MSI B150M Motherboards Get Revised Editions With USB Type-C and More
MSI has announced a couple of new revisions of its B150M Mortar and B150M Bazooka named B150M Mortar Artic and B150M Bazooka Plus. According to MSI, both the revised versions contain a number of improvements such as USB Type-C and more.
Firstly, coming to B150M Mortar Artic, this revised version contains a white PCB with a little modified heatsinks and USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port. In addition to this, the board comes with MSI’s Gaming Audio Software for better sound clarity.
On the flip side, the revised motherboard no longer has the VGA port, PCI-E slot, 2x SATA-III ports, and a SATA controller. Moreover, MSI has also removed a few capacitors near the power delivery system and audio codec which may provide less performance.
B150M Bazooka Plus, on the other, looks quite better than the Mortar Artic. Coming straight to improvements, the motherboard boasts a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, a heatsink for the power delivery system, a new M.2 slot, and PCI-E x16 slot.
Coming to the ports which are no longer available, MSI has only gotten rid of 2x SATA-III ports and the controller connected to them in B150M Bazooka Plus as compared to B150M Mortar Artic.
We do not have details regarding the price and availability of these revised versions – B150M Mortar Artic and B150M Bazooka Plus from MSI – but the original one can be bought for $89.99 USD (Artic) and $64.99 USD (Bazooka) on NewEgg.
In relevant MSI news, the company has responded to OC mode GTX 1080s being sent to press after the backlash from EVGA for not sending what was advertised. To find out what MSI has to say on the matter, head over to the post!
Coming back to revised B150M motherboards, do you think the revised versions are worth the upgrade? Let us know in the comments section below!
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