Intel’s X299 platform is not only an upgradation to your PC’s hardware but for the upcoming high core processors, it has become a necessity. After the reference model, MSI is among the coolest X299 chipsets producers and the MSI X299 SLI Plus is a budget-friendly option. The interesting part is that this motherboard is almost identical to the X299 Gaming M7 ACK both in shape and to some extent, in specifications!

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Which One To Choose?

This is a big question with different answers. If you want to opt the budget-friendly option, the X299 SLI Plus is definitely worth it. Moreover, some of the features are high-end features in it give it the due advantage:

  • Dual M.2
  • Multiple graphics card support
  • Abundant USB
  • Onboard Power
  • Reset buttons etc.

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X299 Gaming M7 ACK, on the other hand, is a costly option with no such thing in my opinion which can be considered better than SLI Plus. To have a better idea, kindly check these detailed specifications of the MSI X299 SLI Plus:


  • Form Factor: ATX, 30.5 cm x 24.3 cm
  • CPU Socket: LGA 2066, 8+1 phase VRM
  • Chipset: Intel X299
  • Memory: DDR4, 8 DIMMs, up to 128GB, up to 4133MHz+ with OC, Two 2-phase VRMs
  • Onboard Graphics: None
  • Discrete Graphics: Up to Nvidia 3-way/Quad SLI, AMD 3-Way/Quad CrossFire
  • Expansion Slots: 3 x PCIe 3.0 X16 ( x16/x16/x8 with 44-lane CPU, x16/x8/x4 or with
  • 28-lane CPU, x8/x8/x0 or x8/x4/x4 with 16-lane CPU)*
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 X16 (x4 electrical, from the chipset, shared with U.2 port)
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Storage: 8 x SATA III 6Gbps*
  • 2 x M.2 32Gbps*
  • 1 x U.2*
    * bandwidth sharing active across all storage ports
  • USB: 3 x USB 3.1 (2 Rear, 1 Front of which 2 Type-C, 1 Type-A. All via ASM3142)
  • 8 x USB 3.0 (4 Rear, 4 Front, 3 via ASM1074, 5 via X299)
  • 8 x USB 2.0 (4 Rear, 4 Front, all via X299)
  • Networking: Intel I219-V Gigabit
  • Intel I211 Gigabit
  • Audio: Realtek ALC1220 7.1 Channel HD Audio
  • Fan Headers: 6, all support 3/4pin fans (1 x CPU, 1 x W_PUMP, 4 x SYS)
  • Rear I/O: 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
  • 4 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45) ports
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C port
  • 5 x OFC audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
  • UEFI: UEFI AMI dual BIOS with DIP switch
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