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MSI rolls out twelve Z170 GAMING motherboards

Posted on Wednesday, August 05 2015 @ 16:26:31 CEST by


MSI announces the availability of twelve new Z170 GAMING series motherboards for Intel's Skylake:
MSI enters the next level of gaming with all new MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards available in three series;

  • Master the game with Enthusiast GAMING motherboards, the best-in-class GAMING motherboards for skilled, competitive gamers.
  • Game in Style with Performance GAMING motherboards with customizable design through unique RGB LEDs and blazing fast performance.
  • Choose Arsenal GAMING motherboards for endless Gaming fun, both on- and offline.

    Each series is packed with loads of GAMING features to optimize speed, sound and stability through GAMING LAN, Audio Boost, USB 3.1 and includes unique items specifically dedicated to gamers. All MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards feature the unique DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.

    DDR4 Boost & XMP LED
    By fully isolating the memory circuitry from other components, DDR4 Boost ensures the purest possible memory signal for maximum performance and stability. On selected motherboards, an XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory performance.

    Audio Boost 3 & Nahimic
    The finest audio solution for gamers, powered by Nahimic Audio Enhancer. With dual OPA1652 AMPs and metal EMI Shielding you get breathtaking sound quality.

    MSI GAMING LAN & LAN Protect
    MSI GAMING LAN is powered by the KillerTM LAN E2400 with intelligent ASD 2.0, which automatically prioritizes games above other applications. The LED illuminated LAN connector features 15KV anti-surge protection for safety.

    Gaming Hotkey & Game Boost
    Using your own hardware to speed up your gaming experience, start your PC or games with Gaming Hotkey or use the Game Boost dial with automated overclocking settings that goes up to eleven and reach for 5 GHz.

    Steel Armor
    MSI Z170 GAMING motherboards come equipped with reinforced PCI-e connectors with Steel Armor to easily support even the heaviest graphics cards in multi GPU setups.

    Military Class V
    A new standard in high quality components. The all new Titanium inductor has a solid structure, it can withstand even higher temperatures and has better heat dissipation for more stability and a longer lifespan.

    Master the game with the MSI Z170 Enthusiast GAMING Series
    The new MSI Enthusiast GAMING Series motherboards are designed to provide gamers the finest gaming experience through genuine GAMING design, best-in-class gaming features and the latest cutting edge technology. Available in flavors ranging from the Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM for expert gaming and overclocking, the Z170A GAMING M9 ACK as the leading pro gaming motherboard to the Z170A GAMING M7 and M5 as the most popular gaming enthusiast motherboards.

    Defining features of the MSI Z170 Enthusiast GAMING series motherboards:
  • The most immersive and pure in game audio with Audio Boost 3 and Nahimic Audio Enhancer.
  • Lightning fast data transfer speeds with Twin Turbo M.2 of up to 64Gb/s.
  • Turn up your clock speeds by turning the Game Boost dial for easy and extensive overclocking.
  • Assign your own hotkeys with Gaming Hotkey to boot your PC or launch games with a single keystroke.
  • Ready to support the most heavyweight graphics card setups with reinforced Steel Armor PCI-e connectors.

    Game in style with the MSI Z170 Performance GAMING Series
    Engineered to provide both a stunning gaming and visual experience, the MSI Z170 Performance GAMING series give you plenty of reasons to show off. The MSI Z170A GAMING PRO is an extremely customizable platform, allowing you to display your unique style with Mystic Light while placing a vast array of powerful gaming features at your disposal. Brandishing the sleek black & white color scheme, the MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING has a striking design that delivers the coolest gaming experience.

    Defining features of the MSI Z170 Performance GAMING series motherboards:
  • Customize and set up your own color scheme with Mystic Light. Make your PC look & feel brand new!
  • Load your games in the blink of an eye with blazing fast Turbo M.2 data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s.
  • Enjoy crystal-clear immersive in game sounds from the premium quality components of Audio Boost 3.
  • Adjust your DPI and accuracy on the fly with easy to use Mouse Master software.
  • Assign your own hotkeys with Gaming Hotkey to boot your PC or launch games with a single keystroke.
  • Ready to support the most heavyweight graphics card setups with reinforced Steel Armor PCI-e connectors.
  • Superfast online gaming with MSI GAMING LAN powered Intel

    Get right into the action with the MSI Z170 Arsenal GAMING Series
    The MSI Z170 Arsenal GAMING series are forged to provide a non-stop gaming experience with an arsenal of crucial gaming features included. Stay ahead of the enemy with MSI GAMING LAN, enjoy the sparkling sound quality of Audio Boost and set the mood with Ambient Light. The Z170A TOMAHAWK is a full ATX board with CrossFire support for amazing graphics setups, extremely rapid loading times with Turbo M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen2 connectors offering twice the speed of regular USB3.0. Specifically suited for the stealthy smaller gaming systems, the mATX MSI Z170M MORTAR offers a full range of features for the casual gamer.

    Defining features of the MSI Z170 Arsenal GAMING series motherboards:
  • Set the mood with Ambient Light or go for stealth by turning it off.
  • Stay one step ahead of the enemy and prioritize your network traffic with MSI GAMING LAN.
  • Enjoy flawless in game sounds and media with Audio Boost.
  • Adjust your DPI and accuracy on the fly with easy to use Mouse Master software.
  • Assign your own hotkeys with Gaming Hotkey to boot your PC or launch games with a single keystroke.
  • Ready to support the most heavyweight graphics card setups with reinforced VGA Armor PCI-e connectors.
  • MSI Z170 Gaming lineup

      Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM Z170A GAMING M9 ACK Z170A GAMING M7 Z170A GAMING M5 Z170A-G45 GAMING Z170A GAMING M3
    Form factor ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX
    DDR4 Boost Yes + XMP LED Yes + XMP LED Yes + XMP LED Yes + XMP LED Yes + XMP LED Yes + XMP LED
    M.2 Twin Turbo M.2 Twin Turbo M.2 Twin Turbo M.2 Twin Turbo M.2 Twin Turbo M.2 Turbo M.2
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 2x Type-A Type-A & Type-C Type-A & Type-C Type-A & Type-C Type-A & Type-C 2x Type-A
    Multi-GPU 2-way SLI/4-way CF 2-way SLI/3-way CF 2-way SLI/3-way CF 2-way SLI/3-way CF 2-way SLI/3-way CF 2-way CF
    Gaming LAN Intel i219 Killer™ E2400 Killer™ E2400 Killer™ E2400 Killer™ E2400 Killer™ E2400
    LAN Protect LAN Protect Killer Shield + LAN Protect LAN Protect LAN Protect LAN Protect LAN Protect
    Unique Features OC Panel, Direct USB, CeaseFire AC 1535 + Killer Shield, Bottom plate, Watercooling - - - -
    BIOS Flashback+ Yes Yes Yes - - -
    Gaming Hotkey Hardware Hardware Hardware Software Software Software
    Game Boost Hardware Hardware Hardware Software Software Software
    Streaming OBS XSplit  Premium 1 Year XSplit  Premium 1 Year XSplit  Premium 1 Year OBS OBS
    OC Engine V2 Yes Yes Yes Yes - -
    PCIe Armor Steel Armor Steel Armor Steel Armor Steel Armor Steel Armor VGA Armor
    Audio Audio Boost 3 Xtreme Audio DAC Audio Boost 3 Audio Boost 3 Audio Boost 3 Audio Boost 3
    Nahimic Yes Yes Yes Yes - Yes
    Mouse Master Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
      Z170A GAMING PRO Z170I GAMING PRO AC Z170A KRAIT GAMING Z170 KRAIT GAMING Z170A TOMAHAWK Z170M MORTAR
    Form factor ATX ITX ATX ATX ATX mATX
    LED   - - -    
    M.2 Turbo M.2 Turbo M.2 Turbo M.2 Turbo M.2 Turbo M.2 (M.2 WiFi optional) M.2 WiFi optional
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 2x Type-A - 2x Type-A - 2x Type-A -
    Multi-GPU 2-way SLI/3-way CF - 2-way SLI/3-way CF 2-way SLI/3-way CF CF CF
    Gaming LAN Intel i219 Intel i219 Intel i219 Intel i219 Yes Yes
    LAN Protect LAN Protect LAN Protect LAN Protect (w/o LED) LAN Protect (w/o LED) - -
    WiFi - Intel AC WiFi - - - -
    Unique Features - USB Audio Power, DPC Latency Tuner - - - -
    Gaming Hotkey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Game Boost Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    DDR4 Boost Yes + XMP LED Yes Yes + XMP LED Yes + XMP LED Yes + XMP LED Yes + XMP LED
    Streaming OBS OBS OBS OBS OBS OBS
    PCIe Armor Steel Armor VGA Armor Steel Armor Steel Armor VGA Armor Steel Armor
    Audio Boost Audio Boost 3 Audio Boost 3 Audio Boost 3 Audio Boost 3 Audio Boost Audio Boost
    Mouse Master Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    EZ Debug LED Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes




     



     

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