MSI Z170A Xpower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Unveiled, Hot-Looking Design With New OC Dashboard
Intel’s upcoming “Skylake” processors are just around the corner of their release. While we’ve already seen some of the GIGABYTE and BIOSTAR boards, this time it’s MicroStar International which has just unveiled one of the hottest looking Z170 motherboards, the Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition.
Unlike the traditional design, the new flagship motherboard comes in a very nice looking white and black color scheme, with unique silver coating. The even all-new solid-state Titanium chokes are designed to withstand higher temperatures improving durability and overclockability.
One of the key features of the MSI Z170A Xpower Gaming Titanium Edition mainboard is its new OC Dashboard located next to the DIMMs. The MSI OC Dashboard is equipped with a few buttons that not only let you easily overclock your CPU, but do a complete discharge of the motherboard in all-new fasion.
Further, the new OC Dashboard is extended by a cable to use separately from the motherboard that should avert freezing of the buttons when using LN2.
The Z170A Xpower Gaming has a 16-phase digital voltage regulator module that is designed to deliver power to Skylake microprocessor as well as ensure ultimate efficiency, stability. A 6-Pin power connector is also there which is tasked to add more power to the slots when the motherboard is loaded.
Moreover, just like every other MSI Z170A Gaming family, the new motherboard packs the following specs:
- Four DDR4 DIMM slots, and four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots for graphics cards or solid-state drives,
- Two M.2 slots (PCIe 3.0 x4) for high-performance SSDs that can be used in RAID 0 mode for extreme performance,
- Two SATA Express set of connectors,
- Advanced AudioBoost3 7.1-channel audio with EMI-shielded circuitry, and
- USB 3.1 connector.
MSI is yet to reveal the price of the MSI Z170A Xpower Gaming Titanium, but considering its so many all-new specs, it’s definitely not going to be cost-effective.