With all the craze surrounding RGB-lit X99 motherboards recently, MSI has decided to unveil something different: the Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium motherboard. Despite retaining plenty of design cues from the older MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard, the Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium motherboard can be seen as a more “affordable” option in MSI’s Titanium lineup.
The MSI Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium motherboard comes with an 11-phase CPU PPM (processor power module) that’ll power the onboard Intel LGA1151 socket. In addition, the motherboard also features four DDR4 RAM slots that are reinforced with MSI’s Steel Armour. Speaking of which, the motherboard is also encapsulated with a metallic cover that spans from the I/O ports area to the back of the motherboard.
Connectivity options include: three PCI-e 3.0 x16 and PCI-e 3.0 x1 slots each; two M.2 and U.2 ports that are capable of speeds up to 32Gbps; as well as six SATA 6Gbps ports. The biggest downside of the Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium motherboard would be the missing SATAe port. That aside, I/O ports range from one USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports, seven USB 3.0 ports, and an onboard 8-channel AudioBoost 3 sound card. Also not forgetting the ethernet port of course.
Unfortunately, MSI did not state the price and date of availability of the Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium motherboard. However, do expect the company to give more information regarding this motherboard during Computex 2016 next week.