MSI Z170A Gaming Titanium Edition
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MSI Z170A Gaming Titanium Edition


9/10
Overall rating 9/10

The MSI Z170A Gaming Titanium Edition is a board designed for overclockers with features like an OC dashboard and Game Boost overclocking knob.

Performance:
9
Features:
9
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Good overclocking performance
Additional CPU and PCIe power headers for improved overclocking stability
Excellent stock performance compared to competitors
THE BAD
Relatively high power consumption and operating temperatures
No I/O cover

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports 6th generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1151 package
  • Intel Z170 Express Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel Memory Technology
  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM support
  • DDR4 DDR4 4000(OC)-2DIMM/3866(OC)-4DIMM/3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133MHz
  • Supports non-ECC memory modules
  • Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
  • Maximum system memory capacity of 64GB
Storage
  • Intel Z170 Express Chipset:
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology
  • 2 x M.2 Socket3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIe mode)
  • 2 x SATA Express port
  • ASMedia ASM1061:
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Audio
  • Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
  • 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  • Supports S/PDIF output
  • Supports Nahimic Sound Technology
  • Supports MSI Audio Boost 3
Video
  • Intel HD graphics engine
  • 2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
  • 1 x DisplayPort port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 24Hz, 2560 x 1600 @6 0Hz, 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz, 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Networking 1 x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
  • 3 x USB 2.0 ports (1 x HOTKEY port, 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ port)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 2 x HDMI ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
  • 5 x OFC audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x 6-pin ATX 12V power connector*
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 port
  • 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
  • 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector
  • 2 x Front panel connectors
  • 1 x TPM module connector
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x OC DASHBOARD connector
  • 1 x GAME BOOST button
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
  • 1 x HOTKEY switch
  • 1 x PCIe CeaseFire switch
  • 1 x Multi-BIOS switch
  • 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
Expansion Slots
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/0/0/x4, x8/0/x8/x4 or x8/x4/x4/x4 modes)
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
  • Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
  • Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Other Features
  • MSI Gaming LAN
  • MSI RAMDisk
  • Direct USB
Form Factor ATX Form Factor; 30.5 x 24.4cm