Today we are going to dig in and look at a Z170-based motherboard from our friends at MSI. They have been pretty creative with their lineup and themes. From Gaming boards to the more budget conscious Krait line, there is something for everyone. MSI has taken the venerable MPower and XPower lines and added a titanium silver color theme, and a few feature updates on top of typically great overclocking abilities. Welcome to MSI’s stable and to our test bench, the MSI Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium. Not only does it have the standout looks, the MPower and XPower lines are known to overclock pretty well. Let’s see what the added features are and if it still has the gusto to push on your CPU in our performance tests.
We hold in our hands Skylake, Intel’s new CPU, but more specifically the new chipset that goes along with it named, Z170. Overclockers.com was lucky enough to get a couple of boards, including the MSI Z170A Gaming M7. This board promises to be excellent for gaming and should be solid for overclocking as well. It’s time to dig in and see what the Gaming M7 is made of!