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     Tue, Nov 03 2015 | 5:06P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI, leading in motherboard design, completes the PRO Series motherboard line-up with the launch of the all black Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard. Inheriting DNA from the critically acclaimed X99A SLI PLUS motherboard, the Z170A SLI PLUS is powerful, packed with features and styled with class.

Offering an enhanced experience and the best in productivity and reliability the Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard has been configured to satisfy even the most demanding user. With twice the speed of USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Type-C is ready to connect the latest devices to with the most ease. Reward your ears with Audio Boost, powered by a Realtek ALC1150 codec and other high quality audio enhancing components. Nvidia® SLI™ and AMD CrossFire™ support, with improved Steel Armor PCI-E slots, are sure to satisfy 3D graphic and programming demands of any designer or developer. To boost performance and productivity, the Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard uses Military Class 4 components together with unique designs as DDR4 BOOST, Turbo M.2 and Click BIOS 5.

The Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard comes equipped with a high quality Gigabit network solution from Intel®. Optimized for professional and multimedia use to deliver a stable and fast network connection. Unique DDR4 Boost technology is designed with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.

Fast storage with Turbo M.2, SATA Express and Turbo U.2, delivering next generation NVMe SSD performance with transfer speeds up to 32 Gb/s. Use the award-winning CLICK BIOS 5 to tune your system to maximum performance. MSI CLICK BIOS 5 is the next generation UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 10.

This motherboard comes equipped with reinforced PCI-E slots up to 4x stronger, using Steel Armor to easily support even the heaviest graphics cards in multi GPU setups. Military Class 4 components, supported by Guard-Pro, ensure the highest standard in stability and reliability, and help to let your PC run stable under various conditions. The Hi-c Caps, Super Ferrite Chokes and Solid CAPs make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

Clever solutions such as EZ Debug LED and Overvoltage Protection make the Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard easy to work with and easy to troubleshoot when needed. Benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10 with MSI PRO Series motherboards. MSI is world’s first motherboard manufacturer to receive official Microsoft Windows 10 WHQL certification.

With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. So you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal clear sound through 6-channel Audio or high impendence headphones. Transferring your favorite games, audio and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s, 2x faster compared to USB 3.0. Supporting professional monitors, T.V.'s, beamers and other displays, a legacy DVI and/or VGA video output is featured. Enjoy crisp clear 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) video playback with HDMI or DP.

Part of the MSI PRO Series motherboards, PLUS models offer the highest quality standards with impeccable performance while offering a robust and unique look & feel. These three musketeers are your trusty companions when you demand the best performance and stability for any task. Make your life easier and boost your business with the super stable, reliable and long-lasting PLUS motherboards.


ASUS Z170-A Review
     Mon, Nov 02 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Z170-A ASUS have a Z170 board in their portfolio, which is available at a competitive price. Apart from that it comes with an interesting feature mix. This is reason enough for us to have a closer look.

MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Motherboard Review
     Mon, Nov 02 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we looked at the MSI Z170A Gaming M7 motherboard. Gaming in the name indicates the board is part of the gaming line from MSI and designed to take advantage of everything the professional gamers want from their systems.

Z170 Charts: 11 Boards - Supermicro C7Z170-SQ
     Sat, Oct 31 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 11 recent Z170 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard.

MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (Intel LGA 1151)
     Fri, Oct 30 2015 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI listens to all you gamers out there who want Intel LAN instead of KIllerNIC, and who are tired of all the dragons. The MSI Z170A GAMING PRO is the board that rids itself of the things many users complain about, adding in a new twist instead. Pro gaming for the MSI Z170A GAMING PRO?

Z170A-XPower Gaming Titanium Edition motherboard
     Fri, Oct 30 2015 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unique is a word I don't throw around much with motherboard reviews, but the latest revision of MSI' XPower series is nothing if not unique. The Z170A-XPower Gaming Titanium Edition features a stunning silver and black aesthetic for a look unlike any of its competition in the LGA1151 realm, featuring a silver colored PCB and black and red accents in some key areas of the board for some additional eye-catching value. The board features branding on its VRM and chipset heat sinks as well. By integrating the Intel Z170 chipset, the motherboard supports the latest Intel LGA1151 Skylake processor line as well as Dual Channel DDR4 memory. With an MSRP of $299, the Z170A-XPower Gaming Titanium Edition sits at a competitive price point for the features it offers.

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:17P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overclocking is just one of the board's strengths. When you crack open ASUS' AI Suite III utility a world of functionality opens up. ASUS includes tools in this suite that can improve power usage, tune the CPU and DRAM, and manage all the attached fans to maximize both the noise and cooling potential of the system via Fan Xpert III. You can bump up USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 data throughput with ASUS USB 3.1 Boost. RAMDisk and RAMCache allow you to take advantage of unused DRAM capacity to improve disk operation with RAMCache, or create a RAMDisk to improve access times to your data or game files and manage the amount of RAM used dynamically. The list of features just goes on for days."

     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:15P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the spotlight today is MSI’s Z170A KRAIT GAMING – an Intel Z170 motherboard which is designed to serve the gamer as its primary audience. KRAIT GAMING adopts distinct black and white styling which is certain to make a strong and lasting impression with users who like to build a configuration with a stylish theme.

ASRock H170 Combo Motherboard Unboxing Video
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:14P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, the first unboxing video (German, English transcription) for the ASRock H170 Combo Intel LGA1151 motherboard with DDR4 and DDR3 slots is published on OCinside.de. The complete ASRock H170 Combo motherboard review is coming soon as well.

Skylake Z170 Mini-ITX Motherboards
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of the new Intel socket LGA 1151 all large motherboard vendors also updated their mini-ITX solutions. At the moment there are eight different models available and prices span from 120 up to 240 Euro. This article will allow you to compare all these boards in order to find the one most suitable for your needs.

BIOSTAR Gaming Z170X ATX Motherboard Review
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 1:34P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Depending on the specific features, there are multiple chipsets that support the Intel Socket 1151 processors, the Z170, H170 and B150. Biostar has motherboards that support all three of these chipsets, with the Z170 chipset being the main enthusiast grade chipset. For the Z170 chipset, Biostar has four motherboards the offer a range of features. Their flagship model is the Gaming Z170X and that is the board we will be reviewing today.

Motherboard vendors score points in bundled graphics cards sales
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 1:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taiwan-based vendors Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) and China-based vendor Colorful Technology have seen shipment and profit growths from marketing bundled motherboards and graphics in the China's DIY PC market, according to PC channels, according to sources from upstream supply chain.

Asustek, Gigabyte to see 4Q15 motherboard shipments off target
     Mon, Oct 26 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology are expected to see their motherboard shipments reach only 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter, lower than their original expectations of five million, and their shipments are expected to reach 18-19 million units in 2015, also lower than their goals of 20 million.

Gigabyte X99-SLI Motherboard Review
     Mon, Oct 26 2015 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The X99 platform is an expensive platform to go into. The processors are expensive, the quad channel DDR4 is expensive, and the motherboards are expensive as well. With Gigabyte’s second round of X99 motherboards they wanted to bring out a fully-featured board that could get you on the X99 platform at a reasonable cost. This is where the X99-SLI comes in. It is very much like Gigabyte’s X99-UD4, with a few features left out. Probably ones most users won’t even notice. You still have an all digital power design, 3 and 4-way graphics support, dual M.2 slots, SATA Express, Gigabyte’s AMP-UP audio, and much more! If you are looking to get into the X99 platform and want a solid board that is not going to break the bank this could be the board for you. Let’s see what it can do!"

EVGA Z170 FTW Motherboard Review
     Mon, Oct 26 2015 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA is well known to produce high quality computer hardware. In 2008 EVGA began releasing Intel based motherboards, and while some manufacturers release dozens of motherboards for each chipset, making it difficult to pick out the right motherboard, EVGA introduces a few motherboards geared towards key user types. With the release of the Intel Z170 chipset, EVGA currently has three new motherboards that covers three different needs and sizes. The smallest is the Stinger, a mITX; next we have the FTW, a standard ATX; and the largest is the Classified 4-Way, an E-ATX motherboard. EVGA sent us their Z170 FTW, with part number 140-SS-E177-KR for us to take a look at...

ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger Preview
     Sun, Oct 25 2015 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Maximus VIII Ranger, ASUS shows their next generation ATX gaming and overclocking motherboard, which is based on Intel's latest Z170 chipset. Like it's predecessor this board wants to convince with an attractive price point, a balanced feature mix, which pleases overclockers as well as gamers. At this point we're curious to find out what ASUS has come up with regarding layout, design and obviously features.

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