Morry has covered the previous generation of Gaming 7 as well as $465 X99 Gaming 9 but we haven't yet seen the slightly lower priced X99 Gaming 7 which can be had for just under $300 right now. The reduction in price does not seem to have hurt the feature set with full speed M.2 support, four PCI-E x16 slots of which three can be used for multiple GPU setups as the other lanes are tied up with SATA Express and M.2 and other storage connections. As you may remember from Morry's reviews the UEFI is rather impressive looking and effective as well, a single push of the onboard OC Genie button will get you a mild overclock, Hardware Canucks had better luck with a manual overclock for those who have the patience. Check out their full review of a well designed and decently priced X99 board right here.
"MSI's X99S Gaming 7 is something of a rarity; MSI has included a full stable of gamer-centric features and yet it is quite affordable when compared to other X99 motherboards."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ASRock X99 Extreme6 @ eTeknix
- GIGABYTE GA-X99-Gaming G1 Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WiFi @ eTeknix
- ASUS RAMPAGE V Extreme review @ Bjorn3d
- Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review @ TechwareLabs