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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 StabilityDDR4 Boost
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.XMP LED
An added XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory speed and stability setting.GAMING DNA Design
GAMING on the inside, GAMING on the outside. Attention to detail from the red and black finish to PCB printing. The next generation of MSI GAMING motherboards are exceptional in every way.Dragon Heatsink
Brandished with the famous MSI GAMING dragon, the Dragon Heatsink proudly shows that you’re dealing with a genuine GAMING motherboard.Heavy Plated Liquid Cooling
Keeping your system cool in the heat of battle, the heatsink includes the option to use watercooling for additional thermal control.Armored Backplate
Besides looking formidable, the Reactive Armor backplate strengthens the board so you can use the biggest and heaviest graphics cards and CPU coolers available.EMI Shielded Premium Audio
EMI Shielded Premium Audio.Gaming LAN: Dominate the Game with Lowest Latency
Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI® GAMING LAN, featuring carefully selected components to ensure the best online gaming experience without lag.Killer™ Double Shot Pro
Killer™ DoubleShot Pro allows the Killer™ Ethernet connectors and the Killer™ Wi-Fi adapter to work together for the ultimate high speed attack. The Killer Network Manager decides which apps runs on which connection for gaming traffic optimization. This will give you the max throughput as high as 1.867 Gbps.Killer™ Wireless AC 1535 with ExtremeRANGE™
Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 with ExtremeRange™ Technology delivers industry-leading speed, intelligence and control for PCs. Killer’s Lag and Latency ReductionTM Technology combined with Killer’s ExtremeRange™ Technology revolutionizes the user experience by driving better throughput, lower latencies, and longer WiFi ranges. Play your game, stream your game, and enjoy your HD video – all at the same time and uninterrupted.Benefits:
• Lag and Latency Reduction™
• ExtremeRange™ Technology
• Cutting edge 11AC performance
• Bluetooth 4.1
• Advanced Stream Detection™
• Visual Bandwidth control™Killer Wireless-AC 1535 Speed:
• Upto 867 Mbps WiFi.
• Upto 25 Mbps Bluetooth.Killer E2400: True Gaming LAN with Killer
Designed with gaming DNA, Killer™ LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports.
The new Killer E2400 Intelligent Networking Platform, featuring Advanced Stream Detect 2.0, is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Killer™ LAN automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.Gaming Optimized Bandwidth 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 you to customize bandwidth for each application.LAN Protect
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.Killer Shield – Smoother Gameplay
One more protection for smoother uploads and download processes. Less pin rate floating reassures more fluent gameplays.Studio Grade Sound with Xtreme Audio DAC
With Xtreme Audio DAC, powered by a C-Media 122dB 384kHz/32-Bit HD Audio Processor, ESS SABRE HiFi dedicated DAC, Nahimic Sound Technology and other high quality audio components, we're delivering the highest sound quality. That way, you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal clear sound through 8-channel HD Audio or high impendence headphones and truly dominate the game.
• Nahimic Sound Technology
• Golden Audio Jacks
• High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor
• Isolated Audio PCB
• Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors
• Multiple Headphone Amplifiers
• ESS SABRE 9016K2M & 9006AS DAC
• C-Media 6632A High Quality Audio Processor
• Front Dedicated Headphone OutWith 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.This One Goes up to Eleven:
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
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.• Hotkeys:
Assign your own keyboard combinations.• Windows keys:
Quick launch any application or folder.• MSI® Smart keys:
Quick launch of mail, browser or more.• Login Keys:
One press to login (program passwords).2X Faster MSI USB 3.1 Gen2
Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!Benefits:
• 2X faster than USB 3.1 Gen1.
• 20X faster than USB 2.0.
• Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth.
• Boost transfer rate for your PC and peripherals.Type-C with reversible design
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen2 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.Super Charger
With MSI Super Charger you can deliver more power than regular USB chargers to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console. You can quickly charge these devices when you're not gaming on your PC, eliminating the need for wall power sockets.USB Redriver
USB 3.1 Gen1 signal integrity suffers with longer cables. The special USB 3.1 Gen1 Redrivers connected to the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards, enable you to use longer USB 3.1 Gen1 cables, especially in larger chassis.Front USB 3.1 Gen1
With a cleverly placed USB 3.1 Gen1 front pin header on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 devices directly to the front of your PC Chassis. This way you can easily enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB ports at the rear.Double ESD Protection
The front USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards are protected by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.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 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 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, not included, sold separately
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.Motherboard Supports NVM ExpressDesigned 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!
• Extreme Socket Design
• Premium Power Phases
• DIGITALL Power
• OC PCB Design
• OC PCB DESIGN
• Overvoltage ProtectionSky'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!OC Essentials
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.• Easy Button 3:
Allowing fast and easy reset and power up / power down of your system while overclocking. The buttons are conviently placed and light up so you can easily find them in a dark environment.• V-Check Points 2 Lite:
Accurately monitor your voltages while overclocking. V-Check points 2 Lite supports legacy and modern multimeters for optimal monitoring of voltages.• Debug LED:
A 2-Digit Debug LED is present for easy diagnostics. While operational it also displays the CPU package temperature.• Clear CMOS Button:
Conveniently placed on the backside of the motherboard, the Clear CMOS button lets you easily reset the BIOS when your overclocking attempts failed. Saving you the hassle from opening your case and removing the jumper.• Slow Mode:
Slow Mode helps to defeat booting issues when overclocking at extremely high CPU frequencies. Flicking the switch will temporary decrease CPU ratio below stock settings, creating stability to successfully boot to Windows.SteelSeries Certified
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.GAMING CERTIFIED
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, Hi-c CAP and Dark CAP ensure that your PC runs stable under extreme gaming conditions.Titanium Choke
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.Hi-c CAP
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.Dark CAP
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.Guard-Pro• Humidity Protection:
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.• Circuit Protection:
Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for our GAMING motherboards. • ESD Protection:
Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.• EMI Protection:
All MSI motherboards comply with strict American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.Optimized for Multiple Graphics CardsSLi / 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.Prevent Damage!
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® VGA Armor
with Reinforced, Heavy Soldered Connections is up to 35% Stronger than VGA slots with no Strengthening.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.
• 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.
• Sharp, hi-res, scalable design.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!
• No CPU/DDR/VGA required
• Connect power
• Insert dongle with BIOS file
• Use Flashback button/hotkeyGaming 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.Gaming Benefits:
• More responsive, faster reactions.
• Customizable mouse settings.
• Customizable mouse accuracy (DPI).
• Program macros for multiple actions in 1 click.
• Smoother gameplay.Technical benefits:
• 3x more gold than regular connectors.
• 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging.
• Prevents oxidation.Your Game, Your Stream, Your Fame
XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.
It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.• Record & Stream:
Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream all of your gaming activities.• Video Editor:
Edit your recordings and conquer the world.• Realtime Notes:
Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations.• TriDef SmartCam:
Fully automatic chroma key that can work on any background.• Adaptive Bitrate:
Automatically adjusts your bitrate according to your network conditions.• Game Detection:
Game Capture Auto Detect allows for automatic streaming when starting a game.Overclocking Made Easy
Outperform your competition with the MSI® GAMING APP which allows simultaneous control of both your Motherboard and Graphics Card's overclocking.
Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button:
• OCOn-Screen Speed & Temperatures
Real-time monitor GPU Core, DRAM Frequency, GPU & CPU Temperatures and much more, in game or in other fullscreen applications, customizable to your preference.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.RAMDisk: 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.
• Speed up system performance.
• Speed up games, apps and browser.
• Increase SSD lifespan.Package Content
Besides an abundance of necessary cables and connectors, you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick GAMING case badge and a stylish all black GAMING I/O shield.