MSI has distinguished themselves as having three major motherboard lines. The Classic Series which focuses on the mainstream, the Gaming Series which is geared towards gamers and the Overclocking Series which is made for overclockers and enthusiasts. We are very familiar with the Overclocking Series here at ThinkComputers as we reviewed the MSI Z97 MPower motherboard not that long ago. Today we will be looking at the X99 version of that motherboard the X99S MPower, which sits as the entry-level motherboard in MSI’s X99 Overclocking Series. This motherboard features overclocking specific features like going through MSI’s OC Certification process, MSI’s OC Engine, voltage check points, and of course MSI’s Military Class 4 components. On top of that you have great features like an Ultra M.2 slot with speeds up to 32 GB/s, DDR4 support, MSI’s Audio Boost chip and so much more.
MSI has changed their packaging for the MPower line a little bit from the Z97 versions. The “M” on the front is a little smaller and has a metallic finish to it. There is also a smaller OC Series logo towards the bottom of the box.
Flipping the box over there is an overview of some of the main features of the motherboard as well as a full overview of your I/O ports, which is pretty important.
Opening up the box and taking a look at what is all inside you do have quite a few different accessories which include six SATA cables, two SLI bridges, I/O shield, case badge, SATA cable stickers / labels, Q-connectors, X99 Platform overclocking guide, Software & Application user’s guide, user’s guide, MSI poster, OC Series door hanger and a drivers & utilities CD.
For a full unboxing and overview of the MSI X99S MPower motherboard be sure to check out our video below.