Powered exclusively by Intel X-Series processors, the Meg X299 Creation LGA 2066 E-ATX Motherboardfrom MSI is made for designers and content creators. Packed with features to unleash the overall performance of multi-core processors, its features and element-explosion design meet the demanding requirements for creating your own masterpiece. This motherboard will fit in E-ATX sized cases, supports the LGA 2066 socket and the Intel X299 chipset, and is compatible with Windows 10 (64-bit).
The E-ATX form factor of the Meg X299 Creation has eight 288-pin DDR4 slots that support up to 128GB of memory, although the top memory speed depends on the installed processor. Processors compatible with four-channel DDR4 support quad-channel memory architecture up 4200 MHz (OC) memory, while processors compatible with two-channel DDR4 support dual-channel memory architecture up to 4133 MHz (OC). For storage, there are eight SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, one U.2 connector that supports NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 storage, and two M.2 Socket 3 with M key that support type 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 SATA III and PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, plus one additional M.2 slot that supports type 2242, 2260, and 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs. The Meg X299 Creation supports Intel Optane Memory and allows its storage to be configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. SATA devices support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, while PCIe M.2 devices support RAID 0 and 1.
There is also one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (rear panel), one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (rear panel), six USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (rear panel), two USB 2.0 Type-A ports (rear panel), and one USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (internal), plus more internal USB headers that support USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0. For those looking to expand their system using PCIe, there are four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. The PCIe 3.0 x16 slots support different bandwidths depending on whether the installed CPU has 44 lanes, 28 lanes, or 16 lanes.
- Extended ATX (E-ATX) Form Factor
- Intel X299 Chipset
- LGA 2066 Socket
- 8 x Quad- / Dual-Channel DDR4-4200 (OC)
- 8 x SATA III | 3 x M.2 | 1 x U.2
- 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
- 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slot
- Realtek ALC1220 8-Channel HD Audio Codec
- 2.5G & Gigabit LAN | Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
- 4-Way NVIDIA SLI & 4-Way AMD CrossFireX