Thursday, June 23rd 2016

MSI Readies the B150M Mortar Arctic and B150M Bazooka Plus Motherboards

MSI, world leading in gaming hardware design, is thrilled to announce two new M-ATX GAMING motherboards, the B150M BAZOOKA PLUS & B150M MORTAR ARCTIC. With Turbo M.2 (32 Gb/s, Gen3 x4) and USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C offering more connectivity options and a plethora of features improving your gameexperience, these new Micro-ATX motherboards are designed for gamers looking for a small gaming PC while getting the best performance & gaming experience. DDR4 Boost technology is available, providing maximum performance and stability while also offering improved memory compatibility. Audio Boost and GAMING LAN ensure you have upper hand on your enemies on the battlefield, ready to finish on top.

The B150M MORTAR ARCTIC is not only a better version of the regular MORTAR model, this special edition comes in a full white PCB design and features a stunning Arctic camouflage styled heatsink and IO cover design. With great attention to detail, the B150M MORTAR ARCTIC not only delivers in terms of specs & features, but manages to bring something truly unique to the B150 motherboard segment. Featuring a new design with a stronger heatsink, more black & white colors, and upgraded specs such as Steel Armor, Turbo M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, the new BAZOOKA PLUS motherboard is ready to set a new standard in the B150 Micro-ATX gaming motherboard segment. With Audio Boost & GAMING LAN offering dedicated gaming features tailored to the most demanding gamers, the BAZOOKA PLUS is sure to satisfy any gamer.
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI GAMING motherboards. MSI offers a whole new generation of high speed storage support through Turbo M.2. Turbo M.2 transfers data through a PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface up to 32 Gb/s, making it 5x faster than SATA 3.0 solutions. With a Turbo U.2 Host Card, fitting in a M.2 slot, the new motherboards also support the latest and greatest high performance SSDs such as the Intel 750 series with support for NVMe. Data transfer speeds have never been faster.

Transfer your favorite games, audio and movies over USB 3.1 Gen1 lightning-fast with speeds up to 5Gb/s! The new Type-C option allows for all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen1 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices. By fully isolating the memory circuitry from other components, DDR4 Boost ensures the purest possible memory signal for maximum performance and stability.

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. With optimized traffic prioritization and low latency, MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games. The LED illuminated LAN connector features 15KV anti-surge protection for safety.

The ultimate audio solution for gamers with isolated audio PCB and high quality audio caps. MSI AUDIO BOOST rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality.
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20 Comments on MSI Readies the B150M Mortar Arctic and B150M Bazooka Plus Motherboards

#1
gdallsk
Nice looking motherboards, but retarded names :shadedshu:
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#2
silentbogo
Lineup is getting too crowded. MSI only lists 14 boards on B150 chipset, but factually (including these two), it's already over 20[!!!]
No wonder they run out of names.

EDIT: And that's probably why a "compare" feature on the product list does not work... :nutkick:
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#3
natr0n
white motherboard = loses mind
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#4
nienorgt
OMG! Next gen speeds from 2009!
"Transfer your favorite games, audio and movies over USB 3.1 Gen1 lightning-fast with speeds up to 5Gb/s!"
Ah PR and marketing, always trying to hide boring stuff with excitement.
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#5
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
gdallsk, post: 3477686, member: 104979"
but retarded names :shadedshu:
this!

nienorgt, post: 3477719, member: 153965"
Ah PR and marketing, always trying to hide boring stuff with excitement.
pretty much... you can expect just crap on all the description with the name of the product....

silentbogo, post: 3477693, member: 141875"
Lineup is getting too crowded. MSI only lists 14 boards on B150 chipset, but factually (including these two), it's already over 20[!!!]
No wonder they run out of names.
like Asrock's Fata1ity?
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#6
silentbogo
peche, post: 3477738, member: 153520"
like Asrock's Fata1ity?
more like biostar ))
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#7
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
silentbogo, post: 3477739, member: 141875"
more like biostar ))
asrock has 150 fatality boards...... on the same chispet and socket
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#8
Hood
One day soon some bright boy in marketing is going to realize that there is a large group of PC builders who wish that motherboard manufacturers would offer at least ONE line of high-end boards that DON'T include all the crap-tastic LEDs, and instead use the money for better components or materials. Carnival lights won't make hardware run faster, only hotter. Yes, I have LEDs in my case, but that's my design, not some marketing weeny's idea of what looks "cool" (flashing lights and changing colors/patterns looks "cool" for about 2 minutes if you're an adult, and probably only for 10 minutes even for teenage "gamers" - the more sensible manufacturers are already limiting their "RGB" lighting to a choice of 4 or 5 solid colors, no flashing or chasing). I certainly don't want my motherboard or graphics card to have a bunch of useless LEDs (when the 2-cent LEDs go out, you'll wonder what's next - the network chip or maybe a RAM slot?). No thanks...
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
Hood, post: 3477758, member: 110365"
One day soon some bright boy in marketing is going to realize that there is a large group of PC builders who wish that motherboard manufacturers would offer at least ONE line of high-end boards that DON'T include all the crap-tastic LEDs, and instead use the money for better components or materials. Carnival lights won't make hardware run faster, only hotter. Yes, I have LEDs in my case, but that's my design, not some marketing weeny's idea of what looks "cool" (flashing lights and changing colors/patterns looks "cool" for about 2 minutes if you're an adult, and probably only for 10 minutes even for teenage "gamers" - the more sensible manufacturers are already limiting their "RGB" lighting to a choice of 4 or 5 solid colors, no flashing or chasing). I certainly don't want my motherboard or graphics card to have a bunch of useless LEDs (when the 2-cent LEDs go out, you'll wonder what's next - the network chip or maybe a RAM slot?). No thanks...
Well as long as you can turn them off it's a none issue.

Anyways don't see any thing special about either of them, Ooh one is white and it ends right there.
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#10
Prima.Vera
Put those names together with some LED lights and add some fries with ketchup while it.
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#11
Tartaros
Hood, post: 3477758, member: 110365"
One day soon some bright boy in marketing is going to realize that there is a large group of PC builders who wish that motherboard manufacturers would offer at least ONE line of high-end boards that DON'T include all the crap-tastic LEDs, and instead use the money for better components or materials. Carnival lights won't make hardware run faster, only hotter. Yes, I have LEDs in my case, but that's my design, not some marketing weeny's idea of what looks "cool" (flashing lights and changing colors/patterns looks "cool" for about 2 minutes if you're an adult, and probably only for 10 minutes even for teenage "gamers" - the more sensible manufacturers are already limiting their "RGB" lighting to a choice of 4 or 5 solid colors, no flashing or chasing). I certainly don't want my motherboard or graphics card to have a bunch of useless LEDs (when the 2-cent LEDs go out, you'll wonder what's next - the network chip or maybe a RAM slot?). No thanks...
Marketing departments, where the shadows lurk and lucifer dwells.
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#12
Caring1
Isn't that false advertising, where they picture a mortar and bazooka on the box, but they're not actually included? :laugh:
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#13
dj-electric
Asian marketing is a cringe party, and we all got to drink its punch.
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#14
erixx
the boxing NRA and taliban boys will water over..... disgusting.... and as our friend said above: it means nothing at all, nothing related to motherboards these names!
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#15
urza26
Caring1, post: 3477805, member: 153156"
Isn't that false advertising, where they picture a mortar and bazooka on the box, but they're not actually included? :laugh:
Nah, it's Bazooka Plus and not Plus Bazooka :p
This idiocracy will only get worse, since all the motherboard manufacturers are based in Taiwan and follow eachothers trends.
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#16
P4-630
White motherboard, interesting to see the color after a few years in a smoker's home :laugh::p
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#17
silentbogo
P4-630, post: 3477905, member: 22154"
White motherboard, interesting to see the color after a few years in a smoker's home :laugh::p
gotta ask current MSI Krait owners ))

Reminds me of this:
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#18
hojnikb
i really dig the white one. But pls get rid of the brown color scheme and make something full white/black only.
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#19
ballisticism
Anyone else noticed the PCI_E x1 slot next to the socket????
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#20
silentbogo
ballisticism, post: 3511094, member: 166748"
Anyone else noticed the PCI_E x1 slot next to the socket????
That's for WLAN card. Basically you take a desktop card, unscrew the backplate, install it into this slot, and use SMA extension cables to either mount antennas to the motherboard backplate, or pull it outside the case for better performance.
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