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MSI Intel LGA1151 Z170A Gaming M9 ACK DDR4 ATX Motherboard Z170A GAMING M9 ACK

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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.

An added XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for the best memory speed and stability setting.

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.

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.

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

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.

DESIGNED 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!

DESIGNED 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!

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.

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 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

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.

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

 

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Customer Reviews

MSI Z170A reviews verified by reevooReevoo

How easy to set-up
9.0
Features
9.0
Compatibility
9.2
Performance
9.1
Value for money
8.5
Overall rating
8.8
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 58 reviews