• Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4-3600+(OC) Memory
  • DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
  • SATA Express 10 Gb/s + SATA 6Gb/s
  • GAMING LAN powered by Intel™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
  • LAN Protect: 15KV Anti-surge protection with stylish red LED
  • Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Golden USB Audio Power: Serve Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • OBS Streaming software: Share your gaming achievements with the world!
  • Game Boost: Generate more FPS in games with 1 push of a button
  • DPC Latency Tuner: Optimize to get a smooth audio/video playback experience
  • Overcurrent Protection:Prevent Unforeseen Damage
  • GAMING Hotkey: Launch your favorite games with a single button
  • Click BIOS 5: Award-winning brand new Click BIOS 5 with high resolution scalable font
  • SteelSeries Certified: Optimized for SteelSeries gaming gear
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game testing by eSports players for the best gaming experience
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    GAMING DNA

    GAMING on the inside, GAMING on the outside. Attention to detail, from red and black look & feel to PCB printing, make the next generation MSI GAMING motherboards stand out once again.

  • GAMING HEATSINK

    The GAMING Heatsink is designed for the best performance and awesome looks, confirming you are dealing with a geniune MSI® GAMING motherboard.

  • Next-gen superfast storage

    Enjoy a blazing fast system with Turbo M.2 with speeds up to 32 Gb/s. The Turbo M.2 connector on the back of the motherboard supports 2 sizes of M.2 SSDs.

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.

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INTEL® WI-FI AC & BLUETOOTH

The MSI® GAMING motherboards come with an easily unpluggable Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth antennas. The support of 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.2 ensures that you have the fastest available transfer speed.

Share your Screen with Intel® Wireless DisPlay (Intel® WiDi) Intel® WiDi for Home or Pro WiDi for Business allows you wirelessly send movies, photos, presentations, and more from MSI’s GAMING motherboard to an HDTV.

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COMES WITH
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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 you to customize bandwidth for each application
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LAN Protect

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.

 

Studio grade sound with AUDIO BOOST 3

With Audio Boost 3 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.

High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor

High Quality EMI-Shielded HD Audio Processor

Audio Boost 3 Pro is fueled by a EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality.

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Isolated Audio PCB

Audio Boost 3 Pro acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a more clear audio signal.

Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.

Separated Left/Right Audio Layers

Separated Audio Layers

Equal and perfect sound quality for left & right channel audio through the use of seperated layers in the PCB.

Dual Headphone Amplifiers

Dual Headphone Amplifiers

The built-in dual headphone amplifiers rewards your high quality headphone with studio level sound quality up to 600Ω delivered from your gaming PC.

Anti-popcorn Noise

Anti-popcorn Noise

Audio Boost protects your ears against annoying loud popping sounds when you plug devices in or out or turn your PC on/off.

Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality amplified sound.

Golden Audio Jacks

7.1 Channel Audio with S/PDIF

With high quality audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.

USB Audio Power PRO

The new and improved MSI USB Audio Power Pro continuously delivers a stable 5V to the USB ports, making sure you can continue to enjoy the crystal clear high quality audio standard you expect when using a premium DAC or Professional USB headset.

Benefits

  • Enhances USB audio quality
  • Lowest peak-to-peak voltage difference for perfect 5V
  • Golden USB connector for the best signal transmission

MSI® USB Audio Power (5V)

Traditional solutions (4.6V)

TUNE YOUR PC’S RESPONSIVENESS

MSI® DPC Latency Tuner is a convenient tool that helps you to optimize your PC settings to get a smooth audio/video playback experience and a fast responding system.

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BEFORE
Significant lag in responsiveness

AFTER
Low response times,Superfast system

GAME BOOST

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.

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*Features may vary according to your platform and model

GAMING HOTKEY

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
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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.

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*Real GAMING Hotkey settings depend on the configuration

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.

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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.

2X FRONT USB 3.1 GEN1

With a clever placed USB 3.1 Gen1 front pin header, available on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 2 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 on 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 STORAGEWITH 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.

PUSH YOUR SSD HARDER WITH M.2

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.

*The Turbo M.2 connector on the back of the motherboard.

DATA TRANSFER SPEED

 

SUPPORTS

Enhanced
CPU Overcurrent Protection

Onboard overcurrent protection prevents overcurrent and short-circuit damage of the CPU and other components. A red LED near the 24 pin CPU power connector let’s you know that overcurrent protection is activated for easier troubleshooting.

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EASY DIAGNOSTIC

MSI EZ Debug LED is an easy troubleshooting tool built with 3 LEDs to indicate to CPU / Memory / VGA operation every time you boot up your system. Run into trouble? Use the LEDs to easily identify the item causing problems.

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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.

 
 
 
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MILITARY CLASS 4 COMPONENTS

DARK CHOKE

Dark Choke uses the special core design and allows the Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature with higher capacity and better power efficiency and stability.

SOLID CAP

With their aluminum core design and Japanese made quality, Solid CAPs are made for high-end design motherboard. Not only do Solid CAPs could provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but also work firmly for over-10-year.

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.

VGA ARMOR: REINFORCED PCI EXPRESS SLOTS

With the increased size and weight of modern high end graphics cards, traditional PCI Express slots often show signs of bending or even breaking. Meet VGA Armor, strengthened PCI Express slots using more solder points to make sure you never have to worry about breaking off any of the slots.

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PREVENT DAMAGE
NO STRENGHTENING

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OTHER BRANDS
NO STRENGHTENING

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MSI® VGA ARMOR
REINFORCED, HEAVY SOLDERED CONNECTIONS

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THE ALL NEW, AWARD-WINNING CLICK BIOS 5

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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

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Low res, non-scalable

CLICK BIOS 5

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Sharp, hi-res, scalable design

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.

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
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OBS STREAMING SOFTWARE

Share your gaming achievements with the world! Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is world’s most popular open source software for video recording and live streaming. Show your friends your gaming progress live.

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    Optimized video quality

    OBS records videos using small file size,but with perfect image and sound quality, without lag.

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    Easy to share

    Live streaming to your favorite video sharing websites such as Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and many more.

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    Webcam supported

    OBS supports almost any webcam. DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc).

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    Multiple profiles

    Add different profiles, each of them with its own settings. Easy to use OBS for anyone, in any situation.

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    Plenty of plugins

    Allowing developers to create their own unique plugins and complete control of their streaming experience.

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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:

/ Silent / Gaming / OC /

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.

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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.

Download CPU-Z
MSI GAMING Edition HERE

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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
25x Faster
$35 Value

PACKAGE CONTENT

What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides an abundance of necessary cables and connectors, a stylish all black GAMING I/O shield.

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FRONT SIDE OF I/O PANEL

  • I/O Panel Ports Label
  • Dark coating
  • BACK SIDE OF I/O PANEL
  • Force Absorbing Layer (NEW)
  • Aluminium Interference Shielding
  • Steel Shielding
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CABLE LABELS

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WATER COOLING READY

Clever motherboard design, easy AIO water cooling use

All-in-One optimized design
Custom loop availability

Partners waterblocks available at launch:

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Connectivity

Be sure to take full advantage of all the GAMING weapons by connecting your devices to the optimized ports.

Connectivity
  1. Gaming Device Port
  2. Display Port
  3. MSI GAMING LAN
  4. Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth
  5. Audio connectors
  6. USB 2.0
  1. USB 3.1 Gen1
  2. HDMI Port
  3. USB 3.1 Gen1
  4. USB Audio Power
  5. Clear CMOS
  6. Optical S/PDIF Out

 

All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.

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