MSI X299 Pro Carbon AC Motherboard and Intel i5-7640X Review.

by birtanpublished on October 4, 2020

What's up guys is Mark from solids tech finally it's time to take a closer look and that x29 gaming Pro carbon a/c motherboard from MSI and a must-have shout out to them for providing the I 576 40k for testing I will also be sharing my force and cable 8x a little later in the video for now let's check out the board specs and features the gaming Pro carbon is priced at 349 $99 in the US and 299 pounds in the UK that's the second most expensive X 299 motherboard MSI has next line up only the gaming m7 ACK Trump's it and that's until we see the infamous X 299 got like carbon and I cannot wait to get

My hands on one of them skull ik X will give you every feature X 299 has to offer including quad channel support and more pcie express lanes up to 44 which will be needed if you want to build a system with multiple graphics cards and storage drives although it should be noted anything but the 7900 X right now will provide anything more than 28 pcie express lanes so unless you're willing to spend over $1000 on a 70 900 X you won't be able to run multiple graphics cards and storage drives and times 16 times 16 mode instead you'll be limited to time 16 times 8 and that's extremely

Disappointing from Intel owners for the 59 30 K and 68 50 K run in multiple graphics cars wanting to upgrade to X 299 are going to have to spend a lot of money both the 59 30k and 68 50k have 40 pcie express lanes so if you own one I would stay put for now and wait to see what AMD have to offer with Fred wrecker that leads me onto KB Lake X there's two CPUs in this lineup that I 777 40 X and the CPU out here for testing the i-5 76 for TX pairing these will the X 2 9 9 motherboard means features are so really limited honestly I can't actually

Get my head round why this is even happens both the 7740 X and the 7640 X are quad-core processors only providing dual channel memory supports both processors also only have 16 PCI Express lanes leaving you with very limited options for adding drives and additional graphics cards let me know down in the comments section what your thoughts are on cable 8x even being released on X 299 platform anyway with that huge round out of the way it's time to now jump back into the motherboard and take a closer look at the gaming Pro

Carbon firstly the rear i/o from left to right there's a flash back button and clear CMOS button a ps2 keyboard and mouse pores free USB 2.0 type-a ports five USB 3.1 ports on another type c2 Wi-Fi antennas which you do give aerials in the Box you get one LAN rj45 ports and lastly five OSC audio jacks including a s/pdif out connector for system memory the board support speeds of up to 4300 33 megahertz of ddr4 and it can burn in either a dual channel or quad channel depending on your configuration and processor and the board has a maximum capacity of 128

Gigabytes onto the four PCI Express slots you'll be able to run multiple graphics cards in crossfire or SLI if you pair this board with the previously mentioned I 970 900 X the top PCIe slots will run at x 16 the second slot will run at times for the first slot times 16 again and the last slot times 8 there are two m2 SSD slots on the gaming Pro carbon with Austin and thermal padding and dot team shields the top eight centimeter slot supports M 2 types 22 42 20 to 60 and 20 to 80 and the bottom larger 10 centimeter slot supports types 20 to 60 20 to 80 and 20 to 100

Ten also you'll be able to read both of these m2s giving you blistering loading times other storage options include eight SATA free six gigabit per second ports six facing away from the board and two facing outwards looking at the bottom there's some neat features besides the usual front panel connectors firstly you'll be able to dial up an overclock with this handy little dial although I recommend using the BIOS just slightly across these two tiny little buttons giving you the option to power on the board or reset it far better than

Having to jump the motherboard yourself also the motherboard has its own RGB LED headers that will sync with MSI's mystic lights moving on to the audio the gaming pro uses Realtek ALC 12:20 that offers 7.1 channel high definition audio which pairs up with an a-helix software overall the sound quality of this motherboard is extremely good onboard audio has improved so much over the years the ex $2.99 gaming Pro carbon can also be fully customized all the shielding has removable 3d paths in fact a spare set comes in the Box in gold and silver while you may not like these

Colors painting them would be very easy and you can even go as far as getting your own stickers made up an example of this was sent to me from MSI and this awesome wooden box with my channel name stamped on it jumping into the UEFI BIOS MSI's click BIOS 5 interface has always been very well laid out and easy to navigate nothing has really changed though on the X 299 platform and why would they give me a quick overview in advanced mode in the top left corner is gain boost it acts the same as a dial on the bottom of the motherboard I mentioned earlier there's various levels

From 1 to turn each step increases the CPU core and voltage I would personally be very careful using this dial if you don't know anything about overclocking as you will still need to check the voltages and temperatures slightly over to the right of game boost as a button that enables XMP both can't be enabled at the same time XMP will overclock your ddr4 memory by upping its frequencies and altering the timings the last upper box gives you various information on your specs and a way to change your boot priority very handy if you're having trouble getting

Your motherboard to boot windows from a particular drive the free boxes on the far left is where you spend most of your time the first one is for various settings the second one is for dialing in a manual overclock and the last box is what you're used to update or reflash the motherboards BIOS lastly you can monitor the system farms connected to this motherboard by clicking the hardware monitor tab personally I use a separate fan controller so I have never ever used it anyway that's all the features and specs wrapped up it's time to see how far this board can overclock

A 70 640 X running the latest bios the gaming Pro ac managed to get the 70 640 X up to 5 point 1 gigahertz at one point 3 volts and temperatures never reached any higher than 74 degrees Celsius no matter what I say about intel's choice to add a 4 core processor to earn a few CS to platform msi have done their job well the motherboard allowed me to achieve a massive overclock and not once didn't have any issues with the gaming pro while overclocking although please note this doesn't reflect how well the board will overclock skylake x lastly before round off let's take a look and

The LED features of this motherboard using MSI's mystic lights up you can choose various effects and colors that really set this board off plus the motherboard will be able to sync up with other mystic light certified products as well case fans LED strips graphics cards and also memory so that about wraps up my review on X 299 gaming Pro carbon AC motherboard from MSI it was a bit of a long one today but well worth taking an in-depth look at X 299 even if it was with a CPU Emmis I have made a stunning motherboard that has the performance and features to back up its

Look paired with an i-9 7900 x this motherboard I'm predicting will deliver some serious next generation performance the overall award for MSI gaming Pro carbon X $2.99 motherboard is platinum and Maasai have done everything right in my opinion but now all I'm waiting for is the X – 9 9 version of the god-like carbon and I've got my fingers crossed I'll be able to review that and maybe use it for our bills anyway guys I hope you enjoyed this review my name is Mark from silenced tech goodbye

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