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MSI Also Announces H170 and B150 Based Gaming Series Motherboards


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MSI, world leading in motherboards design, is proud to announce its latest addition to the GAMING motherboard family, the H170/B150 Enthusiast, Performance and Arsenal GAMING motherboards, completing its highly awarded Intel 100-series GAMING motherboards line. Ready to dominate the online battlefield, packed with loads of unique GAMING features to optimize speed, sound and stability through GAMING LAN, Audio Boost 3, USB 3.1 and Turbo M.2, the new H170 and B150 GAMING M3 motherboards are sure to guide you to victory.

The B150A GAMING PRO motherboard with RGB LED control and the B150M NIGHT ELF are added to the Performance GAMING Series line-up to bring yet again something unique to the market while making sure you can enjoy not only the games you play, but also the hardware on the outside. Joining the Arsenal GAMING Series are the B150M MORTAR, B150M BAZOOKA and B150M BAZOOKA D3 motherboards to serve you best when playing MOBA games.

Master any game with the Enthusiast GAMING motherboards
The new MSI Enthusiast GAMING Series motherboards are designed to provide gamers the finest gaming experience through genuine GAMING design, best-in-class gaming features and the latest cutting edge technology. The new H170 GAMING M3 and B150 GAMING M3 motherboards feature all the premium gaming features from its bigger brothers, from Audio Boost 3 and GAMING LAN with bandwidth management to Turbo M.2 and Gaming Hotkey, ready to make sure you can master any game.

DDR4 Boost
By fully isolating the memory circuitry from other components, DDR4 Boost ensures the memory signal to stay pure for maximum performance and stability.

Audio Boost 3 & Nahimic
Studio-grade audio solution for gamers, powered by Nahimic Audio Enhancer. With dual OPA1652 AMPs and metal EMI Shielding you get breathtaking sound quality.

MSI GAMING LAN with Killer & LAN Protect
MSI Gaming LAN is powered by the Killer LAN E2400 with intelligent AES 2.0, automatically prioritizes games above other applications. The LAN connector with led features 15KV anti-surge protection for safety.

Military Class V components
A new standard in high quality components. The all new Titanium inductor has a solid structure, it can withstand even higher temperatures and has better heat dissipation for more stability and a longer lifespan.

Game in style with the MSI Performance GAMING Series
Engineered to provide both a stunning gaming and visual experience, the MSI Z170 Performance GAMING series give you plenty of reasons to show off. The new H170A GAMING PRO, B150A GAMING PRO and B150M NIGHT ELF motherboards are one-of-a-kind. The H170A and B150A GAMING PRO motherboards allow you to customize and display your own unique style with Mystic Light to change color while, again, offering the best gaming features with Audio Boost 3, GAMING LAN and Multi GPU capabilities to serve you in battle and offer the best performance.

Style your PC with the RGB LEDs from Mystic Light
Supporting more than 16.5 million colors and many style presets such as breathing, flashing and waving, Mystic Light makes you enjoy and personalize your PC to your own taste. Just change the color to another one using the easy to use Mystic Light APP and make your PC look & feel brand new! With 2048 different colors and 7 different LED modes, the Mystic Light provides infinite possibilities for gamers to personalize their gaming rig.

MSI GAMING LAN with Intel & LAN Protect
MSI GAMING LAN found on Performance GAMING motherboards is powered by Intel Gigabit LAN, and features automatic prioritizing of game traffic above other applications using the MSI GAMING LAN Manager. The LAN connector with LED features 15KV anti-surge protection for safety.

Gaming Hotkey
Gaming Hotkey enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign macros to any key and launch your favorite games, load overclocking profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless!

Steel Armor
MSI GAMING motherboards come equipped with reinforced PCI-e connectors with Steel Armor to easily support even the heaviest graphics cards in multi GPU setups.

Dominate MOBA gaming with the Arsenal GAMING motherboards
Arsenal GAMING motherboards feature GAMING LAN, Audio Boost, USB 3.1 and unique DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry, ensuring the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability. With the TOMAHAWK, MORTAR, BAZOOKA and GRENADE motherboard, each model offers its own unique design, the Arsenal GAMING motherboards offer endless gaming fun, whether playing online or offline.

GAMING on the inside, GAMING on the outside. Red or white LED ambient lights are added to give the motherboard an awesome look and feel, ready for battle.

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All that empty space on the MATX boards... Is there a reason (other than the ~$7 it would cost to add) that they don't have on-board WiFi?
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I appreciate their effort to introduce cheaper mobos for gamers because just a fraction of them neads boards with 2 to 3 PCIe-16x Slots - but those boards are crap!

Way too much PCI (one for old Audiocards etc is ok, but three?), upright SATA-Ports, VGA and DVI instead of Displayport, no USB Type-C as far as I see an generally crappy layout.

Just for some better audio with software enhancements an voodoo-LAN with cheating-software I wouldn't choose those boards over any Z170 and miss the chance for painless OCing.


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WTF MSI... where's my Z170 BATTLESHIP?! How about Z170 SWORD?
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