MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ASMEDIA SATA DRIVERS (2019)
MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ASMEDIA SATA DRIVER DETAILS:
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MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION ASMEDIA SATA DRIVER
From its intriguing name — is it made of titanium? It is part of MSI's Enthusiast Gaming series of motherboardsbut manages to stand out from the crowd with its striking MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition ASMedia SATA. As further testament to its Titanium branding, the board uses titanium chokes and a phase power delivery system. Sharp-eyed readers may notice the board's sleek futuristic looks go beyond smart looking paint. Gone is the can-style VRM hardware you see surrounding other CPU sockets, replaced here with tiny, high-quality tantalum packages that last longer and handle extreme temperatures more easily. In fact, everywhere you look, there's candy to find. A quick inspection reveals a detachable hardware overclock panel, twin 4 lane M.
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LGA Memory Support: Along with the expected manual, connector backplate, SATA and USB cables, you'll find testing leads, sticky cable labels, an adhesive badge for your case and a novelty door hanger. The board itself is well protected in a covered and padded separate box that includes the detachable overclock panel. It's a tidy package, and it feels substantial.
The Xpower's slippery shape translates to somewhat easier installation, since there's less to snag while positioning the motherboard, installing the CPU, plugging in cables, or dealing with other components. This means plenty of enclosure options to show off its sexy silver looks. One small problem is the location of the supplemental power connector. Tucked between heat spreaders and the topmost PCI-E slot, the socket is difficult to reach, especially once you install the CPU cooling system or graphics card.
The required cable also impedes airflow a bit. Another quibble is a lack of sufficient fan headers on the lower right side of the motherboard: Installed in a tower enclosure such as a Corsair T used here, only a single front-mounted fan could reach a motherboard power lead without lengthy extensions. Yep, these 4 lane, gen 3, M.
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While the upper M. A second card will cover up the lower M. The OC panel can remain installed on the upper-right side as a daughter card or attached via a short, cable included as a small, exposed control device. The functionality of the OC Panel is fantastic, but it needs better presentation than it's given here.
A longer cable with a plastic housing for the panel or a front-mounting bracket for a 5. This cool little breadboard deserves a proper home.
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The two CPU fan headers circled in red are PWM headers, and the three headers circled in blue are voltage mode connectors but 4-pin headers. The motherboard's aesthetics are unique among Z motherboards, the silver PCB can be seen as silver or as white depending on viewing angle, but the heat sinks are silver. The heat sinks match the PCB very well.
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When the motherboard is installed and powered the audio LEDs are red, and the contrast is quite nice. MSI also has designed the board with DDR4 Boost trace markings, which are supposed to represent MSI's commitment to memory overclocking the printed on traces aren't the real memory traces. The back of the motherboard is quite bare, and you can see a pure white silkscreen around the PCI-E slots and memory DIMMs which can help determine the true color of the board from pictures. The last full sized slot shares its lanes with the three PCI-E 1x slots.
Intel Z Motherboards ZA XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION Max Memory (GB); PCI-E x16; PCI-E Gen; PCI-E x1; SATA Express; SATAIII; M.2 Slot. MSI's ZA XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION not only has a long name, but An ASMedia ASM provides the two USB Type-A ports.
This single switch handles the topmost M.2 port's SATA/PCI-E bandwidth.