MSI has just released their latest motherboards; the MSI Z97 Gaming 9 ACK and the MSI X99S Gaming 9. ACK brings support for wireless solutions, powered by Killer DoubleShot Pro. ACK delivers 3.5x lower latency and 2.9x times faster data throughput compared to traditional Wireless-N hardware; this is great news for those who don’t want to (or can’t) rely on a LAN cable. Another cool feature is the ability to use both Wi-Fi and LAN together; you can run your gaming activity through the LAN and use the Wi-Fi for other internet data, freeing up some bandwidth for lag-free gaming. By using both LAN and Wi-Fi, you’ll unlock a staggering 1.876 Gbps of bandwidth!
The boards come with all the usual high-end features for overclocking, high quality components and a wave of extras; Audio Boost 2, Killer networking, Turbo M.2 32 Gb/s (Z97 standard M.2) and SATA Express (X99 models only). Streaming Engine also adds a dedicated onboard hardware streaming solution, perfect for those who love to share their gameplay online, as it will support 1080p 60Mbps without affecting your games FPS.
The boards also features Xtreme Audio DAC, which offers 192kHz / 32-Bit 120dB SNR audio quality. This is thanks to the C-Media HD Audio Processor, Wolfston WM8741 DAC and Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 AMP.
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