MSI Intel Core-X X299 GAMING M7 ACK Extreme ATX Motherboard

MSI X299 GAMING M7 ACK, Intel X299, S 2066, DDR4, SATA3, U.2, Dual M.2, 3-Way SLi/CrossFire, KillerWiFi, USB3.1 A+C, ATX

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Top-End X299 Gaming Motherboard. MSI X299 Series GAMING M7 ACK

MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON Motheboard
High-Performance X299 motherboard with intel Core-X

Experience the flawless supremacy of this X299 GAMING M7 ACK, boasting some of the best features available to help enhance your overall gaming experience. A few examples of these are Killer GAMING LAN and WIFI, gaming device ports and Game Boost. Plus, this MSI X299 is protected and reinforced through Steel Armor and M.2 Shield FROZR. These are just a few among many impressive features, get the most from your motherboard with the X299 GAMING M7 ACK from MSI.

ATX
Form Factor
2066
CPU Socket
Intel X299
Chipset
DDR4
Memory Type

Keeping X299 GAMING M7 Cool

FAN HEADERS
FULLY CONTROLLABLE FAN HEADERS

High quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable at the best performance during long gaming sessions.

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans, giving you full control to set up a cool and silent system. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.

DC OR PWM MODE
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.

CONTROL IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE
TOTAL CONTROL IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE

Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans and 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.

WATER COOLING
OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING

Designed to support the most popular All-In-One and custom 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.

  • WATERPUMP HEADER
  • - Up to 2A support
  • - Speed control from BIOS and OS

Top Motherboard Storage Technologies

2x SHIELD
MAXIMIZE SSD PERFORMANCE, PREVENT SLOWDOWNS

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 avoiding this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure the SSD maintains maximum performance.

2x TURBO M.2
2x TURBO M.2

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!

U.2 CONNECTOR
NEXT GENERATION SSD READY: U.2 CONNECTOR WITH 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 READY
INTEL OPTANE READY

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!

MSI GAMING LAN

KILLER DOUBLE SHOT PRO
KILLER DOUBLE SHOT PRO

Killer DoubleShot Pro allows the Killer™ Ethernet connectors and the Killer™ Wi-Fi adapter to work together for the ultimate high speed attack. The Killer Network Manager decides which apps runs on which connection for gaming traffic optimization. This will give you the max throughput as high as 1.867 Gbps.

MSI GAMING LAN MANAGER
MSI GAMING LAN MANAGER

MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

LAN PROTECT
LAN PROTECT TO SHIELD YOUR SYSTEM AGAINST POWER SURGES

Featuring 15KV anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity, the LAN Protect connector is designed to give you a reliable networking experience.

Pro X299 Audio Quality

Audio Boost 4
Amplify your game with Audio Boost 4 Pro

Audio Boost is a high quality audio solution offering a true advantage over your opponents when gaming. Use Audio Boost 4 PRO to locate your in-game enemies with pin point precision to give you that competitive edge, whether you are using your front or rear audio output. Audio Boost 4 PRO comes with 2 dedicated HD audio processors with dedicated amplifiers so you can use headphones and speakers at the same time.

Audio amplifier
Dedicated Headphone amplifier that auto-detects impedance

The built-in dedicated headphone amplifier rewards audiophiles with headphones up to 600Ω impedance by delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC. Audio Boost 4 automatically detects the optimal impedance for your headphones and adjusts the output for the best sound quality.

Audio capacitors
Chemi-Con Audio capacitors for a warmer sound

By dedicating golden audio capacitors to the front output, a high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured. The Chemi-Con audio capacitors are widely considered to be one of the great choices for the best sound output.

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Nahimic: sound that pushes the limits of reality

Nahimic Sound Technology has been famed for its quality and precision in projects undertaken by the Military and the Aeronautics Industry. Their experience in reflecting surround sound at the most immersive level allows you as a gamer to experience the next level in sound and gameplay. Unique features, including a sound tracker which visually shows where the enemies are making noise in game, truly allow you to get the upper hand on the battlefield.

High Performance X299 Memory

OPTIMIZED MEMORY LAYOUT
ENHANCED STABILITY WITH OPTIMIZED MEMORY LAYOUT

Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.

The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files.

STABILITY AND COMPATIBILITY
EXTREME STABILITY and 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.

XMP LED
Easy XMP LED

The XMP LED highlights if your Extreme Memory Profile is active for the best memory speed and stability.

Best Motherboard USB Performance

DOUBLE BANDWIDTH
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
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.

FRONT SIDE USB
Front side USB faster than ever with USB 3.1 and Type-C

Ready for next generation cases and perfect to use with the latest smartphones, the onboard front side USB connector now offers ultra-high speed through USB 3.1 gen 1 Type-A and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (up to 10 Gb/s).

X-BOOST USB
X-BOOST YOUR USB PERFORMANCE

When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 30% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data. This handy tool is very easy to use and automatically detects and optimizes the USB devices connected to your system.

Intricate X299 Motherboard Control with Ease

X-BOOST STORAGE
X-BOOST YOUR STORAGE

This unique and exclusive software allows you to boost the performance of any storage or USB device connected to your system. Simply use X-BOOST’s Easy or Advanced mode to tune your system for up to 30% increased speeds, higher system responsiveness and faster loading of data.

COMMAND CENTER
TAKE COMMAND OF YOUR SYSTEM

MSI’s Command Center software is the perfect tool to get the most out of your motherboard. With an intuitive interface, Command Center allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance and optimize your system’s cooling features.

LIVE UPDATE
Always Up-To-Date with MSI live

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.

"...the best update package available on any motherboard." - Anandtech

MSI RAMDISK
SSD not fast enough? Try MSI RAMDISK

MSI motherboards include RAMDisk, allowing you to create a virtual drive from your system RAM memory. Instantly load your software, speed up your browser or your page file to significantly speed up your system!

  • Speed up system, over 25x faster than SATA SSD
  • Speed up games, apps and browser
  • Increase SSD lifespan

Only the Best Motherboard Components

PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR

MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armor also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference to provide a pure and reliable signal for the best performance, even when turning it up a notch.

MSI have made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.

QUALITY COMPONENTS
SUPER STABLE WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY COMPONENTS

MSI uses Military Class 6 components, which is the latest evolution of the industries’ highest quality standard. These high quality components are shielded by the best protection to make sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.

  • ESD PROTECTION
  • CIRCUIT PROTECTION
  • HUMIDITY PROTECTION
  • TEMPERATURE PROTECTION
  • EMI PROTECTION
CERTIFIED FOR GAMING
CERTIFIED FOR GAMING

Each model is tweaked to deliver the best FPS for a stutter-free gaming experience. Tested in 24-hour on- and offline gaming sessions with the most popular gaming gear by the world’s best eSports players, so you can enjoy top performance and reliability in the world’s most popular games.

X299 with BIOS Built for Gamers

EASY MODE BIOS
EASY MODE FOR QUICK TWEAKS

When you just want to get back to work, EZ-mode presents you with basic BIOS settings and functions for some quick adjustments. If you feel like spending more time fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance, the Advanced mode is the way to go.

EASY SEARCH and FAVORITES
EASY SEARCH and FAVORITES

Can't find a specific BIOS setting? Don’t worry, a permanent search option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need. Want quick access to important settings? My Favorites gives easy access to selected Favorite settings, supporting up to 5 groups of Favorites.

HARDWARE MONITOR
HARDWARE MONITOR WITH FAN CONTROL

Hardware monitor lets you take control of your system and check your primary system vitals 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.

BOOT UP GUARANTEED
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 The ClearCMOS button helps to restore the BIOS default settings which helps in 99% of the cases to successfully boot again. ClearCMOS will not restore the original BIOS code (will not revert back to the original bios version).

Easy BIOS recovery with BIOS Flashback+ Run into trouble when updating your BIOS? Simply flash the old BIOS version back and continue gaming within minutes with BIOS Flashback+. BIOS Flashback+ even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!

DUAL BIOS Still aren’t able to successfully boot? Having 2 physical BIOS chips allows to have a plan B. Simply move the onboard switch to select the secondary stock BIOS and try booting from there. The second BIOS chip contains the factory default BIOS.

GAMING M7 ACK In-Game Advantages

PC GAMING HOTKEYS
TOTAL FREEDOM, MAXIMUM EASE

Simply assign functions to any key whether to launch your favorite games, load profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless!

User-friendly, easy-to-use application. Launch your favorite game with a single button.

PORTS FOR GAMING
DEDICATED PORT FOR GAMING PERIPHERALS

The GAMING Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high-end gaming peripherals to fully utilize their features and responsiveness. Customize your mouse DPI to enhance accuracy or program macro combinations using the easy-to-use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.

GAME BOOST TECH
1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING!

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. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!

MULTI GPU
WANT MORE PERFORMANCE? TRY MULTI GPU!

Gaming enthusiasts are always looking for more performance to get the ultimate experience. Using multiple graphics cards is a great way to find out just how good it gets. MSI GAMING motherboards fully support multi GPU technologies and have optimal PCI-E slot placement for the best thermal performance.

VR BANNER
GET READY TO BE OVERWHELMED BY THE REALMS OF VR

From the start of Virtual Reality, MSI has been deeply involved in making VR Ready hardware in each of its product lines. Whether it's a feature-rich motherboard, a framerate boosting graphics card or a blazing fast complete gaming system, a huge set of VR-supporting features awaits you.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Form Factor 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 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3300(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266+(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB (8x16GB) [6+ Core] / 64GB (4x16GB) [4 Core]
Audio
Audio Dual Realtek ALC1220 Codec 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 3-Way SLi
Crossfire Support 3-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2230 (Occupied by WiFi Card)
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280, PCIe 3.0/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe 3.0/SATA
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 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
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology
  • 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 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 4 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin Water Pump Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 2 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x GAME BOOST knob
  • 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 1 x RGB LED connector
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Slow mode booting jumper
  • 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 Header
  • 1 x Virtual RAID on CPU Connector
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ac WiFi LAN
  • Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Killer 1535 Wireless-AC (a/b/g/n/ac + BT4.1)
  • 1 x Killer E2500 (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 2 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ Button
  • 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 SPDIF Out (Optical)
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 4 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  
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