- 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
- MULTI-GPU with VGA Armor: VGA Armor PCI-E slots. Supports AMD Crossfire™
- GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Killer™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
- Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
- Nahimic Audio Enhancer: Immersive sound quality that pushes the limits of reality
- 3 Year Warranty
MASTER THE GAME
To master the game you need a masterful system. The MSI Enthusiast GAMING motherboards are honored with the suffix “M for Master” to cite its truly outstanding design, ready to guide you to the next level in gaming.
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.
TRUE GAMING LAN WITH KILLER
Designed with gaming DNA, Killer™ LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports.
The new Killer E2400 Intelligent Networking Platform, featuring Advanced Stream Detect 2.0, is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Killer™ LAN automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.
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 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. It's highlighted with a red LED inside the RJ45 connector to show its functionality.
REWARD YOUR EARS WITH STUDIO GRADE SOUND QUALITY
With Audio Boost 3, powered by Nahimic Sound Technology, 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.
WITH NAHIMIC, ENJOY SOUND THAT PUSHES THE LIMITS OF REALITY
Nahimic sound technology has been approved for its quality and precision in projects undertaken by the military field and the aeronautics industry. It offers immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high definition using exclusive stereo equipment.
Nahimic lifts your gaming experience to a new level, offering you highly sought-after gaming benefits:
MSI USB 3.1 GEN2
Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
• 2X faster than USB 3.1 Gen1
• 20X faster than USB 2.0
• Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth
• Boost transfer rate for your PC and peripherals
FINISH COPYING TO USB? USB SPEED UP IS HERE TO HELP!
This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects USB devices connected to the system and when enabled can provide up to 30% of an increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data.
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.
OPTIMIZED FOR MULTIPLE GRAPHICS CARDS
This motherboard supports AMD 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 AMD CrossFire™ setup.
Worried about damaging the PCI-Express slot or your graphics card because of the weight?
MSI® VGA ARMOR
With the increased size and weight of modern high end graphics cards, traditional PCI Express slots often show signs of bending or even breaking. Meet VGA Armor, strengthened PCI Express slots using more solder points to make sure you never have to worry about breaking off any of the slots.
MSI® VGA ARMOR
REINFORCED, HEAVY SOLDERED CONNECTIONS
1. PS/2 Gaming Device Port
2. USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports
3. Killer™ LAN Port
4. HD Audio Connectors
5. USB Gaming Device Port
6. DVI Port
7. USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Ports
8. HDMI Port
9. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
10. Optical S/PDIF Out
|CPU||• Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151|
|Chipset||• Intel® Z170 Express Chipset|
|Main Memory||• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
- Supports DDR4 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz*
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports ECC, un-buffered memory
- ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
|Slots||• 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots*
• 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
• 3 x PCI slots
|Onboard Graphics||• 1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz
- Support for HDMI™ 1.4 version.
• 1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
|Multi-GPU||• Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology|
• Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
• 2 x SATAe port
|USB||• Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports on the back panel
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connector)
- 4 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
|Audio||• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
|LAN||• 1 x Killer™ E2400 Gigabit LAN controller|
|Internal I/O Connectors||- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 2 x SATAe connectors
- 1 x USB 2.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Parallel port connector
- 1 x Slow mode switch
|Back Panel I/O Ports||- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse port
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x HDMI™ port
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks
|BIOS||• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.
|Dimension||• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.4 cm x 24.4 cm)
• ATX Form Factor
|Mounting||• 9 mounting holes|
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