MSI bundles super-fast Optane M.2 with motherboards

MSI announces 3 motherboard bundles with Intel's new super-fast Optane drives.

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MSI has just unleashed 3 new motherboard bundles that include Intel's new Optane Memory pre-installed into the M.2 slot on the board, with the new bundles dubbed 'Opt Boost' variants of MSI's boards.

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MSI will be launching the Z270 Tomahawk Opt Boost, which will feature support for high-speed DDR4, USB 3.1 ports, and dual M.2 slots - with MSI using a 16GB Optane drive in the second M.2 slot on the board.

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The second board is the B250M Bazooka, a micro-ATX motherboard on the mid-range B250 chipset, meaning it will not have overclocking support, with its single M.2 slot used up by the Optane drive.

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MSI's last Opt Boost board is the B250M Pro, whcih is a lower-end board with a single M.2 slot and USB 3 .1 - priced at just $90.

There's no ETA on the new Opt Boost boards, so we'll be keeping our ears close to the ground for more details.


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