MSI Z170A Gaming M7, a board nicely balanced in performance and price

Subject: Motherboards | November 6, 2015 - 02:00 PM |
Tagged: Z170A Gaming M7, msi, LGA 1151, Intel

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.

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"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."

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November 6, 2015 | 02:32 PM - Posted by onion uk (not verified)

might wana check the title again there my friend :)

November 6, 2015 | 02:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

TWO SEx ports....TWO!!! yuck!!!

November 6, 2015 | 03:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Welcome to 2013 where the new trend is red and black motherboards!

November 6, 2015 | 04:17 PM - Posted by onion uk (not verified)

lol at leat u get some free metal over the ports

November 6, 2015 | 09:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

At least this one doesn't have GODLIKE stamped on it.

November 6, 2015 | 10:59 PM - Posted by wheretheLEDs@ (not verified)

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'.

November 7, 2015 | 03:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Close your eyes.

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