We know that not everyone has time to sit down and read an 8 – 10 thousand word review on one item. So in order to make things as clear and concise as possible we have not only including included “Too Long; Didn’t Read” synopsis for the main section. To really get a good idea of the pros and cons we recommend reading the entire review, but this page and the Score Card section will give you a good overview of the ‘board.
A Closer Look
Even though the MSI X99A Tomahawk lacks built in WiFi abilities this is about the only issue the average consumer will find with this motherboard. Everything from its excellent list of storage options, to its robust power delivery sub-system, to even its good onboard sound solution is sure to please. The fact MSI was able to do all that and still offer this board at such a reasonable price just shows how overpriced the typical X99 is – and how little most manufactures are trying to be affordable.
MSI has spent a lot of time and effort refining their unique BIOS and the end result is a very easy to use interface. Basically if you like what MSI has done before you will like what the X99A Tomahawk comes with.
While this motherboard may be inexpensive for its class it is in no shape nor form cheap. Instead you will get every bit as good performance with this board as you would with one costs much, much more.
For gaming enthusiasts X99 is the optimal option and for those who want good performance but don’t want to spend a fortune this board should be at the top of your list.