MSI Announces new X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard – Aug 29, 2014– Taipei, Taiwan (Techreleased) – MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its release of the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard. The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC is a custom designed motherboard, specifically for gamers who demand the best onboard gaming features, ready to e0-mbrace all new DDR4 memory and 8 core CPU power. The imposing heatsinks and Dragon Armor on the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard highlight its unique features. Its masterpiece is Streaming Engine, a premium dedicated onboard hardware streaming solution for streaming gaming activities at 1080p 60Mbps without impacting FPS and gameplay. The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC also comes with Audio Boost 2, USB Audio Power, Killer LAN, Turbo M.2 32Gb/s, SATA Express, Intel® Wi-Fi AC and 4-way Multi-GPU support.
World’s best onboard hardware streaming solution
MSI introduces the world’s first onboard hardware streaming solution, called Streaming Engine. A dedicated onboard hardware card which delivers even better performance and quality than Intel Quick Sync (which is not supported on the X99 platform), because having superior video quality and streaming performance is essential when sharing gaming activities with the world. Gamers can stream at amazing 1080p 60 Mbps quality using HD H.264 hardware compression.
Driving Streaming Engine is an AVerMedia encoding chip, designed only for the X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard delivering ultra-smooth streaming at stunning Full HD video quality at 60 Mbps. Optimized for XSplit Gamecaster, Streaming Engine allows for easy utilization when recording and streaming virtual playgrounds, making sure everyone can enjoy.
Record and stream gaming activity without impacting FPS
Other applications demand vital resources from the CPU highly impacting FPS performance. Streaming Engine is a dedicated hardware solution that preserves FPS at any time.
Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2
Powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema2, Audio Boost 2 combines a revolutionary hardware layout for audio on the motherboard with the best customizable audio options like Multi-Channel Speaker Calibration and headphone profiles that dramatically enhance the audio experience.
The sound hardware is not only EMI shielded and separated from the motherboard, the power to the high quality amplifiers and audio components is delivered through a unique Direct Audio Power connector. This ensures clean power delivery for the audio components and combined with the electrical shielding it provides the highest level of onboard audio.
The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard features a next generation Clock Generator for more flexible BCLK adjustments, from 100 / 125 / 167 MHz straps. Using these straps prevents system crashing while overclocking on the edge and opens doors to achieve the absolute maximum. The next generation chip offers even lower jitter and power consumption resulting in even higher stability under the most extreme conditions.
Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection. Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s is the successor to M.2 10 Gb/s, offering performance up to 3 times as fast using PCI Express Gen3 x4. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit most storage solutions. Gamers can enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and loading of applications and games
Speed, Sound, Stability; SATA Express, USB Audio Power, Killer LAN™ & More
With the focus on Speed, Sound and Stability, MSI GAMING motherboards provide every essential component of a true gaming system. Audio Boost 2 and USB Audio Power give your ears the detailed and richness in sound they need. 4-way Multi-GPU support ensures extreme gaming configurations for supreme frame rates.
Onboard M.2 32 Gb/s, SATA Express and Killer™ LAN provide the best networking and storage performance through unprecedented transfer speeds and extremely low latency while gaming online. GuardPro and Military Class 4 e all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials. To top this off, the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard comes with a 2 year premium license of XSplit Gamecaster to kickstart your online streaming of gameplay for both young and aspiring, and seasoned professional gamers.
Intel® Wi-Fi AC & Bluetooth 4.0
The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC comes with an easily unpluggable Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth module. The support of 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures the fastest available transfer speeds with up to 867 Mbps for Wi-Fi and 25 Mbps for BT 4.0. A black design I/O cover with GAMING 9 imprinted doesn’t only look cool, but it also protects against Electro Magnetic Interference, making sure whatever device is connected, the user will always receive a pure signal.
Much like the design of the I/O cover, this awesome looking piece of Dragon Armor isn’t just for great looks but also works as a protective shield to keep the audio signal pure, preventing interference from other components. This is vital when it comes to delivering high quality sound.