MSI Intel Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM ATX Motherboard
MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3, U.2, M.2, 2-Way SLi/3-Way CrossFire, USB 3.1 A+C, ATX
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Protect against installation damage for 28 days.
ScanProtect is an enhanced warranty specifically designed and offered by Scan to reduce the risk of any mishap or damage to components during installation.
Our aim with ScanProtect is to encourage our customers to upgrade or build their own PC confidently. For a small additional fee our customers are provided with complete peace of mind.
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Titanium: Where Great Material Turns into Truly Unique Motherboard Design
Titanium alloys are used in the latest spacecraft technology and military equipment. Offering extreme strength, lightweight and the ability to withstand high temperatures it’s perfect to use on motherboards. TITANIUM motherboards’ extreme performance and their outstanding reliability is highlighted by its truly unique silver look and feel.
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.
DDR4 Steel Armor
Steel Armor technology is now also available for DDR4 Boost, offering better EMI-shielding and even better signal strength, for optimal memory performance.
Besides looking formidable, the TITANIUM Armor backplate strengthens the board so you can use the biggest and heaviest graphics cards and CPU coolers available.
Unique Silver Cover Design
This awesome looking protective shield helps to prevent 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 Heatsink Design
Silver heavy played premium heatsinks make sure your system stays cool during even the longest overclocking or gaming sessions.
Unique Silver Design Ready For Anything
Black & white heavy played premium heatsinks make sure your system stays cool during even the longest gaming sessions.
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.
Dedicated Gaming LAN With Intel®
Experience a more fluid game with Intel® i218 LAN. Intel® i218 LAN is designed to deliver high performance when gaming, delivering more throughput than other solutions.
Intel® i218 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 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 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.
Audio Bootst 3 with Nahimic: Reward Your Ears With Studio Grade Sound Quality
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 impenda?nce headphones and truly dominate the game.
• Nahimic Sound Technology: Offering immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high definition using exclusive stereo equipment.
• Golden Audio Jacks: With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.
• High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor: Audio Boost 3 is fueled by a EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality.
• Isolated Audio PCB with LED Line: Audio Boost 3 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a more clear audio signal.
• Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors: Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.
• Dual Headphone Amplifiers: The built-in dual headphone amplifiers rewards your high quality headphone with studio level sound quality up to 600O delivered from your gaming PC.
• Front Dedicated Headphone Out: Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality amplified sound.
Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Nahimic audio software offers high definition sound technology which boosts the audio and voice performance of your gaming computer. Enjoy an immersive virtual 7.1 sound over your standard stereo equipment!
Loud and clear: Quality of communication between teammates is strategic
Nahimic guarantees the perfection of your voice transmissions. Your team will hear you loud and clear, giving you a huge advantage in the battlefield.
Voice your broadcasts: “Bang, wham, GG!” enrich your livestream
Streaming your gaming sessions live ? Look out! nahimic’s HD Audio Recorder gives your best gaming captions a studio quality sound with a single click. Add even more fun, thrill and epicness to your streams thanks to the Audio Launchpad!
A simple and powerful tool.
Benefit from the full power of Nahimic's audio engine to reach the best audio quality for your in-game recordings.
A new way to locate your target: A companion to explore your playfields
The Sound Tracker provides a visual indication that permits better localizaion of the loudest sound while in the game. New to a game ? The Sound tracker will be your best ally to navigate an unfamiliar environment.
And game comes true: Nahimic Immersive Audio becomes your special weapon in-game
Sound is a major part of your gaming experience. Live, feel and become invincible, thanks to a unique sound.
• Virtual Surround
• Treble Enhancer
• Smart Loudness
• Bass Boost
• Voice Clarity
Overclock your system instantly and generate more FPS in games with 1 push of a button using Game Boost! You can also easily enable XMP using the XMP button in Click BIOS.
*Features may vary according to your platform and model.
Gaming Hotkey enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign functions to any key and 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 shortcut on your keyboard.
• User friendly, easy to use application.
• 1 key load up of your favorite game.
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.
• Shortcut Hotkeys: Assign your own keyboard special functions.
• 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!
• 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.
Front USB Type-C
FRONT USB TYPE-C is compatible with next generation PC chassis, perfect for the latest smartphones and great for next generation mobile storage devices, the X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is world’s first motherboard to feature front USB 3.1 Type-C.
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 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.
Turbo M.2 Steel Armor
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Exclusive Steel Armor provides best signal quality. Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games.
Turbo U.2 On Board
Turbo U.2 connector delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows support for next gen 2.5-inch SSDs using the U.2 connector.
Supports NVMe (NVMe Express)
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!
EZ Debug LED: Easy Diagnostic
MSI EZ DEBUG LED is an easy troubleshooting tool built with 4 LEDs to indicate to CPU / Memory / VGA / Boot operation every time you boot up your system.
Run into trouble? Use the LEDs to easy identify the item causing problems.
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.
NVIDIA Quadro Optimized
Unique Steel Armor and optimal PCI Express slot placement ensure perfect stability and compatibility for heavy duty computing.
Designed and optimized for NVIDIA® Quadro® multi-GPU setups for the best rendering efficiency.
Military Class 5 Components
Military Class 5 is the latest evolution in high quality components. The Titanium Choke and Dark CAP ensure that your PC runs stable under extreme gaming conditions.
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.
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.
• 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 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.
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/hotkey.
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.
• More responsive, faster reactions.
• Customizable mouse settings.
• Customizable mouse accuracy (DPI).
• Program macros for multiple actions in 1 click.
• Smoother gameplay.
• 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:• 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.
WTFast is the Gamers Private Network ; like a global automated army of IT specialists all working together to optimize your game connection from end to end. WTFast reports rich connection stats for your online game, so you can see exactly what is happening with your game connection.
• Built just for MMO gamers.
• Reduce average ping.
• Greatly reduce connection flux, spikes and packet loss.
• MSI Exclusive 2-month premium license.
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:
On-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.
A Different View On Gaming
MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game simultaneously. Simply add a link or stream to the Dragon Eye application and select the size, position, volume and transparency and start gaming. With a few hotkeys you can start/pause your video or set the volume.
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.
• Speed up system performance.
• Speed up games, apps and browser.
• Increase SSD lifespan.
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
The most complete overclocking tool from MSI and Intel. Besides every OC setting thinkable, XTU also has a built-in benchmark and submits results directly to the world’s largest OC competition website: HWBOT.org.
MSI's Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.
USB Speed Up
MSI-Exclusive USB Speed Up software, designed for increasing the USB 3.1 performance up to 30% more than normal one, is easy to use and saves your time for waiting file transfer.
Live Update 6
MSI Live Update is renewed! Our popular software automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software.Rest assured while your system is always configured using the latest software so you get the maximum performance and stability.
No more seamless waiting for your O/S to be loaded! MSI Fast Boot helps to make your system boot lightning fast. MSI Fast Boot also features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS.
Command Center Lite
This lightweight overclocking tool doesn't need installation and doesn't occupy unnecessary system resources lowering system benchmark scores. With a single mouse click you have access to the most important overclocking features.
Command Center Lite Memory
Keep track of your memory timings with this lightweight application. Command Center Lite Memory helps you to tune your memory to perfection and reach new heights. Features • Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket.
• Supports DDR4-3866+(OC) Memory.
• 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.
• TITANIUM BACKPLATE: For the biggest and heaviest graphics cards and CPU coolers.
• Twin Turbo M.2 64Gb/s + Turbo U.2 32Gb/s + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A+c + 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.
• XSplit Gamecaster v2.5: 1 year free premium license to show off your skills and achievements to the world.
• 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.
• GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game testing by eSports players for the best gaming experience.
• USB Speed Up: For up to 30% performance improvement on USB devices.
• M.2 Genie: Make setting the RAID easy for only 6 steps.
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