MSI Released Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard
MSI took the wraps off the Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium, its new Gaming Titanium motherboard in Taipei, showing off metallic PCI-E slots and reinforced DIMM lanes with a stylish chrome-and-white PCB.
The MPower Titanium is the second socket LGA 1151 motherboard in the MSI’s Gaming Titanium series, and fits Intel’s 6th Gen Skylake CPUs up to the Intel i7-6700K.
The board features a slightly lighter feature-set than its predecessor XPower sibling. It retains the silvery white color-scheme of the PCB, with silver/chrome heat spreaders and heatsinks; and also features a white back-plate on its reverse side. This rather minimalist-looking board features a 11-phase CPU VRM; and also features reinforcement braces along its 4 DDR4 DIMM slots, and 3 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC/x4 or x8/x8/x4). Other expansion slots include 3 PCIe 3.0 x1.
The Storage connectivity includes two 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, one 32 Gb/s U.2 port, and six SATA 6 Gb/s. Among its modern connectivity opt are two USB 3.1 ports (one each of type-A and type-C), seven USB 3.0 (including one internal type-C port), AudioBoost 3 onboard eight-channel audio, and one gigabit Ethernet connection (driven by an Intel controller). Availability and pricing has yet to be announced for the MSI Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium, but it’ll likely be priced below the XPower Titanium’s $270 price tag.
In addition, For the ultimate SSD speeds, Turbo U.2 onboard is present to use the greatest and latest SSDs available in the market, supporting NVMe with transfer speeds up to 2400 MB/s using a single drive. Instead of the 1 Turbo M.2 slot, the new MPOWER features 2x Turbo M.2 slots with Steel Armor, supporting 2x NVMe SSDs at the same time.