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MSI Z170A AC TOMAHAWK - Motherboard
Motherboard Intel Z170, 3x PCIe x16 DDR4 3600, 6x SATA III, M.2, USB 3.1, GLAN, DVI, HDMI, audio 8CH, ATX, sc1151
Code:  AA392u9i Product Number:  Z170A TOMAHAWK AC
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Together with the first 6th generation processors, Intel also introduced the Skylake totally new chipset Z170. And that is the brain of the motherboard Z170A TOMAHAWK AC. This game prestigious manufacturer MSI model is designed for the most demanding users. With its capabilities and is the ideal choice to build an extremely powerful gaming PC, especially useful for playing the latest games, but also to work with demanding multimedia content.

The main advantages:

  • Motherboard for powerful computers with Intel Skylake
  • It supports the latest types of DDR4 memory, up to 64GB
  • Overclocking thanks to dedicated buttons and applications incredibly easy
  • Modern connectors will provide ultra-fast data transfers
  • Great sound through integrated sound card using premium components
  • Stylish LED backlight in spotlight at every LAN party
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules with removable antennas
  • Bundled software lets you easily streaming their games

The ideal board for those who want the most from your PC

MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC is equipped with a socket LGA 1151 for the latest 14 nM processors Skylake, while there are also against electromagnetic noise famously shielded the four slots for memory modules DDR4. They operate at the fundamental frequency 2400 MHz at maximum load, however, come to the edge of 3600 MHz.

Overclocking is generally very easy. It helps both thoughtful design of the PCB, and exquisitely wrought Click BIOS 5, dedicated clock utilities and drivers, including an even Game Boost button for instant power boost. Since the calculated extreme loads of the entire system, moreover, all are potentially thermally loaded components cooled by effective passive heat sink. This board allows you to simply go to the very edge of overclocking, and thinks of easy to restore the original settings if you get behind her.

On the waves of radiant power

To PCI Express 3.0 plugging the latest graphics cards, in CrossFireX mode. You will enjoy as your favorite game to the last pixel. Processing alone slots is also due to tough steel frame and increased the amount of solder joints extremely durable. You do not have to worry about that when you carry a PC to a LAN party damages handles even the toughest of graphics cards.

For connecting the latest generation of SSD serve great present ports SATA III, but also recently sought M.2 interface. If you do need a higher data rate, you can use technology MSI RAMDisk. That aside part of the memory, and it creates a virtual drive, which reaches up to 25 times faster than the SSD. Nor external drives will not be far behind, thanks to the presence of USB 3.1 second generation, which boasts up to 20x acceleration compared to the previous version.

The integrated sound card Audio Boost gives you crystal clear sound studio quality. With it you will always have a perfect overview of what is happening in the game, or enjoy great music, recitation.

Optimal for network gaming

To make your gaming experience as smooth as possible, the MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC equipped gaming network card. Thanks to the gaming application will always take precedence when using network communications, which minimizes latency. Gaming applications through LAN Manager, but you can customize prioritization according to their own needs.

The specialty of this motherboard are removable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas, with which you connect wirelessly. Aided by the latest IEEE 802.11ac will allow you to transfer data at much higher speeds than its previous version. Thanks to Wi-Di, then you wirelessly project images eg. On a smart TV.

Intel 1151 Done!
Intel Z170 Done!
Basic functions
Integrated network card, Integrated sound card, PCI Express 3.0, Easy Overclocking, Serial ATA III, UEFI BIOS, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi Done!
Motherboard form factor
ATX Done!
DVI, HDMI, Jack, Optical out, PS/2, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 (3.1 gen1), RJ-45 (LAN) Done!
USB 2.0 bracket, USB 3.0 (3.1 gen1) bracket, Serial ATA III, S/PDIF bracket, TPM, Front Panel Audio connector, M2 Socket Done!
PCI express x16
PCI express x1
USB 2.0
USB 3.0 (3.1 gen1)
Serial ATA III
Advanced parameters
Advanced features
HW Buttons, AMD CrossFireX, RAID controller, MOSFET cooler Done!
Sound card type
Realtek ALC892 Done!
Number of sound card channels
7.1 Done!
More Specifications

The chinese company MSI (Micro-Star International) has earned a solid place in the world of IT, mainly producing motherboards for desktop computers. However, it also produces high quality graphics cards, barebone computers, notebook computers, networking products, servers, and many other computer components. MSI products support the latest technologies and provide the performance necessary for all applications. Recently, the company has begun making a name for itself in the growing segment of gaming notebooks.


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