MSI , one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of high performance motherboards, wants to bring the multiple benefits of the Intel X299 chipset to the user segment that moves with the micro ATX format . And for it has developed the new MSI X299M Gaming Pro AC . Based on its similar name model but in ATX format. Built around the new LGA 2066 socket that Intel has recently introduced. Designed primarily for the new Core iX processors. The new MSI X299M Gaming Pro AC is designed. So your users can get the most out of the 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 cores that Intel has released (or is about to release). And to do so has put together the X299 chipset with a lot of high-performance technologies. Thus, for example, the new motherboard can support up to 16 GB of Intel Optane memory . Eight of them on each of the two M.2 ports that have the motherboard. In fact, to improve the cooling of these devices, MSI has included a pair of shields M.2 Shield . They allow NVMe devices to connect to the M ports.