Despite the fact that in the MSI product range is already several motherboards LGA2011-3, the Taiwanese manufacturer introduced a new model – X99A Tomahawk. NEW belongs to a series of Arsenal Gaming and the game is the entry level model, but at the same time it has many nice features. So, in the ATX format board can be set to eight DDR4 DIMM memory bars with total capacity up to 128 GB.
In addition, the model offers three reinforced metal mechanical PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and two PCIe 2.0 x1. X99A Tomahawk can be used for multi-GPU systems by installing up to three graphics cards from NVIDIA or AMD. To connect the drive, there are eight SATA Express slots and one U.2 and M.2. The last unit can be set to 4.2 cm in width and 11 cm in length.
Also impressive features USB connection. Motherboard offers eight USB 3.1 Gen1 and USB 2.0 (four-panel, four on a comb), and the connectors are USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A and Type-C. There are two Gigabit LAN connector is also on the motherboard and the soundcard Audio Boost 3. For fans of RGB-illumination housing X99A Tomahawk offers the appropriate connectivity options.
Both the printed circuit board, and all connectors, except connectors Steel Armor, finished in black. On housing IO panel, as well as on the heatsink is a little gray accents. On the motherboard are buttons power and reset, and LED information.
MSI X99A Tomahawk will be on sale in mid-August. Price new items is unknown.