extra M.2 slots to increase your storage capacity at maximum speed.

Graphics card level thermal solution and brand new design bring the heat from M.2 to the bracket, keep your NVMe SSD cool with maximum performance

Featuring auto detect function for the M.2 access and the M.2 temperature for easy checking, by including M.2 activity & M.2 smart Fan temperature detection LEDs.

Optane: Boost Your HDD to Perform Like an SSD
Gamers and PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.

Virtual RAID on CPU
The Intel Virtual RAID on CPU, VROC, unseals the PCIe lanes direct from processor in order to configure a bootable RAID array, rather than the 32Gbps DMI bottlenecks from chipset. With the Intel VROC, you can take advantage from the full speed SSD device during game loading.

VROC with M.2 XPANDER-AERO
Build the prompt OS disk with 4x more Turbo M.2 devices in RAID 0 from processors directly.
*Please note that you will need the VROC upgrade key for full function when 90-day trial period has expired.

Storage Boost Your Storage Performance
This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, Storage Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, saving you a lot of time when loading or transferring data.

Easy RAID Setup with M.2 Genie
Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That's why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.

Maximize Your USB Device Performance
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s.

Good Craftsmanship Depends On Use of the Right Tools
A great designer can’t do anything without professional equipment, MEG X299 CREATION featuring Lightning USB, Front Type-C 3.1 gen 2 and tons of USB 3.0 / 2.0, providing excellent performance for your multiple devices.

Double Bandwidth with Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
Using multiple USB 3.1 devices has never been faster! Featuring the Lighting ASmedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds when connecting multiple USB devices at the same time. The Lightning USB connectors are covered with gold to ensure a bitter signal and performance.

Type-C Reversible Connector for Next-Gen USB
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible USB connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.

Stable, Secure & Fast Networking
Optimized for content creation, professional and multimedia use, a high quality network solution is equipped to get ready to serve you with 24/7 reliability and stability when transferring big data.

Maximum Data Transfer with 2.5G LAN
MEG X299 CREATION features high-bandwidth and low-latency dual Ethernet networks for demanding creators and power users. On-board 2.5Gbps connectivity provides incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive for your applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.

Low Latency LAN Powered by Intel®
This model comes equipped with a premium network solution from Intel®. The high quality Gigabit LAN networking component is optimized for professional and multimedia use with outstanding performance to deliver a secure, stable and fast network connection.

Next-Gen Intel® Wi-Fi AC & Bluetooth
This next-generation Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solution uses smart MU-MIMO technology, delivering AC speeds up to 1.73Gbps without any cable limitation.

Creation
Good craftsmanship depends on use of the right tool, this motherboard is tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece.

Full 4K Video Experience
MEG X299 CREATION features exclusive expansion card, THUNDERBOLT M3. Offering dual DisplayPort and dual Thunderbolt 3 for the full 4K video experience, accelerate content creation workflow and team productivity with the ability to move massive files, images and video unrivalled for new uses Daisy-chain connect up to 6 Thunderbolt™ devices with a single wire speeds 8X faster than USB 3.0.

Create Your Masterpiece
MEG X299 CREATION comes with a unique look and feel inspired by the concept of element explosion. Packed with exclusive features to unleash the overall performance for incredible multiple cores CPU.

Tailor-made for designers and content creators, the features and design perfectly meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece.

Mystic Light
MSI Mystic Light provides a complete function to control the RGB light all around the ecosystem. Select the available colours from the palette to match your favourite and mood.

• 16.8 Million Colour Customizable.
• 29 LED Effects.

Mystic Light on Motherboard
MSI Motherboard offers multiple colours and variety effects for you to set up the whole rig by your own way.

Lighting Effects:
• Rainbow.
• Meteor.
• Stack.
• Breathing.
• Flashing.
• Double-Flashing.
• Steady.
• Lightning.
• CPU Temperature.
• Random.
• POP.
• RAP.
• JAZZ.
• Movie.
• Planetary.
• Double Meteor.
• Energy.
• Blink.
• Clock.
• Colour Shift.
• Colour Wave.
• Rainbow Flashing.
• Rainbow Double Flashing.
• Double Meteor.
• Rainbow Wave.
• Visor.
• Rainbow Flashing.
• Rainbow Double Flashing.

Mystic Light Extension
Still not satisfied with the decoration on the ecosystem? The Mystic Light Extension will help you to have more attractive way to decorate you gaming rig by the LED Strips and still under controlled by the Mystic Light application.

JRGB
The JRGB pin header provides the max 3A(12V) power supply for the up to 3 meters 5050 RGB LED strips showing single colour.

Mystic Light Sync
MSI Mystic Light SYNC built with open SDK for all the peripherals. With Mystic Light application, you can easily control all the colour and effect in one application.

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. Features • Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family.
• Supports DDR4 Memory, 8 DIMMs, Quad Channel Max Frequency DDR4-4200+(OC).
• Maximum Power: 13+1 phases digital power with heat-pipe heatsink design.
• Maximum Data Transfer: 2.5G LAN + Intel® Gigabit LAN with Intel® WIFI and bandwidth management.
• Maximum Storage: 7x Turbo M.2 with M.2 XPANDER-AERO.
• Maximum Temperature Control: Full fan control with 8 PWM fan headers and 1 dedicated thermal sensor.
• M.2 Shield FROZR: Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 safer and faster.
• Core Boost: With premium layout and full digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
• Triple 8 Pin Power Supply: By providing triple 8 pin connectors to ensure adequate power supply to unleash ultimate multi-core CPU performance.
• Mystic Light: 16.8 million colours / 29 effects controlled in one click. Mystic Light Extension supports both RGB and RAINBOW LED strip.
• Audio Boost 4 with NAHIMIC: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
• DDR4 Boost with Steel Armour: Fully isolated, shielded and optimized DDR4 PCB design to give your DDR4 memory a performance boost.
• Multi-GPU: With Steel Armour PCI-E slots. Supports 4-Way NVIDIA SLI™ & 4-Way AMD Crossfire™.
• Thunderbolt3: Exclusive expansion card offering dual DisplayPort and dual Thunderbolt 3 for the full 4K video experience.
Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition MEG X299 CREATION
Form Factor E-ATX
CPU Socket 2066
Chipset Intel X299
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Quad (4) [6+ Core] / Dual (2) [4 Core]
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2933(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4200(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB (8x16GB) [6+ Core] / 64GB (4x16GB) [4 Core]
Audio
Audio Realtek ALC1220 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 4-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 4-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280, PCIe 3.0
  • 2 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe 3.0/SATA
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA3 / M.2
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Optane Memory Ready
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via U.2 Connector)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10 (SATA 0~7 ONLY)
  • RAID 5 (SATA 0~7 ONLY)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 2-Digit debug code LED
  • 1 x 2-pin Thermal Sensor Header
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 3-pin CORSAIR connector
  • 2 x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connector
  • 1 x 3-pin W_FLOW connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 2 x 4-pin Extend Fan Connectors
  • 1 x 4-pin Molex for PCIe (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin RGB LED connector
  • 4 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin Water Pump Connector
  • 3 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 4 x EZ Debug LED
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x GAME BOOST knob
  • 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
  • 1 x OC force enter BIOS connector
  • 1 x OC retry connector
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Slow Mode jumper(s)
  • 2 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 1 x U.2 Connector
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Front Header
  • 1 x Virtual RAID on CPU Connector
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 2.5 Gigabit LAN
  • 802.11ac WiFi LAN
  • Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel Wireless-AC 9260 (ac WiFi, BT5)
  • 1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
  • 1 x Realtek RTL8125-CG (2.5G LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 2 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
  • 2 x WiFi Antenna connectors
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 272 mm
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