The Lights & Included Software
While many different company’s have been going all out on RGB LEDs with their motherboards MSI was a little gentle with the X99A XPower Gaming Titanium. The MSI Dragon logo on the PCB lights up white, and the audio PCB separation lights up with RGB LEDs that is it. I think the PCB is impressive enough by itself that you really don’t need a ton of lights on this board.
MSI provides a bunch of different applications to accompany this motherboard. Sadly, there is not a central application where I can launch and view the MSI applications I have installed. The Command Center is where you can access all of the settings for your CPU, Memory, and the Game Boost dial on the motherboard itself. You can see the different dial settings for our Core i7-5960X.
You have the ability to change voltages, frequencies, and timings using the Command Center software. You can setup your fans and even see a real-time view of temperatures on your motherboard. You can record voltages, setup mobile control, and you can even set warnings for temperatures and voltages.
Gaming LAN manager allows you to configure your Ethernet connection and set priorities for different applications and games. RAMDisk gives you the ability to create a cache disk from your RAM.
MSI also has a Gaming App that has a lot of different settings. There are auto-overclocking settings built into this application as well. You have OC Mode, Gaming Mode, and Silent Mode. The LED settings for the motherboard, Gaming Hotkey, Mouse Master, MSI Dragon Eye are built into this application as well.