MSI X299 Tomahawk Motherboard, LGA 2066 Socket, 128 GB RAM Max, 8 SATA3, U.2 port, VR Ready, 911-7B05-012
MSI X299 Tomahawk
Featuring heavy plated heat sinks and fierce looks, MSI Gaming motherboards are packed with gaming features for a refined gaming experience.
- Clear CMOS & Flash Back Button
- BIOS FLASHBACK+ LAN
- Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
- Intel Wireless / Bluetooth
- Golden audio jacks with S/PDIF
- Full armed I/O & audio cover
- - Stunning looks, protecting the I/O and audio parts
- Heavy plated armed heatsinks
- - Covered with exclusive stainless steel for your best protection
- DDR4 Boost
- - Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry
- PCI-E Steel Armor
- - Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI
- 2x Turbo M.2 with one M.2 SHIELD FROZR
- - Patent pending M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 run faster.
- Double ESD protection
- - Double grounding layered mounting holes prevent ESD damage
- Audio Boost 4 with amplifier
- - Optimized gaming audio using best components, with Nahimic 2
RGB Mystic Light
Customize and set up your own color scheme with RGB Mystic Light. Select any of the colors from the palette using your smartphone or the Mystic Light App to match your system style. Bored with the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second. With multiple colors available, you are the artist to create your own unique gaming rig. Done selecting colors? Choose from several LED effects to really make your system come alive and enjoy your personalized design. With the convenience of Mystic Light Sync, you can control RGB LED solutions from other brands, such as CPU coolers, keyboards, and mice or RGB system fans.
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system to the max. High-quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable at the best performance during long gaming sessions.MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans, giving you full control to set up a cool & silent system. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans connected to the motherboard, through a revolutionary and easy to use interface. Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & custom water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed.
Your In-Game Advantage
Outsmart and outperform your opponent’s in the game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one-step ahead of the competition and boost your skills. Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You are free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely. Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. Using multiple graphics cards is a great way to find out just how good it gets. MSI motherboards fully support multi GPU technologies and have optimal PCI-E slot placement for the best thermal performance. Unique Steel Armor and optimal PCI Express slot placement ensure perfect stability and compatibility for heavy duty computing.
This MSI product supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you noticeable benefits. Start programs faster, load data faster and increase productivity .with 2X TURBO M.2 you can Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards. Delivering speeds up to 32 GB/s per device using Gen3 x 4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection. Next generation SSDs demand a next-generation connector. U.2 delivers just that with performance up to 32 GB/s per device.MSI made sure each motherboard comes with enough SATA ports to connect loads of HDDs for long-term storage of large files and system backups.
From the start of Virtual Reality, MSI has been deeply involved in making VR Ready hardware in each of its product lines. Whether it is a feature-rich motherboard, a frame rate boosting graphics card or a blazing fast complete gaming system, a huge set of VR-supporting features awaits you.
Sound That Pulls You Into The Game
Get the most immersive sound experience. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality with premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes. Built on years of experience in building motherboards dedicated to providing true Hi-Fi sound. Nahimic Sound Technology has been famed for its quality and precision in projects undertaken by the Military and the Aeronautics Industry. Their experience in reflecting surround sound at the most immersive level allows you as a gamer to experience the next level of sound & gameplay. Unique features, including a sound tracker, which visually shows where the enemies are making noise in the game, truly allow you to get the upper hand on the battlefield. Audio Boost has developed into a high-quality audio unit, offering a clear improvement in sound quality.
Audio Boost operates like a dedicated soundcard by being physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal possible. Supports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording (64x better than regular CD quality). The built-in dedicated headphone amplifier rewards audiophiles With headphones up to 600Ω impedance by delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC. Audio Boost 4 automatically detects the optimal impedance for your headphones and adjusts the output for the best sound quality. With premium audio connectors, you get the best possible signal output with the least chance of distortion. Using gold also prevents any corrosion or oxidation in the end, which could affect signal quality. Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
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. Experience smooth gaming with Intel LAN. Intel LAN optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports by reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This means your CPU can be used more effectively, giving you more FPS when gaming. MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency. Featuring 15KV anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity, the LAN Protect connector designed to give you a reliable networking experience.
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig's memory with more speed, higher overclock ability and increased stability. Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. MSI memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking. The XMP LED highlights if your Extreme Memory Profile is active for the best memory speed and stability. The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files.
Combining industries best components with MSI’s top-notch R&D design, you can count on this motherboard to deliver excellent performance. System tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights.
For Extreme Overclocking
OC ENGINE 2
This external clock generator gives you more freedom in BCLK adjustments to achieve the maximum overclock for your setup. It also offers lower jitter & power consumption resulting in a rock-solid system under extreme conditions.
Leading PCB design and added layers allow us to optimize all traces for overclocking. Power and signal traces are isolated, resulting in higher efficiency, steadfast stability, and top-notch performance.
Simply flash an old or new BIOS version and start overclocking within minutes. BIOS Flashback+ even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!
For Power User
Premium Power Phases
High- quality components used in MSI motherboards ensure a stable and optimized power delivery for the best performance.
What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
Digital Power Design
A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.
Run into trouble? The digital LED display will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
EZ DEBUG LED
Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again. The latest design also helps you distinguish your CPU.
HANDY CLEAR CMOS BUTTON
Conveniently placed on the IO panel, the Clear CMOS button lets you instantly reset the BIOS if needed. Saving you the hassle of opening your case and removing the jumper.
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
Maximize Your USB Device Performance
Using multiple USB 3.1 devices has never been faster! Featuring the Lighting AS media 3142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds when connecting multiple USB devices at the same time. The Lightning USB connectors covered with gold to ensure a bitter signal and performance. Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible USB connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices. When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 30% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data.MSI SuperCharger USB ports charge any connected device faster. It delivers more power than regular USB ports to your smartphone, tablet. Ready for next generation cases and perfect to use with the latest smartphones, the onboard front side USB connector now offers ultra-high speed through USB 3.1 with Type-A. Moreover, the front USB ports on MSI motherboards protected by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
The Greatest Quality Components
MSI uses Military Class 6 components, which is the latest evolution of the industries’ highest quality standard. These high-quality components shielded by the best protection to make sure your system runs smoothly under the extreme conditions. With the increased size and weight of modern high-end graphics cards, traditional PCI Express slots often show signs of bending or even breaking. Meet Steel Armor, strengthened PCI Express slots using more solder points to make sure you never have to worry about breaking off any of the slots. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing an Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.
Tune Your System with Click BIOS
MSI made sure their BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features found in CLICK BIOS 5 let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance with an award-winning, high-resolution, scalable font is used to make CLICK BIOS 5 easy to read, no matter what type of screen you use. The clean design layout, together with this great font makes CLICK BIOS 5 a true next-gen UEFI BIOS and when you just want to get back to work, EZ-mode presents you with basic BIOS settings and functions for some quick adjustments. If you feel like spending more time fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance, the advanced mode is the way to go. Can’t find a specific BIOS setting? Do not worry, a permanent search option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need. CLICK BIOS 5 provides easy access to XMP memory profiles to optimize your system's memory timings and speeds for maximum stability and performance.