At $220 currently the MSI Z170A Gaming M7 sits comfortably between a value board and a flagship model. The heatsinks not only look good but provide decent cooling as well, as [H]ard|OCP points out in their review. As far as connectivity goes, this board has a half dozen SATA 6Gbps ports, two SEx ports and two M.2 slots along with a total of seven USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.0 ports and a pair of USB 3.1 ports, one of which has a Type-C connection. There are three PCIe 3.0 slots, x16 in design and capable of running x8/x8/x4 when all populated, with another four 1x slots for an impressive total number of slots. Check out the overclocking performance and the new UEFI which replaces the old Click BIOS in the full review.
"MSI has changed gears as of late vowing to be the number one motherboard manufacturer in the "gaming" segment. While a "gaming" motherboard MSI is still focused on overclocking with this model. We look at the Z170A Gaming M7 to see if it brings MSI one step closer or a step away from that very goal."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- EVGA Z170 Classified Motherboard Review @ Hardware Asylum
- ASUS Maximus VIII Gene Review @ OCC
- Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 @ Kitguru
- ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Review @ OCC
- Gigabyte GA-X99-SOC Champion Sub-Zero Overclocking @ eTeknix
- Choosing the Right Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
might wana check the title
might wana check the title again there my friend 🙂
TWO SEx ports….TWO!!!
TWO SEx ports….TWO!!! yuck!!!
Welcome to 2013 where the new
Welcome to 2013 where the new trend is red and black motherboards!
lol at leat u get some free
lol at leat u get some free metal over the ports
At least this one doesn’t
At least this one doesn’t have GODLIKE stamped on it.
haha..they couldnt help
haha..they couldnt help themselves.
i must’ve missed the memo where it said that if u play video games, u most love flashy, gaudy aesthetics.
cuz this is same company that announced their ‘sli plus’ board, not 3 days ago. so its not like their completely unfamiliar with notions of ‘subtlety’ and ‘elegance’.
Close your eyes.
Close your eyes.