MSI has already shown us what it can do with the Z170 gaming motherboard series, but like every other manufacturer, the features comes at a price; especially on a premium chipset. We have all been waiting for the H170, B150 and H110 chipsets since Skylake launch last month, but we didn’t really know what was going to be offered. Today has seen MSI release multiple motherboard series and with that has expanded the Gaming series with some great looking options.
The range will see the introduction of the BAZOOKA and MORTAR ranges, taking inspiration from the KRAIT series for the colour scheme and will come under the Arsenal Gaming series. The B150A GAMING PRO and B150M NIGHT ELF are added into the Performance Gaming series; offering high performance at an affordable price.
The two leading motherboards will be the Gaming M5 H170 and B150 options, both featuring the usual Turbo M.2, USB 3.1 and GAMING LAN for optimal performance. Here are the key features:
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 3 & Nahimic
Studio-grade 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 with Killer & LAN Protect
MSI Gaming LAN is powered by the Killer LAN E2400 with intelligent AES 2.0, automatically prioritizes games above other applications. The LAN connector with led features 15KV anti-surge protection for safety.
Military Class V components
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.
Game in style with the MSI 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 new H170A GAMING PRO, B150A GAMING PRO and B150M NIGHT ELF motherboards are one-of-a-kind. The H170A and B150A GAMING PRO motherboards allow you to customize and display your own unique style with Mystic Light to change color while, again, offering the best gaming features with Audio Boost 3, GAMING LAN and Multi GPU capabilities to serve you in battle and offer the best performance.
Style your PC with the RGB LEDs from Mystic Light
Supporting more than 16.5 million colors and many style presets such as breathing, flashing and waving, Mystic Light makes you enjoy and personalize your PC to your own taste. Just change the color to another one using the easy to use Mystic Light APP and make your PC look & feel brand new! With 2048 different colors and 7 different LED modes, the Mystic Light provides infinite possibilities for gamers to personalize their gaming rig.
MSI GAMING LAN with Intel & LAN Protect
MSI GAMING LAN found on Performance GAMING motherboards is powered by Intel Gigabit LAN, and features automatic prioritizing of game traffic above other applications using the MSI GAMING LAN Manager. The LAN connector with LED features 15KV anti-surge protection for safety.
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!
MSI GAMING motherboards come equipped with reinforced PCI-e connectors with Steel Armor to easily support even the heaviest graphics cards in multi GPU setups.
Dominate MOBA gaming with the Arsenal GAMING motherboards
Arsenal GAMING motherboards feature GAMING LAN, Audio Boost, USB 3.1 and unique DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry, ensuring the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability. With the TOMAHAWK, MORTAR, BAZOOKA and GRENADE motherboard, each model offers its own unique design, the Arsenal GAMING motherboards offer endless gaming fun, whether playing online or offline.
GAMING on the inside, GAMING on the outside. Red or white LED ambient lights are added to give the motherboard an awesome look and feel, ready for battle.”
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