What is the difference?

Hello everyone, I'm thinking of building a X99 build sometime in the near future (hopefully), and while I was looking around, I came across three motherboards that look identical, but have slightly different costs.

Ill link to the Canadian Part Picker website so you can view each mobo.

MSI X99A Raider



I checked the MSI website and couldn't find these exact mobos.

Also another quick question. What's really the difference between the i7-5820k and i7-5930k? Would I notice the difference in the PCI Lane speed if I'm using 2 or more GPUs.


X99S SLI Plus doesn't have USB 3.1 ports.

X99A Raider replaces 2 USB 2.0 ports on the rear I/O of the X99A SLI Plus with USB 3.0 ports, but the X99A SLI Plus has support for 2 more USB 3.0 front panel ports (and two more USB 2.0) because of a VIA VL805 USB controller.

Compared to the X99A Raider, the X99A SLI Plus and X99S SLI Plus both have one more physical x16 slot (x8 electrically).

The 5930K is a higher binned chip, so it could potentially overclock better. In the real world, the difference isn't that big.

You won't see a graphical performance difference between running the same cards on these two CPUs. Rather than running at x16, x16 on the 5930K, they'll run in x16, x8 on the 5820K. PCI-e 3.0 x8 should provide more than enough bandwidth for any card on the market right now.

You are a beautiful person. Thanks for the information, really appreciate it!