• Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4-3866+(OC) Memory
  • DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
  • USB 3.1 Gen2 2X FASTER: USB 3.1 Gen2 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
  • TITANIUM BACKPLATE: For the biggest and heaviest graphics cards and CPU coolers.
  • Twin Turbo M.2 64Gb/s + Turbo U.2 32Gb/s + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A+c + SATA 6Gb/s
  • GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Intel®: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
  • Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Nahimic Audio Enhancer: Immersive sound quality that pushes the limits of reality
  • Game Boost: This one goes up to eleven; 8 levels of easy overclocking
  • GAMING Hotkey: Assign macros, launch your favorite games or do real-time overclocking using a single button
  • Designed for overclocking: with OC Essentials and OC Engine 2
  • XSplit Gamecaster v2.5: 1 year free premium license to show off your skills and achievements to the world
  • SteelSeries Certified: Optimized for SteelSeries gaming gear
  • Military Class 5: The latest evolution in high quality components featuring the brand new Titanium Chokes
  • MULTI-GPU with Steel Armor: Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
  • Click BIOS 5: Award-winning brand new Click BIOS 5 with high resolution scalable font
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game testing by eSports players for the best gaming experience
  • USB Speed Up: For up to 30% performance improvement on USB devices.
  • M.2 Genie: Make setting the RAID easy for only 6 steps.

 

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Connectivity

Be sure to take full advantage of all the GAMING weapons by connecting your devices to the optimized ports.

Connectivity
  1. PS/2 Gaming Device Port
  2. DVI-D Ports
  3. USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port
  4. USB 2.0 Ports
  5. GAMING LAN Port
  6. HD Audio Connectors
  1. USB Gaming Device Port
  2. USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port
  3. HDMI Port
  4. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  5. Optical S/PDIF Out

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.

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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.

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  • UNIQUE SILVER COVER DESIGN

    This awesome looking protective shield helps to prevent interference from other components.

  • TITANIUM STRENGTH

    Titanium on the in- & outside. To deliver the best performance, this motherboard is designed with Titanium strengthened PCB and Titanium chokes.

  • HEAVY PLATED HEATSINK DESIGN

    Silver heavy played premium heatsinks make sure your system stays cool during even the longest overclocking or gaming sessions.

  • UNIQUE SILVER DESIGN READY FOR ANYTHING

    Besides looking formidable, the TITANIUM Armor backplate strengthens the board so you can use the biggest and heaviest graphics cards and CPU coolers available.

  • TITANIUM BACKPLATE

    Black & white heavy played premium heatsinks make sure your system stays cool during even the longest gaming sessions.

Gaming LAN

Dominate the game with lowest latency

Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI® GAMING LAN, featuring carefully selected components to ensure the best online gaming experience without lag.

DEDICATED GAMING LAN WITH INTEL®

Experience a more fluid game with Intel® i218 LAN. Intel® i218 LAN is designed to deliver high performance when gaming, delivering more throughput than other solutions.

Intel® 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 bandwith 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.

MSI GAMING LAN Manager

  • Automatically prioritizes games above other applications
  • Allows you to change applications' traffic priority
  • Allows you to customize bandwidth for each application
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LAN Protect

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.

 

Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality

With Audio Boost 3, powered by Nahimic Sound Technology, we're delivering the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio or high impendaㄇnce headphones and truly dominate the game.

 
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Nahimic Sound Technology

Offering immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high definition using exclusive stereo equipment.
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Golden Audio Jacks

Golden Audio Jacks

With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.

 
High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor

High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor

Audio Boost 3 is fueled by a EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality.

 
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Isolated Audio PCB with LED Line

Audio Boost 3 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a more clear audio signal.

 
 
Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.

 
Dual Headphone Amplifiers

Dual Headphone Amplifiers

The built-in dual headphone amplifiers rewards your high quality headphone with studio level sound quality up to 600Ω delivered from your gaming PC.

 
Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality amplified 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!

GAME BOOST

Overclock your system instantly and generate more FPS in games with 1 push of a button using Game Boost! You can also easily enable XMP using the XMP button in Click BIOS.

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*Features may vary according to your platform and model

GAMING HOTKEY

Gaming Hotkey enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign functions 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 shortcut on your keyboard
  • User friendly, easy to use application
  • 1 key load up of your favorite game
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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.

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*Real GAMING Hotkey settings depend on the configuration

2X FASTER
MSI USB 3.1 GEN2

Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!

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Benefits

  • 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
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REVERSIBLE DESIGN

Type-C with reversible 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.

SUPER CHARGER

With MSI Super Charger you can deliver more power than regular USB chargers to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console. You can quickly charge these devices when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.

USB REDRIVERS

USB 3.1 Gen1 signal integrity suffers with longer cables. The special USB 3.1 Gen1 Redrivers connected to the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards, enable you to use longer USB 3.1 Gen1 cables, especially in larger chassis.

FRONT USB 3.1 Gen1

With a cleverly placed USB 3.1 Gen1 front pin header on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 devices directly to the front of your PC Chassis. This way you can easily enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB ports at the rear.

DOUBLE ESD PROTECTION

The front USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards are protected by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.

Tired of waiting for your files to finish copying to USB? USB Speed Up is here to help!

This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects USB devices connected to the system and when enabled can provide up to 30% of an increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data.

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USB Speed Up works on all MSI X99 and Z170 and any USB storage device, no matter USB 2.0, USB 3.0 or USB 3.1.

FAST STORAGE WITH 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 signal quality. Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games.

Turbo U.2 On Board

Turbo 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.

DATA TRANSFER SPEED

 

SUPPORTS

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.

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!

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EASY DIAGNOSTIC

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.

Run into trouble? Use the LEDs to easy identify the item causing problems.

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SteelSeries Certified

 

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.

GAMING CERTIFIED

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 MSI® GAMING motherboards.

 
 
 

NVIDIA® QUADRO OPTIMIZED

Unique Steel Armor and optimal PCI Express slot placement ensure perfect stability and compatibility for heavy duty computing.

Designed and optimized for NVIDIA® Quadro multi-GPU setups for the best rendering efficiency.

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MILITARY CLASS 5 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.

HUMIDITY PROTECTION

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.

CIRCUIT PROTECTION

Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our GAMING motherboards.   

ESD PROTECTION

Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.

EMI PROTECTION

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 NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ setup.

Prevent damage!

Worried about damaging the PCI-Express slot or your graphics card because of the weight?

MSI® 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.

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MSI® Steel ArmorReinforced, heavy soldered connections

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THE ALL NEW, AWARD-WINNING CLICK BIOS 5

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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
  • Advanced overclocking

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Low res, non-scalable

CLICK BIOS 5

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Sharp, hi-res, scalable design

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.

Gaming benefits

  • More responsive, faster reactions
  • Customizable mouse settings
  • Customizable mouse accuracy (DPI)
  • Program macros for multiple actions in 1 click
  • Smoother gameplay

Technical benefits

  • 3x more gold than regular connectors
  • 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging
  • Prevents oxidation
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WTFast is the Gamers Private Network ; like a global automated army of IT specialists all working together to optimize your game connection from end to end. WTFast reports rich connection stats for your online game, so you can see exactly what is happening with your game connection.

  • Built just for MMO gamers
  • Reduce average ping
  • Greatly reduce connection flux, spikes and packet loss
  • MSI Exclusive 2-month premium license

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Your Game, Your Stream, Your Fame

XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.

It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.

RECORD & STREAM

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Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream all of your gaming activities

VIDEO EDITOR

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Edit your recordings and conquer the world

REALTIME NOTES

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Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations

TriDef SmartCam

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Fully automatic chroma key that can work on any background

Adaptive Bitrate

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Automatically adjusts your bitrate according to your network conditions

GAME DETECTION

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Game Capture Auto Detect allows for automatic streaming when starting a game

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OVERCLOCKING MADE EASY

Outperform your competition with the MSI® GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Graphics Card's overclocking.

Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button:

/ Silent / Gaming / OC /

ON-SCREEN SPEED & TEMPERATURES

Real-time monitor GPU Core, DRAM Frequency, GPU & CPU Temperatures and much more, in game or in other fullscreen applications, customizable to your preference.

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AioDragonEye

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.

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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 key information on the main devices of your system, such as your CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.

Download CPU-Z
MSI GAMING Edition HERE

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RAMDisk

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
25x Faster
$35 Value

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.

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FRONT SIDE OF I/O PANEL

  • I/O Panel Ports Label
  • Dark coating
  • BACK SIDE OF I/O PANEL
  • Force Absorbing Layer (NEW)
  • Aluminium Interference Shielding
  • Steel Shielding
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CABLE LABELS

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WATER COOLING READY

Clever motherboard design, easy AIO water cooling use

All-in-One optimized design
Custom loop availability

Partners waterblocks available at launch:

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Only everything in 3D!

TriDef VR enables gamer to play their favorite games in 3D on your HMD(head mounted display). DirectX 9,10 and 11 games have been pre-configured to generate an optimal 3D experience using GenMe’s industry leading 2D-to-3D conversion technology. TriDef VR allows users to tweak their HMD to provide optimal user experience. It is compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It also offers an unique head tracked, hands-free user interface to allow users to launch games at will while wearing HMD.

Most importantly, MSI offers a 3-month free license to let gamers to fully benefit from the TriDef and get more from their VR.

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  • Bring PC game into VR world - Optimized with 900+ game title
  • Not just VR, also stereoscopic 3D - More reality and more fun
  • Various VR HMD supported - Support Both VIVE and Oculus Rift
  • Easy one step on screen setup - Hand free control all setting via HMD
  • MSI offer a 3-month free license!

 

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2. Due to photography and/or monitor settings, coloration of product images may vary from actual product.
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