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MSI Z170A Krait GAMING 3X

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Motherboard - Intel Z170, 3x PCIe x16, 4x DDR4, SATA III, M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 1, GLAN, DVI, HDMI, 8ch audio, ATX, sc1151
Code:  AA392o5e Product Number:  Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X
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MSI Z170A Krait GAMING 3X

Together with the first Skylake 6th generation processors, Intel also introduced a brand new Z170 chipset. And it is the brain of the perfect motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X, which is designed especially for more demanding users. With its capabilities, it is the ideal choice for creating powerful gaming assemblies that can be used to play games as well as to work with demanding multimedia content.

Key features

  • High quality Intel Z170 chipset
  • Intel Core Skylake processor support
  • High quality Military Class 5 components
  • 4 DDR4 slots up to 3600 MHz
  • M.2 transmission port up to 32 Gbps
  • Two USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectors, one of which is C-type

Get the most out of your PC

The MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X is equipped with a LGA 1151 socket, in which the 14nm Skylake processors will excel. There are even four memory slots. Here is a clear transition to a more modern version in the form of DDR4 with a base frequency of 2400 MHz. However, overclocking is supported up to 3600 MHz. This is especially great news for experienced overlockers. You will also appreciate the very good design of the entire PCB using the highest quality Military Class 5 components .

 Power and speed

Plug graphics cards into the PCI Express 3.0 slots. When using CrossFireX or SLI cards, you get the chance to enjoy the high graphic resolution of your most up-to-date games . MSI Steel Armor has more and better bonded points that guarantee greater durability while protecting against electromagnetic interference for a carefree gaming experience.

The current SATA Express ports , as well as the recently introduced M.2 interface, are great for connecting the latest generation SSD. External drives will enjoy high speeds thanks to the presence of the second-generation USB 3.1, boasting massive acceleration over generation 2.0, so files are transferred up to 20 times faster. One of them is additionally type C with two-sided connection.

The integrated Audio Boost 3 sound card ensures crystal-clear studio-quality sound. Thanks to it, you will always have a perfect overview of what's happening in the game, or enjoy great music.

Optimal for networking

For the gaming experience to be smooth and without latency, the MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X is equipped with an Intel i219 LAN network card. With Gaming LAN Manager, you can also prioritize network traffic according to your needs. The advantage of this network card is also overvoltage protection that protects your computer from storm damage.

Specifications
Socket
Intel 1151
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Chipset
Intel Z170
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Basic functions
Integrated network card, Integrated sound card, PCI Express 3.0, Easy Overclocking, Serial ATA III, UEFI BIOS
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Motherboard form factor
ATX
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External
DVI, HDMI, Jack, Optical out, PS/2, USB 2.0, USB 3.1 (3.1 gen2), USB-C, RJ-45 (LAN)
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Connectors
Internal
USB 2.0 bracket, USB 3.1 (3.1 gen2) bracket, Serial ATA III, TPM, Front Panel Audio connector, Thunderbolt, M2 Socket, SATA Express port
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PCI express x16
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PCI express x1
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USB 2.0
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USB 3.1 (3.1 gen2)
4 ×
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Serial ATA III
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Memory
Implementation
DIMM
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Memory type
DDR4
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Number of RAM slots
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Connection Mode
Dual-channel
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Max. frequency (OC)
3,600 MHz
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Advanced parameters
Advanced features
AMD CrossFireX, NVIDIA SLI, RAID controller, MOSFET cooler
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Sound card type
Realtek ALC1150
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Number of sound card channels
7.1
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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.

Note:

This product is not an independently functional unit and may require professional installation.


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