Thursday, December 8th 2016

MSI Z270 "Tomahawk" Motherboard Teased

Tis the season of 'leaks.' A marketing image of an upcoming socket LGA1151 Z270 chipset based motherboard by MSI bearing its Gaming Series Tomahawk branding was teased on Facebook. It appears to be feature-rich given that MSI positions its "Tomahawk" branded motherboards in the mid-tier of its lineup. One of the features that caught our attention is MSI's claim to have achieved true 1000 MB/s bandwidth for USB 3.1 (gen 2.0) using a custom software feature. MSI is calling this the X-Boost. The company is also guaranteeing full 8 Gb/s bandwidth per port, since it's using ASMedia AS2142 controllers to drive its USB 3.1 ports.

Many Thanks to TheLostSwede for the tip.
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4 Comments on MSI Z270 "Tomahawk" Motherboard Teased

#1
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
quite sexy new scheme ! pretty clean !
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ssdpro
MSI is moving in the ROG direction.
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jaggerwild
So I have a sky lake CPU but no board, I assume my CPU will work with it?
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peche
Thermaltake fanboy
ssdpro, post: 3566878, member: 131037"
MSI is moving in the ROG direction.
actually many brands might came up with a fully luxury board like asus ROG ones, since nowdays people are investing on image and aesthetics,

jaggerwild, post: 3567623, member: 61229"
So I have a sky lake CPU but no board, I assume my CPU will work with it?
i guess yes, socket 1151 Z270 board,

Regards
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