- Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
- Supports DDR4-3600+(OC) Memory
- DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost/li>
- USB 3.1 Gen2 2X FASTER: USB 3.1 Gen2 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
- Turbo M.2 32Gb/s + Turbo U.2 ready + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A + SATA Express 10 Gb/s
- GAMING LAN powered by Intel™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
- LAN Protect: 15KV Anti-surge protection
- Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
- Military Class 5: The latest evolution in high quality components featuring the brand new Titanium Chokes
- Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
- MULTI-GPU with Steel Armor: Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
- OBS Streaming software: Share your gaming achievements with the world!
- Game Boost: Generate more FPS in games with 1 push of a button
- EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
- Overcurrent Protection:Prevent Unforeseen Damage
- GAMING Hotkey: Launch your favorite games with a single button
- Click BIOS 5: Award-winning brand new Click BIOS 5 with high resolution scalable font
- SteelSeries Certified: Optimized for SteelSeries gaming gear
- GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game testing by eSports players for the best gaming experience
GAME IN STYLE
Each game demands different skills, each gamer selects, customizes and levels their own gaming character. Why stop there? MSI Performance GAMING motherboards allow you to fully customize & personalize your gaming PC to any color you want while delivering top performance for a great gaming experience.
Unmatched memory performance and stability
With traditional memory design the memory signals are often distorted by electromagnetic signals from other components, making the system perform slower or become unstable. MSI introduces DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.
An added XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory speed and stability setting.
Dominate the game with lowest latency
Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI® GAMING LAN, featuring carefully selected components to ensure the best online gaming experience without lag.
DEDICATED GAMING LAN WITH INTEL®
Experience a more fluid game with Intel® i219 LAN. Intel® i219 LAN is designed to deliver high performance when gaming, delivering more throughput than other solutions.
Intel® i219 LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports by reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This way, your CPU can be used more effectively and you can enjoy more FPS when gaming.
Gaming optimized bandwith management
Dedicated to giving you the best online gaming experience with optimized traffic prioritization and low latency, MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games.
MSI GAMING LAN Manager
- Automatically prioritizes games above other applications
- Allows you to change applications' traffic priority
- Allows you to customize you to customize bandwidth for each application
Featuring 15KV anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity, LAN Protect is a LAN connector designed to give you the best networking experience.
Studio grade sound with AUDIO BOOST 3
With Audio Boost 3, we're delivering the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio or high impendence headphones and truly dominate the game.
Golden Audio Jacks
With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.
High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor
Audio Boost 3 is fueled by a EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality.
Isolated Audio PCB
Audio Boost 3 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a more clear audio signal.
Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors
Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.
Dual Headphone Amplifiers
The built-in dual headphone amplifiers rewards your high quality headphone with studio level sound quality up to 600Ω delivered from your gaming PC.
Front Dedicated Headphone Out
Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality amplified sound.
Overclock your system instantly and generate more FPS in games with 1 push of a button using Game Boost! You can also easily enable XMP using the XMP button in Click BIOS.
*Features may vary according to your platform and model
Gaming Hotkey enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign functions or 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!
- Customize any key on your keyboard
- Up to 8 steps macro programming
- User friendly, easy to use application
- 1 key load up of your favorite game
- 1 key overclocking
TOTAL FREEDOM, MAXIMUM EASE
Easily program your most used commands to be executed with a single keystroke. You are free to choose any key you want.
*Real GAMING Hotkey settings depend on the configuration
Assign your own keyboard combinations
Quick launch any application or folder
Quick launch of mail, browser or more
MSI® Smart keys
One press to login (program passwords)
MSI USB 3.1 GEN2
Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
- 2X faster than USB 3.0
- 20X faster than USB 2.0
- Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth
- Boost transfer rate for your PC and peripherals
2X FRONT USB 3.1 GEN1
With a clever placed USB 3.1 Gen1 front pin header, available on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 devices directly to the front of your PC Chassis. This way you can easily enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB ports on the rear.
DOUBLE ESD PROTECTION
The front USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards are protected by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
FAST STORAGEWITH SATA EXPRESS
SATA Express offers a solution in high speed storage through PCI-Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation SSDs up to 16 Gb/s.
PUSH YOUR SSD HARDER WITH TURBO M.2
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards.
M.2 TO TURBO U.2 (optional)
The U.2 Host Card delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows support for next gen 2.5-inch SSDs using the U.2 connector. A redriver chip is added to increase data transfer speed.
DATA TRANSFER SPEED
ENHANCED CPU OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
Onboard overvoltage protection prevents overvoltage and short-circuit damage of the CPU and other components. A red LED near the 24 pin CPU power connector let you know that overvoltage protection is activated for easier troubleshooting.
MSI EZ Debug LED is an easy troubleshooting tool using 3 LEDs to indicate CPU / Memory / VGA operation every time you boot up your system. Run into trouble? Use the LEDs to easily identify the source of your problem and get back into operation quickly.
Get ready to enjoy the best gaming experience with MSI & SteelSeries!
Enthusiast gaming gear brand SteelSeries has officially approved MSI GAMING motherboards as ‘SteelSeries Certified (SSC)’. This certification is based on the performance demands and stability of MSI GAMING motherboards and SteelSeries products. Your SteelSeries headset, mouse and other top quality gaming gear works best on MSI GAMING motherboards.
Our GAMING motherboards are tested in our gaming lab, internet cafes and together with the world’s best eSports players to make sure you get top performance and reliability in the world’s most popular games. Through 24-hour on- and offline game testing, MSI ensures the onboard network configuration, audio reception and FPS performance are tested and tuned to perfection for you to enjoy the best possible gameplay experience.
Only the motherboards that pass this test receive the GAMING CERTIFIED status and are considered true MSI® GAMING motherboards.
MILITARY CLASS 5 COMPONENTS
Military Class 5 is the latest evolution in high quality components. The Titanium Choke and Dark CAP ensure that your PC runs stable under extreme gaming conditions.
Titanium Choke uses a Titanium core that has better ability in thermal and higher temperature tolerance. This allows the Titanium Choke to run at a 220 degree Celsius high temperature, have a 40% higher current capacity, a 30% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.
With their aluminum core design, Dark CAPs has been a staple in high-end motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.
Reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament". Untreated PCB's can have 10x higher failure rate.
All key components used in MSI motherboards have all passed military testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments.
Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our GAMING motherboards.
Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.
All MSI motherboards comply with strict American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.
Optimized for multiple graphics cards
SLI /CrossFire support
This motherboard supports SLI / CrossFire. Optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow.
That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping from your screen when running an NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ setup.
Worried about damaging the PCI-Express slot or your graphics card because of the weight?
MSI® Steel Armor
Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free gaming experience and higher GPU overclocking.
MSI® Steel ArmorReinforced, heavy soldered connections
THE ALL NEW, AWARD-WINNING CLICK BIOS 5
Explore the greatly improved, award-winning CLICK BIOS 5 and use it to tune your system to maximum performance to get the most out of your games. MSI CLICK BIOS 5 is the next generation UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 10.
Control your system in two modes: EZ mode, for the most used settings and functions. Advanced mode for more detailed settings and fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance.
- Variety of options to boost your game performance
- Next gen UEFI BIOS with award winning design
- High-resolution multi language scalable font
- Easy to use
- Advanced overclocking
Low res, non-scalable
CLICK BIOS 5
Sharp, hi-res, scalable design
GAMING DEVICE PORT
MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize its speed. You can customize your mouse’ DPI to change accuracy and program macro combinations using the easy to use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.
- More responsive, faster reactions
- Customizable mouse settings
- Customizable mouse accuracy (DPI)
- Program macros for multiple actions in 1 click
- Smoother gameplay
- 3x more gold than regular connectors
- 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging
- Prevents oxidation
OVERCLOCKING MADE EASY
Outperform your competition with the MSI® GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Motherboard and Graphics Card's overclocking.
Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button:
/ Silent / Gaming / OC /
ON-SCREEN SPEED & TEMPERATURES
Real-time monitor GPU Core, DRAM Frequency, GPU & CPU Temperatures and much more, in game or in other fullscreen applications, customizable to your preference.
MSI GAMING EDITION
MSI has worked closely with CPUID to develop this special edition of CPU-Z featuring the famous MSI GAMING dragon. Use CPU-Z to gather key information on the main devices of your system, such as your CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.
MSI GAMING Edition HERE
SSD not fast enough? Try MSI RAMDisk!
Get an unlimited RAMDisk for free (worth $35) with MSI GAMING motherboards. RAMDisk allows you to create a virtual drive from your system memory, enabling speeds up to 25x faster than a modern SSD. You can load complete games, speed up your browser or your page file significantly increasing system performance! You even increase your SSD's lifespan by using RAMDisk as it reduces unnecessary read and write operations to your SSD.
- Speed up system performance
- Speed up games, apps and browser
- Increase SSD lifespan
What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides an abundance of necessary cables and connectors, a stylish all black GAMING I/O shield.
|Chipset||Intel® Z170 Express|
|Memory||DDR4 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz|
|USB 3.1 ports (Rear)||4(Gen1), 2(Gen2)|
|USB 2.0 ports (Rear)||2|
|Audio ports (Rear)||5 + Optical S/PDIF OUT|