MSI has showcased its latest lineup of motherboards that are made specifically for AMD’s upcoming processors. These are the MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium and the so-called more ‘affordable’ MSI B350 Tomahawk gaming motherboard. As expected, both motherboards are based off of AMD’s AM4 socket.
MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium
The first AM4-based motherboard offering by MSI is the X370 XPower Gaming Titanium. Interestingly, the design of MSI’s newest Ryzen motherboard is almost similar to that of its Intel 200-series counterpart (MSI Z270 Titanium). That aside, the X370 XPower motherboard does come with notable features as well.
For instance, the X370 XPower Gaming Titanium features DDR4 Boost, which apparently increases the bandwidth of DDR4 memory. In addition, the DIMM slots are also made to cater for up to 64GB of memory with support for ‘intensive’ overclocking as well. The motherboard is also fitted with three PCIe 3.0 x16 slot that are compatible with either a 2-way Nvidia SLI or 3-way AMD CrossFire configurations.
MSI B350 Tomahawk
MSI’s second Ryzen motherboard that was showcased during CES 2017 is the B350 Tomahawk, which is said to be the the more affordable AM4 offering by the company. Like the X370 Titanium, MSI’s B350 Tomahawk features the AM4 socket, which does not only support Ryzen CPUs, but is also compatible with AMD’s 7th generation APUs as well.
When it come to design, the B350 Tomahawk features a black and silver colour scheme for its PCB. Like its more powerful sibling, DDR4 boost Turbo M.2 is also available on this motherboard as well. Besides that, the B350 Tomahawk also houses one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot along with one 32GBps M.2 slot and four SATA 6Gbps ports.
Unfortunately, aside from the specifications of both the X370 XPower Gaming Titanium and B350 Tomahawk motherboards, details such as release date and pricing was not mentioned by MSI. That said, now that AM4 motherboards are slowly making their way onto the market, it probably won’t be long until AMD releases its Ryzen CPUs.