MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC Intel Socket 2066

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Manufacturer Code: X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
Manufacturer: MSI
MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC Intel Socket 2066

Key Features:

  • Socket 2066
  • Intel X299 Chipset
  • 8 x SATA & 9 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
  • ATX Form Factor


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Perform in style
1 Clear CMOS & Flash Back Button
2 Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
4 Intel® Wireless / Bluetooth
5 Golden audio jacks with S/PDIF
6 Mystic Light RGB Covers with Carbon
Change up to 16.8 million colors & 17 LED effects
7 Gaming heatsinks with Mystic Light RGB
Hydro dip paint tech, for maximum cooling
8 DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor
Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry
9 PCI-E Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI
10 2x Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield
NVMe support, up to 32 Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4
11 U.2 with Steel Armor
NVMe support, up to 32 Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4
12 Audio Boost 4 with amplifier
Optimized gaming audio using best components, with Nahimic 2+
Customize your Gaming Rig
Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colors and 17 effects through Mystic Light RGB LED. Controlled in one click with the Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
MSI X370 GAMING Pro Carbon Mystic Light
Customize colors Customize effects Mystic Light App
Works with certified Mystic Light Sync products:
Mystic Light Sync logo Mystic Light vendors
Personalize your motherboard
Customize the looks of the GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard by changing to different color schemes. Use the included removable covers to change to silver or gold, or simply 3D print your own and mount them!
Fan Headers Personalize your Motherboard
3d Printing & Modding
Mod it yourself! Completely transform your system. This motherboard is optimized for 3D printing & modding.
3d printing SATA Manager 3d printing VGA support
X-mounting screws
This motherboard features X-mounting 3D printing screws which allow you to use your own 3D printed covers, FAN guards or other 3D printed materials to mounted to the board with ease.
3d printing heatsink cover 3d printing fan
Designed for overclocking
Combining the industry’s best components with MSI’s top-notch R&D design, you can count on this motherboard to deliver world-class performance. By adding plenty of DrMOS premium power phases, Loadline Calibration, DigitALL CPU PWM and a dedicated ClockGen, MSI X299 models ensure a clean, stable and optimized power delivery for the best performance when pushed to the max.
60A DrMOS Power Phases
60A DrMOS phase design
DigitALL CPU PWM External ClockGen Loadline Calibration
DigitALL CPU PWM External ClockGen Loadline Calibration
Boost CPU performance
The most extreme enthusiasts demand more CPU & Memory performance. MSI X299 motherboards deliver just that. Turbo socket allows for additional tuning of DDR4 memory and Ring voltages for no limits overclocking, whether you are a casual tuner or extreme overclocker.
Use the MSI Game Boost function for one-second automated overclocking. On selected models you can simply turn the dial, on others use the Gaming App or BIOS and your PC gets another adrenalin shot.
Game Boost 1 second overclocking
MSI X299 Turbo socket MSI X299 Game Boost button
M.2 Shield: maximize SSD performance, prevent slow downs
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. The new onboard M.2 Shield is the next generation M.2 Thermal solution avoiding this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure the SSD maintains maximum performance.
MSI X299 M.2 Shield
Without M.2 Shield With M.2 Shield
1 Delays throttling
2 Higher maximum transfer speed
3 Faster overall drive performance
Immerse yourself into Virtual Worlds
Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features to optimize VR, MSI brings gamers and professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
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VR Boost Arrow VR ports
Pull yourself in the game with VR Boost
Traditional USB ports can suffer signal drops, significantly impacting performance of connected devices. VR Boost, only on MSI, is a smart chip that ensures a clean and strong signal to a VR optimized USB port, giving you an enjoyable VR experience.
Amplify your Game with Audio Boost 4
Like a dedicated sound card Audio Boost 4, powered by Nahimic, offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.
Isolated Audio with LED Line Chemi-Con Audio capacitors Nahimic 2 Sound Tracker
Isolated audio design with Isolated Audio with RGB LED Line Chemi-con Audio Capacitors Nahimic Sound Tracker
Audio Boost Ohm graph
Maximize your USB Device 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 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds!
Reversible connector USB Type-C
Reversible connector


  Double Bandwidth USB 3.1
MSI Lightning USB
Others USB 3.1 Gen2 Others USB
Up to 20% faster with XBoost
MSI X-Boost performance
Front USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
Front USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Memory Signal Purity MSI MSI caption Others MSI caption
DDR4 Boost performance
Best compatibility
Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.
Best compatibility chart
DDR4 Steel Armor
With DDR4 Steel Armor
Dominate the Game 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.
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Optimize Killer Gaming LAN

Main Features

  • Supports New Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family for LGA 2066 socket
  • Supports DDR4-4266+(OC) Memory
  • MYSTIC LIGHT: 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, DIGITALL POWER Design
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: TWIN TURBO M.2 with M.2 Shield and Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, LIGHTNING USB 3.1 GEN2
  • VR READY and VR BOOST: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness. Supports Nahimic VR & TriDef VR.
  • AUDIO BOOST 4 with 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 and Wireless support, powered by Intel®: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management.
  • MULTI-GPU: 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.
  • 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


CPU Socket Socket 2066
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family for LGA2066 Socket
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA2066

Rear Panel I/O Ports

Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A • 4 x USB 3.0 • 3 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out


Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge X299
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Internal I/O Connectors

Front Panel Connectors 2 x Front Panel headers • 1 x Front Audio header
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU Fan header
1 x Water Pump header
4 x System Fan headers
SATA Connectors 8 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C • 2 x USB 3.0 • 2 x USB 2.0
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion header
TPM Header 1 x TPM header
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX • 1 x 8-pin EPS • 1 x 4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Key M, Type 2242/2260/2280
1 x M.2, Key M, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110
1 x U.2


Number of PCI Express Slots 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
@ x16/x4/x16/x8 with 44-lane CPU
@ x16/x4/x8/x0 or x8/x4/x8/x8 with 28-lane CPU
@ x8/x0/x8/x0 or x8/x4/x4/x0 with 16-lane CPU
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1


Memory Bus Speed 4266+(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866 (OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Slot 8 x DIMM

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported No


Integrated Sound Realtek® ALC1220


Integrated Network Intel® I219-V
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless LAN Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
Wireless Network Speed 867 Mbps
Bluetooth Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
Bluetooth Version 4.2

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit


Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS • 1 x Slow Mode Booting
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology & 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology


Form Factor ATX Motherboard
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Firewire No
Wireless Network Yes
Socket(s) LGA 2066
Memory Channel Quad
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 8 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 9 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support Both
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection No
DisplayPort Connection No
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel X299
Thunderbolt No
WiFi Speed 867 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
EAN 4719072525989
UPC 824142148686
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

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