MSI unleashes 990FXA GAMING, with USB 3.1
Published: 6th May 2015 | Source: MSI Gaming |
MSI unleashes 990FXA GAMING, world's first AMD USB 3.1 GAMING motherboard
MSI, world leading in motherboard design, debuts the world's first USB 3.1 featured AMD GAMING motherboard, the 990FXA GAMING. Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 990FXA GAMING motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. Inheriting the outstanding DNA of MSI's award winning GAMING family, the new MSI AM3+ 990FXA GAMING motherboard features Killer LAN for the best online GAMING experience, Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 for astonishing sound quality that gives you the upper hand on the battlefield, USB Audio Power and a completely new hardware and software design for enhanced gaming performance. Get ready for high-end AMD GAMING with MSI.
USB 3.1 - 2X FASTER
USB 3.1 allows for speeds up to 10 Gbps, doubling the speed compared to USB 3.0 and 20x faster than legacy USB 2.0. USB 3.1 is even faster than SATA III! Transferring your favorite games, albums and movies over USB has never been faster. The new 990FXA GAMING motherboard features 2 front USB 3.1 connectors for more convenience.
Lethal competitive gaming with Killer™ LAN
Whether you are a casual or professional gamer, network lag kills. MSI GAMING motherboards feature Killer high-performance networking and provide the highest level of control and network speed for video streaming and gaming. A Smooth, stutterfree network is a must in today's world of online gaming, where a single packet of network data can make the difference between a win or a loss, Killer makes sure that it arrives.
Powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
MSI Audio Boost 2 takes on-board audio to the next level. Powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, Audio Boost 2 combines a revolutionary hardware layout for audio on the motherboard with the best customizable audio options like Multi-Channel Speaker Calibration and headphone profiles that dramatically enhance your audio experience. The Sound hardware is not only EMI shielded and separated from the motherboard, the power to the high quality amplifiers and audio components is delivered through ultra stable design. Ensuring clean power delivery for the audio components combined with the electrical shielding provides the highest level of on board audio ever experienced.
We at OC3D are big fans of MSI's recent AM3+ motherboards, as from our experience these motherboard perform admirably and also bring the AM3+ socket a much needed upgrade in terms of it's featureset.
This motherboard looks very similar to the MSI 970 Gaming motherboard that we used in our FX 8320e review, though this board sports USB 3.0, an upgrade top the 990FXA chipset and USB 3.1 ports. Sadly this board does not include and mSATA or M.2 slots which is now common on Intel Motherboards.
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