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MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review (Page 3)

By Steven Bassiri from Feb 7, 2017 @ 21:44 CST
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

Circuit Analysis

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The Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium hides a lot of interesting hardware under those heat sinks and shield.

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The motherboard's VRM is in a 10+4 phase configuration for the CPU+iGPU. An International Rectifier IR35201 digital PWM is being used in 6+2 phase mode, and outputting 5+2 phases to doublers and then to IR3555A integrated power stages. The IR3555A are International Rectifier's second generation PowIRstages, and they are the top-dog rated at 60A. MSI is using the "Ti" branded high-current inductors, and many tantalum capacitors for the output filter. The VRM on the Z270 XPower is one of the most powerful I have seen on any Z270 motherboard.

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The International Rectifier IR3599 is a phase doubler or quadroupler, and it's used as a phase doubler on this motherboard. The memory VRM uses a Primarion PV3205 digital PWM and some Nikos MOSFETs for a two-phase VRM, which is more than enough to power DDR4 DIMMs.

PRICING: You can find the MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard retails for $330 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard retails for £340 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard retails for $459 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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