Thursday, October 6th 2016

Step Into a New World With New MSI Z370 Motherboards and Intel 8th Gen

MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard manufacturer, together with the launch of Intel's 8th Gen processors, has prepared new motherboards, inviting PC Enthusiasts and Gamers to enter into a new world. Based on the new Z370 platform, MSI introduces a complete lineup in 4 segments with all models fully supporting Intel 6-core CPUs.

The next generation MSI motherboards are found in the well-known three GAMING segments: Enthusiast GAMING, Performance GAMING and Arsenal GAMING to serve perfectly to any type of gamer around the world. For designers, content creators and workstation users, MSI has prepared new PRO Series models. MSI motherboards are packed with unique features to cater to any PC Enthusiast, Gamer or Professional user. To top things off, making sure anyone can squeeze maximum performance out of the new 6-core processors, Z370 GODLIKE GAMING has been created as the most extreme Z370 motherboard available.
ONE BOARD TO RULE THEM ALL: Z370 GODLIKE GAMING
Enthusiast gamers who are looking for the ultimate gaming and overclocking experience in terms of performance and style. To satisfy even the most demanding enthusiasts, Z370 GODLIKE GAMING is once again setting a new standard for extreme motherboards. With outstanding aesthetics, the design definitely catches every gamer's eye. Besides great looks, its heavy plated, multiple layered heatsinks harness an 18-phase DrMOS PWM design, ready for record breaking overclocking. To deliver the best performance and stability during long gaming or extreme overclocking sessions, Z370 GODLIKE GAMING uses top quality Military Class V components and is packed with a never-seen-before amount of unique gaming and overclocking features.
KILLER XTEND
Z370 GODLIKE GAMING is the world's first wireless extender motherboard, featuring 3x Killer E2500 LAN connectors and a Killer 1535 Wi-Fi AC adapter. Besides bandwidth management to prioritize gaming traffic over other applications, for low latency online gaming, you can now even combine a built-in-switch with wireless extender, to fuel other devices on your network with the Killer LAN experience. GODLIKE provides the best LAN and Internet experience, the easiest control for all connected devices and better wireless coverage, eliminating poor Wi-Fi signals.

XTREME AUDIO DAC
Equipped with dual dedicated ALC1220 Hi-Fi audio processors, ESS AUDIO DAC with dedicated ESS Amplifier, WIMA audio capacitors, a 6.35mm headphone out, all mounted on a completely isolated PCB design, Z370 GODLIKE GAMING delivers the purest sound quality with ultra-low distortion to ensure a perfect display of sound. You can even play 2 different audio sources at the same time, both amplified on the rear & front outputs to fuel a headphone and surround sound system. To further boost the surround sound experience Nahimic 2+ technology is available, with clever features to push the limits of reality.

MAXIMUM STORAGE: PCI-E M.2 XPANDER-Z INCLUDED IN THE BOX FOR UP TO 5X TURBO M.2
Featuring 3x onboard Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield v2 and a U.2 connector, Z370 GODLIKE GAMING offers maximum connectivity options for fast PCI-Express NVMe based SSDs. Included in the box is a PCI-E M.2 Xpander-Z add-on card to add another 2x Turbo M.2 slots to get up to 5x M.2. These slots are also covered by the M.2 thermal solution from MSI, M.2 Shield v2.
PERFORM IN STYLE: Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC once gain comes with a unique and powerful design using CARBON elements and offers unlimited customization options by using MSI Mystic Light. Besides being designed for personalization and to show off a gaming rig, the new Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC also comes with plenty of features, tailored to give gamers the best possible gaming experience.
PLETHORA OF GAMING FEATURES AND FAST CONNECTIVITY
The new Z370 TOMAHAWK motherboard is packed with a host of strong features for gamers. Supporting Twin Turbo M.2 (32 Gb/s, Gen3 x4) allows gamers to connect ultra-fast storage devices for in-game benefits. Being Intel Optane Memory Ready, this motherboard brings game-changing performance to memory and storage devices. Using the Lighting ASMedia 3142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, Z370 TOMAHAWK offers incredibly high USB speeds using multiple USB devices at the same time. MSI GAMING LAN Manager powered by Intel automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games. This ensures a smooth gaming experience with low latency.

A GAMING MOTHERBOARD AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE
With a full line-up available, there is always a tailor made gaming motherboard available. Other features found on MSI Z370 motherboards include DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, and Lightning USB to satisfy all users' needs. For enthusiast gamers who pursue ultimate gaming experiences, Z370 GAMING M5 is also available. Gamers who want to be different can focus on Z370 KRAIT GAMING, Z370 GAMING PLUS and even Mini-ITX with Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC.
Furthermore, MSI also offers the PRO Series models, such as the new Z370 SLI PLUS and Z370 PC PRO, specifically designed for content creators and designers, to those who demand top stability and performance.
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19 Comments on Step Into a New World With New MSI Z370 Motherboards and Intel 8th Gen

#2
Vayra86
Gotta say MSI always seem to be making strides year over year. These boards look really, really good aesthetically, (except for the Krait perhaps).
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#3
jjxaker
MSI has a worse model range than all the rest.
Where Gaming M7, XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM?!
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#4
Suka
How come there are so many Z370 boards? While in comparison to x399(joke) and x370 moderate. Is it that AMD really didn,t give the manufacturers that little time ?(talking in combination of all manufacturers)
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#5
Vayra86
Suka said:
How come there are so many Z370 boards? While in comparison to x399(joke) and x370 moderate. Is it that AMD really didn,t give the manufacturers that little time ?(talking in combination of all manufacturers)
Market share and margins will be higher on the Intel side. You also see this with GPUs - its the branding that sells, and adds value.
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#6
Suka
Vayra86 said:
Market share and margins will be higher on the Intel side. You also see this with GPUs - its the branding that sells, and adds value.
Makes sense
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Vayra86 said:
Gotta say MSI always seem to be making strides year over year. These boards look really, really good aesthetically, (except for the Krait perhaps).
I dunno, I'd almost be ashamed to have them in my home. They are to motherboards what gaming laptops are to laptops. I like black, but the detailing on them is definitely not for me.
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Cybrnook2002
Suka said:
How come there are so many Z370 boards? While in comparison to x399(joke) and x370 moderate. Is it that AMD really didn,t give the manufacturers that little time ?(talking in combination of all manufacturers)
Maybe because they had 3 rounds to get it right :)

Z170 - initial new platform
Z270 - rehash of Z170 but add Optane support etc..
Z370 - rehash of Z270 but rewire a few pins for 6+ core CPU's etc...

the platforms are just tweaks of the previous, so most of the ground work has already been done 2 gen's ago.
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#9
Ferrum Master
Cybrnook2002 said:
Maybe because they had 3 rounds to get it right :)

Z170 - initial new platform
Z270 - rehash of Z170 but add Optane support etc..
Z370 - rehash of Z270 but rewire a few pins for 6+ core CPU's etc...

the platforms are just tweaks of the previous, so most of the ground work has already been done 2 gen's ago.
Have you forgotten i440 series? 845,848,865,875, shitload of 9xx series... It's been ALWAYS like that.
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#10
Cybrnook2002
Ferrum Master said:
Have you forgotten i440 series? 845,848,865,875, shitload of 9xx series... It's been ALWAYS like that.
Didn't forget. Just giving another user food for thought when they asked why manf's were so quick in getting z370 to market.
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#11
EarthDog
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd copy/paste. Done. Collect.
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#12
natr0n
It's funny when atheists use a board that claims godlike gaming.
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#13
Ferrum Master
natr0n said:
It's funny when atheists use a board that claims godlike gaming.
It is a fantasy genre... so it is okay...
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#14
Basard
natr0n said:
It's funny when atheists use a board that claims godlike gaming.
Yea... but much less blasphemous than when an orthadox uses one.
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#15
metalfiber
jjxaker said:
MSI has a worse model range than all the rest.
Where Gaming M7, XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM?!
Yeah, I'm waiting on the M7. They got the M5 at $200 bucks then it jumps to $500 bucks for the Godlike with nothing in between. I could go with the Asus Hero again but MSI seems to be better built and do so like the gaudy lights.
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#16
Vayra86
natr0n said:
It's funny when atheists use a board that claims godlike gaming.
Imagine one that was branded 'Atheist Gaming'.
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#17
metalfiber
Vayra86 said:
Imagine one that was branded 'Atheist Gaming'.
I can't imagine what kind of gimmick the motherboard would have but I wouldn't believe one word in the owner's manual. :)
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#18
StrayKAT
I'm neither Atheist or Orthodox. I'll use a "Heretic".
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#19
Vayra86
Cybrnook2002 said:
Maybe because they had 3 rounds to get it right :)

Z170 - initial new platform
Z270 - rehash of Z170 but add Optane support etc..
Z370 - rehash of Z270 but rewire a few pins for 6+ core CPU's etc...

the platforms are just tweaks of the previous, so most of the ground work has already been done 2 gen's ago.
Ehh welcome to the semicon industry? :D

In the end, everything is still based on ground work of decades ago, its one very simple principle expanded to what it is now, like... basically every invention and innovation.
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