MSI X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Review
Published: 19th August 2016 | Source: MSI | Price: |
The X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium, hereafter the Titanium, has been around for a couple of months, so you might be wondering why we're so late to the party when it comes to reviewing it. The early version came with a distinctly immature BIOS and we never want to give hardware a chance to perform to its capabilities, so we held off reviewing until a more refined BIOS was available.
Eventually though, despite waiting an age, we do have to review it. So whilst the BIOS is nowhere near where it should be, time and tide wait for no man and so here is the Titanium review.
MSI have gone to great lengths with their latest range topping motherboards to make them stand out from the crowd. Rather than stick to the black and red of most popular motherboards, or even the black and yellow that we've seen from the majority of their XPOWER offerings, the Titanium range combines a silver PCB with silver heatsinks and slot reinforcement to stand apart from the rest of the marketplace.
Are those gorgeous silver looks enough to make you part with your cash? Does the performance match the high spec sheet? Let's find out.
If it is available then you can be certain that MSI have equipped the Titanium with it. The X99 chipset is already bristling with high bandwidth options, and to those quality features MSI have added their Audio Boost 3 and Nahimic sound technologies, alongside the Game Boost auto-overclocking and the fifth generation of both their Click BIOS and Military Class components.