Sunday, January 3rd 2016

MSI Announces X99 and Z170 Carbon Edition Motherboards

MSI GAMING motherboards are dedicated to ultimate performance and the best gaming experience. With 2 new CARBON special edition models, the Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON and the pinnacle of GAMING, X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON, we managed to make MSI GAMING with Mystic Light better than ever. The CARBON motherboards full black color scheme, with the new and improved Mystic Light, combines flashiness with sophistication that is sure to make your pc stand out. Besides its strength and futuristic looks, carbon-fiber is also very light to represent the ultimate performance these new CARBON motherboards deliver. Packed with unique gaming features, the new CARBON Edition motherboards are sure to satisfy even the most demanding gamer.

MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming Carbon Edition
The most powerful gaming solution in the world just got better. The X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition motherboard features the improved Mystic Light RGB LED feature, supporting up to 16.8Million colors and 16 LED effects to style your rig in any way possible. With Audio Boost 3 Pro, Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro, Turbo M.2 connectivity, 2X Faster USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition is the most powerful motherboard to serve you in battle.

Besides gaming, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard already proved itself in the world's top overclocking ranks and carries a rich history of breaking world records inherited from MSI's legendary Overclocking motherboards. Featuring the patented Turbo Socket, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition removes all limits by providing extra pins (2036 in total) for better overlocking of the Intel extreme processors. Dominate the world of gaming and overclocking while looking awesome with the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON Edition motherboard.

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Edition
Sporting the latest Intel Z170 chipset and the latest version of Mystic Light, the Z170A GAMING PRO Carbon Edition motherboard is sure to offer outstanding performance and customization of your system. Experience superfast online gaming with MSI GAMING LAN powered Intel. Enjoy crystal-clear immersive in game sounds from the premium quality components of Audio Boost 3.

Load your games in the blink of an eye with blazing fast Turbo M.2 data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s. Steel Armor ensures the most heavyweight graphics card setups are solid and stable. Engineered to provide both a stunning gaming and visual experience, the Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON Edition gives you plenty of reasons to show off.
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18 Comments on MSI Announces X99 and Z170 Carbon Edition Motherboards

#1
ssdpro
MSI Z170 and X99 Carbon: First motherboards in the world with "Turbo" M.2 that is just as fast as other Z170 and X99 M.2 offerings.
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#2
Animalpak
Dont call them carbon if they are just stickers ! !
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#3
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Oh god, now people with carbon vinyl in their entire interiors can match it with this motherboard. How cute MSI.
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#4
vega22
white version of carbon in the works?

you know it will look sick af!
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#5
micropage7
what about ultra black edition, with matte black, everything from slots, caps
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#6
PP Mguire
Does the A designate this is a proper refresh, or simply a refresh of this line?
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#7
EarthDog
Neither? Original Z170 boards from MSI came with the "A" designation.






Carbon vinyl? Do we mean carbon fiber?
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PP Mguire
EarthDog said:
Neither? Original Z170 boards from MSI came with the "A" designation.






Carbon vinyl? Do we mean carbon fiber?
I never knew because I don't really pay much attention to MSI anymore.
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
PP Mguire said:
I never knew because I don't really pay much attention to MSI anymore.
Well except for their Killer NIC's which they've been using lately, they have been making some really great motherboards.
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PP Mguire
rtwjunkie said:
Well except for their Killer NIC's which they've been using lately, they have been making some really great motherboards.
Most of the builds I've done for people lately have been with ASRock, 2 with eVGA, and some with Asus. Personal rig has been the same for years. Not exactly a fan of Killer NICs and the current Godlike board is a bit gaudy IMO. Covering all that red up with carbon fiber and more black is a more fitting directly for my personal tastes.
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#11
EarthDog
rtwjunkie said:
Well except for their Killer NIC's which they've been using lately, they have been making some really great motherboards.
This...

... but I wouldn't hold it against MSI for using the Killer NIC honestly. Its no Intel, but its not bad by any stretch of the imagination. I hope to get to review one/both of these!
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#12
peche
Animalpak said:
Dont call them carbon if they are just stickers ! !
yeah right ... lets add carbon fiber to motherboards... that will not benefit a single sh*t from the board but you might be happy ...
its just a name for a new design.... what do you expected? carbon fiber PCB?
MxPhenom 216 said:
Oh god, now people with carbon vinyl in their entire interiors can match it with this motherboard. How cute MSI.
actually is not bad idea...
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
peche said:
yeah right ... lets add carbon fiber to motherboards... that will not benefit a single sh*t from the board but you might be happy ...
its just a name for a new design.... what do you expected? carbon fiber PCB?

actually is not bad idea...
If you want to be like everyone else and their mom and there 1337 carbon fiber builds....
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#14
Animalpak
peche said:
yeah right ... lets add carbon fiber to motherboards... that will not benefit a single sh*t from the board but you might be happy ...
its just a name for a new design.... what do you expected? carbon fiber PCB?

actually is not bad idea...
You're not interested because you like fake things.

That vinyl mimics the carbon in an extremely bad way.

I expect REAL carbon ! Then there is no reason to call it carbon ! And it is true I would be happy because it has an aesthetic value !!



And when it is actually carbon that becomes beautiful and attractive when it is not... Is just a bad imitation.
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#15
Digital Dreams
Never, ever would I buy a motherboard with the words "godlike" attached it. FFS...
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#16
GAR
Animalpak said:
Dont call them carbon if they are just stickers ! !
agreed
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