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.
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.
An added XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory speed and stability setting.
Unique Silver Design
This awesome looking protective shield helps to keep the audio signal pure; preventing interference from other components.
Titanium on the in- & outside. To deliver the best performance; this motherboard is designed with Titanium strengthened PCB and Titanium chokes.
Heavy Plated Silver Heatsink Design
Silver heavy played Premium heatsinks make sure your system stays cool during even the longest overclocking or gaming sessions.
Featuring a no compromise dedicated OC Dashboard; matched in silver; (extreme) overclocking was never easier.
Unique Silver Design Ready For Anything
The MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM motherboard is designed to provide gamers and overclockers something truly unique. Best-in-class features; technology and design ensure the best gaming and overclocking experience. Stunning looks; backed by the MSI Dragon; the Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to perfection.
Dominate The Game With Lowest Latency
Get ready to crush yourenemies 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 i219 LAN. Intel i219 LAN is designed to deliver high performance when gaming; delivering more throughput than other solutions.
Intel i219 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
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.
Studio Grade Sound With Audio Boost 3
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 impendence headphones and truly dominate the game.
With Nahimic; Enjoy Sound That Pushes The Limits Of Reality.
Nahimic sound technology has been approved for its quality and precision in projects undertaken by the military field and the aeronautics industry. It offers immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high definition using exclusive stereo equipment.
Nahimic lifts your gaming experience to a new level; offering you highly sought-after gaming benefits.
1-Second Overclocking With Game Boost!
Need more FPS? Need more CPU and memory power? With Game Boost' one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just turn the dial and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. With Game Boost going up to eleven; a performance increase up to 5GHz is possible!
Gaming Hotkey; with a dedicated hardware chip; enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign functions or macros to any key and turn your PC on/off; 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 key on your keyboard
- Up to 16 steps macro programming
- User friendly; easy to use application
- 1 key load up of your favorite game
- 1 key overclocking
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.
Assign your own keyboard combinations
Quick launch any application or folder
MSI Smart Keys
Quick launch of mail; browser or more
One press to login (program passwords)
2X Faster MSI USB 3.1 Gen2
Transferring your favorite games; music and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
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.
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.
Direct USB allows for faster and more convenient ways of saving scores; flashing the BIOS and installing drivers & software when using an open test bed.
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.
Twin Turbo Design
Delivering speeds up to 64Gb/s using Gen3 x4; Turbo M.2 is over 10 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards.
Turbo U.2 Host Card (Optional)
The U.2 Host Card delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows support for next gen 2.5-inch SSDs using the U.2 connector. A redriver chip is added to increase data transfer speed.
Designed For Overclocking
With a long history of breaking world records inherited from MSI's legendary Overclocking motherboards; this motherboard has OC running through its veins. Built from the ground up to support heavy overclocking; from its OC PCB to Military Class components; you know this MSI motherboard is ready to push the limits!
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!
External Overclocking Made Easy
Featuring a no compromise dedicated OC Dashboard; extreme LN2 overclocking was never easier. OC Dashboard features all the tools needed to break records; DirectOC +/-; Slow Mode; Fast Boot and Complete Discharge. Experience easier on-the-fly overclocking under the most extreme conditions without worrying about freezing of the onboard overclocking buttons.
Meet the overclockers' swiss army knife; OC essentials is a set of tools that are essential to get the best performance out of your motherboard. These features increase stability; assist in trouble shooting; allow you to keep your complete system in check and allow for simple management. This way you can keep your mind on overclocking.
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.
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.
Military Class 5 Components
Military Class 5 is the latest evolution in high quality components. The Titanium Choke; DrMOS mosfet; Hi-c CAP and Dark CAP ensure that your PC runs stable under extreme gaming conditions.
DrMOS is the next-gen Mosfet which is used to deliver the power for the CPU. MSI DrMOS does not waste power; stays cool and is more power efficient than other power saving solutions. DrMOS is a 3-in-1 chip that delivers much more power with less components needed.
This solution gives you the power to break world records.
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.
A Hi-c CAP is a very small; but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers; it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAPs; MSI motherboards are the most energy efficient in the market.
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.
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.
Carefully selected materials; multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our GAMING motherboards.
Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.
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.
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.
MSI Steel Armor
REINFORCED; HEAVY SOLDERED CONNECTIONS
The All New; Award-Winning Click Bios 5
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.
Easy Bios Recovery
Run into trouble after updating your BIOS? Simply flash an old version back and continue gaming within minutes using BIOS Flashback+. You can even use BIOS Flashback+ without the CPU; memory or graphics card!
- 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
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.
Overclocking Made Easy
Outperform your competition with the MSI GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Graphics Card's overclocking.
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.
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.
- Supports 6th Gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket
- Supports DDR4-3866+(OC) Memory
- OC DASHBOARD: Experience easier on-the-fly overclocking under the most extreme condition.
- 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
- Twin Turbo M.2 64Gb/s + Turbo U.2 ready + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A + 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
- 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
- BIOS Flashback+: Easy BIOS recovery without the need of a CPU; memory and VGA card
- GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game testing by eSports players for the best gaming experience
- Socket: 1151
- CPU (Max Support): i7
- Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
- DDR4 Memory: 4000(OC)-2DIMM/3866(OC)-4DIMM/3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
- Memory Channel: Dual
- Dimm Slots: 4
- Max Memory (Gb): 64
- PCI-E X16: 4
- PCI-E Gen: Gen3
- PCI-E X1: 3
- SATA Express: 2
- SATAiii: 8
- M.2 Slot: 1 x 2280 Key M(PCIe Gen3 x4/SATA)
- Raid: 0/1/5/10
- TPM (Header): 1
- Lan: 10/100/1000*1
- USB 3.1 Ports (Front): 2(Gen1); 1 internal(Gen1)
- USB 3.1 Ports (Rear): 2(Gen2); 4(Gen1)
- USB 2.0 Ports (Front): 4
- USB 2.0 Ports (Rear): 3
- Audio Ports (Rear): 5+Optical SPDIF
- Displayport: 1
- HDMI: 2
- Directx: DX12
- Form Factor: ATX
- Sli: Y
- Crossfire: Y
- Dimensions (LxW): 12 in x 9.6 in