MSI has a new member added X99 Gaming motherboards. The X99A Tomahawk is a completely newly designed plate. It must stand out by implementing the latest technologies, reinforced PCI-Express slots and high-end audio.
On the ATX motherboard we find heavier heatsinks to keep the board better cooling according to MSI. Furthermore, there is present around the reinforcement PCI-Express slots, and there are special shielding is disposed in order to prevent audio interference. The audio section consists of an ALC1150 chip from the stables of RealTek, the top of them. Intel provides in turn the connection to the worldwide web with a I218LM- I210AT and a Gigabit-LAN-controller. Double so.
With the Tomahawk X99A, it is possible to operate at the same time three PCI-E-locks on x16, provided there is used a CPU with 40 lanes. This makes it possible to arrange three-way AMD Crossfire. The same goes for Nvidia SLI. Further down on the board eight DDR4 slots, a u.2 port and M.2 port. Back we find four times USB 2.0, USB 3.1 four times Gen. 1, a USB 3.1 Gen. 2, Type-A connector and a Type-C port.