TITANIUM- WHERE GREAT MATERIAL TURNS INTO TRULY UNIQUE MOTHERBOARD DESIGN
Titanium alloys are used in the latest spacecraft technology and military equipment. Offering extreme strength, lightweight and the ability to withstand high temperatures it's perfect to use on motherboards. TITANIUM motherboards' extreme performance and their outstanding reliability is highlighted by its truly unique silver look and feel.
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.
Steel Armor technology is now also available for DDR4 Boost, offering better EMI-shielding and even better signal strength, for optimal memory performance.
DOMINATE THE GAME WITH LOWEST LATENCY Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSIŽ GAMING LAN, featuring carefully selected components to ensure the best online gaming experience without lag.
DEDICATED GAMING LAN WITH INTELŽ
Experience a more fluid game with IntelŽ i218 LAN. IntelŽ i218 LAN is designed to deliver high performance when gaming, delivering more throughput than other solutions.
IntelŽ i218 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 BANDWIDTH 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.
THE KILLER NETWORK MANAGER
Automatically prioritizes games above other appplications
Allows you to change applications' traffic priority
Allows you to customize each applications' bandwidth
LAN PROTECT 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.
Nahimic Immersive Audio becomes your special weapon in-game
Sound is major part of your gaming experience. Live, feel and become invincible, thanks to a unique sound
NAHIMIC AUDIO ENHANCER
Nahimic audio software offers high definition sound technology which boosts the audio and voice performance of your gaming computer. Enjoy an immersive virtual 7.1 sound over your standard stereo equipment!
Tune your listening experience with 4 gaming and 3 multimedia audio profiles. Enjoy 10 band EQ with 6 preset profiles and 1 custom profile. Access to the playback and recording device properties. Easy to access from main UI.
11 LEVELS OF 1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING WITH GAME BOOST! Need more FPS? Need more CPU and memory power? With Game Boost' one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just turn the dial and your PC gets another adrenaline shot. With Game Boost going up to 11, a performance increase up to 5GHz is possible!
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.
2X FASTER MSI USB 3.1 GEN 2
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
Type-C with reversibl design
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen2 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.
FRONT USB TYPE -C FRONT USB TYPE-C is compatible with next generation PC chassis, perfect for the latest smartphones and great for next generation mobile storage devices, the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is world's first motherboard to feature front USB 3.1 Type-C.
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.
TURBO M.2 STEEL ARMOR Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Exclusive Steel Armor provides best singnal quality. Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games.
Turbo U.2 On Board
The U.2 connector delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows support for next gen 2.5-inch SSDs using the U.2 connector.
DESIGNED FOR OVERCLOCKING With a long history of breaking world records inherited from MSI's legendary Overclocking motherboards, this motherboard has OC running through its veins. Built from the ground up to support heavy overclocking, from its OC PCB to Military Class components, you know this MSI motherboard is ready to push the limits!
SKY'S THE LIMIT WITH OC ENGINE 2
OC Engine has been beefed up for MSI Z170 motherboards. This external clock generator gives you even more freedom to achieve the absolute maximum overclock for your setup. OC Engine 2 also offers lower jitter and lower power consumption resulting in even higher stability under extreme conditions. The sky is the limit!
MSI EZ DEBUG LED is an easy troubleshooting tool built with 4 LEDs to indicate to CPU / Memory / VGA / Boot operation every time you boot up your system.
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 MSIŽ GAMING motherboards.
MILITARY CLASS 4 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 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..
DARK CAP 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.
HIGH TEMPERATURE PROTECTION 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 NVIDIAŽ SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ setup.
Worried about damaging the PCI-Express slot or your graphics card because of the weight?
MSIŽ 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.
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
EASY BIOS RECOVERY Run into trouble after updating your BIOS? Simply flash an old version back and continue gaming within minutes using BIOS Flashback+. You can even use BIOS Flashback+ without the CPU, memory or graphics card!
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
OVERCLOCKING MADE EASY
Outperform your competition with the MSIŽ 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 /
A DIFFERENT VIEW ON GAMING
MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game simultaneously. Simply add a link or stream to the Dragon Eye application and select the size, position, volume and transparency and start gaming. With a few hotkeys you can start/pause your video or set the volume.
CPU-Z 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 information on some of the main devices of your system, such as your CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.
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
MSI's Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.
USB Speed Up MSI-Exclusive USB Speed Up software, designed for increasing the USB 3.1 performance up to 30% more than normal one, is easy to use and saves your time for waiting file transfer.
Live Update 6
MSI Live Update is renewed! Our popular software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software. Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software so you get the maximum performance and stability.
PACKAGE CONTENT 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.
FRONT SIDE OF I/O PANEL
I/O Panel Ports Label
BACK SIDE OF I/O PANEL
Force Absorbing Layer (NEW)
Aluminium Interference Shielding
Learn more about the MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM