MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION Review & Specifications

MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION Socket 1151 Z170 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 Type-A

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MASTER THE GAME

To master the game you need a masterful system. The MSI Enthusiast GAMING motherboards are honored with the suffix “M for Master” to cite its truly outstanding design, ready to guide you to the next level in gaming.

Specs Overview

Model
  • Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION
  • 7968-001R
Release Date October 2015
Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1-Channel High Definition AudioSupports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 2
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly

94

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Critic Reviews

80

This stunner of a board comes with a stunner of a price, but will make for a ripper of a backbone for any premium gaming...

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100

When a new chipset/platform is launched we always see a nice varied set of motherboards based around them. It isnt until a little later that things get really interesting as manufacturers really try to differentiate themselves from the competition... ...

HardwareHeaven

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94

Before jumping in and wrapping up, I think it's fair I explain something key. See this product is aimed towards a select group, that will use the board in a very different way, to that of which we test. We've only scratched the surface of what the bo ...

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CPU

• Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core&trade i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151
* Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® Z170 Chipset
 


Main Memory

• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
- Supports DDR4 4000(OC)-2DIMM/3866(OC)-4DIMM/3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs
 


Slots

• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/0/0/x4, x8/0/x8/x4 or x8/x4/x4/x4 modes)
• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
 

 
Onboard Graphics


• 2 x HDMI™ ports, support a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz
• 1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz, 3840x2160@60Hz, 1920x1200@60Hz
 

 
Multi-GPU


• Supports 4-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
 


Storage

Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
• 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports*(SATA1~6)
• 2x M.2 ports
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s standards, 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length M.2 SSD cards
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Mini-SAS SSD with Turbo U.2 Host Card**
• 2x SATAe ports (PCIe 3.0 x2)***
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

• ASMedia® ASM1061 chipset
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA7~8)

* M.2, SATA and SATAe ports maximum support 1x M.2 SSDs + 6x SATAs or 2xM.2 SSDs + 1xSATAe HDD + 2xSATA HDDs.
** The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.
*** SATAe port is backward compatible with SATA.


RAID

• Intel® Z170 Chipset
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
- Supports RAID 0 and RAID1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices*

* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with UEFI BIOS
 


USB

ASMedia® ASM1142 Chipset
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports on the back panel

Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
- 7x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 ports on the back panel, 1 internal port, 2 ports available through the internal USB connector)
- 7x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)

 


Audio

• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
 

 
LAN 

• 1 x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 1 x 6-pin ATX 12V power connector*
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 port
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x OC DASHBOARD connector
- 1 x GAME BOOST button
- 1 x Power button
- 1 x Reset button
- 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
- 1 x HOTKEY switch
- 1 x PCIe CeaseFire switch
- 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
* Provides additional power to PCIe x16 slots
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 3 x USB 2.0 ports
  * 1 x HOTKEY port
  * 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 2 x HDMI™ ports
- 1 x DisplayPort
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks
 


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 
 


Dimension

• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
• ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes

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