MSI launches B150M NIGHT ELF mATX and Z170 GAMING PRO AC Mini-ITX motherboards

Posted on Thursday, Sep 17 2015 @ 17:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MSI send out word about two new motherboards for compact gaming systems: the Mini-ITX sized Z170I GAMING PRO AC and the mATX sized B150M NIGHT ELF.

Both models are available in the retail channel, the cheapest German stores list the B150M NIGHT ELF for around 90EUR while the Z170 GAMING PRO AC can be found online for 154EUR.
A great gaming rig doesn't have to be large anymore. The Z170I GAMING PRO AC is the next-generation ITX GAMING model featuring Wi-Fi AC while the B150M NIGHT ELF motherboard is the unique mATX GAMING choice featuring an imprinted NO.1 IN GAMING RED LED highlight to add style to gaming. The new B150M NIGHT ELF and Z170I GAMING PRO AC motherboards are the perfect foundation for a portable yet powerful system. MSI managed to pack the most advanced gaming features into these small sized powerhouses, ideal for gamers on the go.

The B150M NIGHT ELF has gaming in its looks but also in its DNA. This Micro-ATX motherboard is based on the Intel B150 chipset supporting 6th Gen Intel Core processors for LGA1151, combined with four DDR4 memory slots. DDR4 Boost technology provides maximum stability and compatibility while also improving memory performance. No more broken PCI-Express slots because of heavy high-end graphics cards, the Steel Armor reinforced slot can handle even the most extreme models. MSI Gaming LAN ensures lagfree gaming by automatically prioritizing games above other applications. The motherboard is also equipped with Audio Boost 3 technology for studio grade sound quality using an EMI-shielded HD audio processor and an isolated PCB for crystal clear audio. The red LED illumination makes the Night Elf a real eye-catcher in any gaming system.

When looking for an even smaller form factor gaming solution, the new Z170I GAMING PRO AC motherboard is the perfect choice. This full-featured Mini-ITX motherboard supports 6th Gen Intel Core processors for LGA1151 and comes with all the powerful features of the Intel Z170 chipset. By clever use of the back of the motherboard, the Z170I GAMING PRO AC is equipped with both SATA Express and Turbo M.2 for blazing fast storage solutions with speeds up to 32 Gb/s.

MSI even managed to add dual-antenna Intel Wi-Fi next to MSI GAMING LAN, supporting the newest 802.11 AC wireless standard which is capable of speeds up to 867 Mbps. The board is also great for multi-media applications thanks to DPC Latency Tuner, a convenient tool that helps you to optimize your PC settings to get a smooth audio/video playback and a fast responding system. USB Audio Power PRO delivers stable 5V power to a gold plated USB port to get the maximum performance out of your USB audio devices.

DDR4 Boost
By fully isolating the memory circuitry from other components, DDR4 Boost ensures the memory signal to stay pure for maximum performance and stability.

Audio Boost
The breathtaking audio solution for gamers with an isolated audio PCB and high quality audio caps. MSI AUDIO BOOST rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality.

MSI GAMING LAN makes you dominate online games while lowering latency. Featuring MSI GAMING LAN Manager to let you prioritize games traffic above other applications.

Gaming Hotkey enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign macros to any key and launch your favorite games, load overclocking profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless!

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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