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.
Unmatched memory performance and stability
With traditional memory design the memory signals are often
distorted by electromagnetic signals from other components, making
the system perform slower or become unstable. MSI introduces DDR4
Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory
circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for
optimal performance and stability.
An added XMP LED highlights an active Extreme Memory Profile for
the best memory speed and stability setting.
Dominate the game with lowest latency
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.
True Gaming LAN with Killer™
Designed with gaming DNA, Killer™ LAN is optimized for championship
level online and LAN eSports.
The new Killer E2400 Intelligent Networking Platform, featuring
Advanced Stream Detect 2.0, is built for maximum networking
performance for online games and high-quality streaming media.
Killer™ LAN automatically detects and accelerates game traffic
ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game
performance and the competitive edge.
Gaming optimized bandwith management
Dedicated to giving you the best online gaming experience with
optimized traffic prioritization and low latency, MSI GAMING LAN
Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the
latency-sensitive applications for online games.
Featuring 15KV anti-surge protection to shield your network from
lightning strikes and static electricity, LAN Protect is a LAN
connector designed to give you the best networking experience. It's
highlighted with a red LED inside the RJ45 connector to show its
Studio grade sound with AUDIO BOOST 3
With Audio Boost 3, powered by Nahimic Sound Technology, we're
delivering the highest sound quality through the use of premium
quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy breathtaking,
crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio or high
impendence headphones and truly dominate the game.
WITH NAHIMIC, ENJOY SOUND THAT PUSHES THE LIMITS OF REALITY
Nahimic sound technology has been approved for its quality and
precision in projects undertaken by the military field and the
aeronautics industry. It offers immersive virtual 7.1 sound in high
definition using exclusive stereo equipment.
Gaming Hotkey enables more functionality using your own keyboard.
Simply assign functions or 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
TOTAL FREEDOM, MAXIMUM EASE
Easily program your most used commands to be executed with a single
keystroke. You are free to choose any key you want.
2X FRONT USB 3.1 GEN1
With a clever placed USB 3.1 Gen1 front pin header, available on
MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 devices
directly to the front of your PC Chassis. This way you can easily
enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB
ports on the rear.
FAST STORAGEWITH SATA EXPRESS
SATA Express offers a solution in high speed storage through
PCI-Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation
SSDs up to 16 Gb/s.
PUSH YOUR SSD HARDER WITH TURBO M.2
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is more
than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Enjoy a
blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of
applications and games with MSI motherboards.
M.2 TO TURBO U.2 (optional)
The U.2 Host Card delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows
support for next gen 2.5-inch SSDs using the U.2 connector. A
redriver chip is added to increase data transfer speed.
Meet the overclockers' swiss army knife; OC essentials is a set of
tools that are essential to get the best performance out of your
motherboard. These features increase stability, assist in trouble
shooting, allow you to keep your complete system in check and allow
for simple management. This way you can keep your mind on
ENHANCED CPU OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
Onboard overvoltage protection prevents overvoltage and
short-circuit damage of the CPU and other components. A red LED
near the 24 pin CPU power connector let you know that overvoltage
protection is activated for easier troubleshooting.
Get ready to enjoy the best gaming experience with MSI &
Enthusiast gaming gear brand SteelSeries has officially approved
MSI GAMING motherboards as ‘SteelSeries Certified (SSC)’. This
certification is based on the performance demands and stability of
MSI GAMING motherboards and SteelSeries products. Your SteelSeries
headset, mouse and other top quality gaming gear works best on MSI
Our GAMING motherboards are tested in our gaming lab, internet
cafes and together with the world’s best eSports players to make
sure you get top performance and reliability in the world’s most
popular games. Through 24-hour on- and offline game testing, MSI
ensures the onboard network configuration, audio reception and FPS
performance are tested and tuned to perfection for you to enjoy the
best possible gameplay experience.
Only the motherboards that pass this test receive the GAMING
CERTIFIED status and are considered true MSI® GAMING
MILITARY CLASS 5 COMPONENTS
Military Class 5 is the latest evolution in high quality
components. The Titanium Choke and Dark CAP ensure that your PC
runs stable under extreme gaming conditions.
Titanium Choke uses a Titanium core that has better ability in
thermal and higher temperature tolerance. This allows the Titanium
Choke to run at a 220 degree Celsius high temperature, have a 40%
higher current capacity, a 30% improvement in power efficiency and
better overclocking power stability.
With their aluminum core design, Dark CAPs has been a staple in
high-end motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series
Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.
Optimized for multiple graphics cards
This motherboard supports AMD CrossFire. Optimal PCI-Express slot
placement allows for better fitting and airflow.
That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate
jumping from your screen when running an AMD CrossFire™
THE ALL NEW, AWARD-WINNING CLICK BIOS 5
Explore the greatly improved, award-winning CLICK BIOS 5 and use it
to tune your system to maximum performance to get the most out of
your games. MSI CLICK BIOS 5 is the next generation UEFI BIOS with
optimizations for Windows 10.
Control your system in two modes: EZ mode, for the most used
settings and functions. Advanced mode for more detailed settings
and fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance.
- Variety of options to boost your game performance
- Next gen UEFI BIOS with award winning design
- High-resolution multi language scalable font
- Easy to use
- Advanced overclocking
GAMING DEVICE PORT
MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best
connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize its speed.
You can customize your mouse’ DPI to change accuracy and program
macro combinations using the easy to use Mouse Master software to
perform multiple commands with just one click.
OBS STREAMING SOFTWARE
Share your gaming achievements with the world! Open Broadcaster
Software (OBS) is world’s most popular open source software for
video recording and live streaming. Show your friends your gaming
OVERCLOCKING MADE EASY
Outperform your competition with the MSI® GAMING APP which allows
simultaneous control of both your Motherboard and Graphics Card's
CPU-Z MSI GAMING EDITION
MSI has worked closely with CPUID to develop this special edition
of CPU-Z featuring the famous MSI GAMING dragon. Use CPU-Z to
gather key information on the main devices of your system, such as
your CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version
and much more.
SSD not fast enough? Try MSI RAMDisk!
Get an unlimited RAMDisk for free (worth $35) with MSI GAMING
motherboards. RAMDisk allows you to create a virtual drive from
your system memory, enabling speeds up to 25x faster than a modern
SSD. You can load complete games, speed up your browser or your
page file significantly increasing system performance! You even
increase your SSD's lifespan by using RAMDisk as it reduces
unnecessary read and write operations to your SSD.
What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides an abundance
of necessary cables and connectors, you also get a cool
Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick GAMING case badge and a stylish
all black GAMING I/O shield.
Be sure to take full advantage of all the GAMING weapons by
connecting your devices to the optimized ports.
||350 x 270 x 66mm (L x W x T)
H170 GAMING M3
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LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
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Atheros Killer E2400
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Review This Product
Solid build with plenty of features
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 | Review by: Jason N
I've been running this board for a few months now with zero problems.
Solid build quality, with 6 USB ports (4 rear, 2 front), M.2 support, and DDR4 amongst other features.
Handles the hardcore gaming sessions during the day. Very little power draw at idle overnight when I leave PC on for downloads.
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