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MSI shows off the Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium motherboard at Computex

MSI shows off its new metallic Z170A Titanium Gaming motherboard optimized for Skylake CPUs

By Derek Strickland from Jun 4, 2016 @ 2:38 CDT

Computex 2016 - MSI's new alabaster Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium motherboard made an appearance in Taipei, showing off metallic PCI-E slots and reinforced DIMM lanes along with a stylish chrome-and-white PCB.


MSI's Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium motherboard is a small step below from MSI's premium Z170A XPower Titanium model, but retains many of the same features and color scheme. The MPower Titanium is the second socket LGA 1151 motherboard in MSI's Gaming Titanium series, and fits Intel's 6th Gen Skylake CPUs up to the Intel i7-6700K.

Like its bigger brother, the Z170A MPower Titanium Gaming board's metallic flair serves a key purpose: the motherboard's PCI-E x16 slots are reinforced with metal to eliminate bending from the heaviest of video cards. The motherboard's DDR4 RAM-supported DIMM lanes are also braced with metal.


As for storage, the MSI Z170A MPower Titanium motherboard include six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, two M.2 slots at 32 Gb/s, a single U.2 port at 32 Gb/s. Seven USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 ports (Type-A and Type-C) ensure ample peripheral hookups, and MSI has outfitted a single internal USB Type-C port that can be connected to a USB Type-C header and slotted into a PC case.

Pricing and availability has yet to be announced for the MSI Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium, but it'll likely be priced below the XPower Titanium's $270 price tag.


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