MSI Z170A Krait Gaming X3 launched

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming X3 review

On the thirtieth anniversary of MSI as a manufacturer of motherboards, it has released a new top-end motherboard for socket LGA115, the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming X3 . The new motherboard has four slots DDR4 RAM and features a SATA Express connector and another connector NVMe to cover all storage options that want to install it without fear users that are becoming obsolete.

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming X3 reviews

The new motherboard MSI Z170A Krait Gaming x3 has the white color scheme and distinctive black of the Krait family base MSI plates with bright white applied to heat sinks and ports, contrasting with the PCB black and touches of red reminiscent of the origins “Gaming” family. Leaving these details aside, the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X is a new offering in the segment of equipment where premium performance and is designed and manufactured using the ATX form factor that allows maximum scalability in terms of components internal refers to this type of computers.

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming X3 benchmark

The MSI Z170A Krait Gaming X3 gets the energy for operation of two power connectors, one main 24-pin and one 8-pin power EPS, apart from employing a VRM 7 phases in charge of conditioning energy for for processing coils which employs high capacity “Titanium”.

The LGA1151 socket is connected to four DIMM slots DDR4 memory with a maximum speed of DDR4-3600 supported, which have been configured to use the dual-channel and two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. The remaining expansion slots of the plate include a third slot PCIe 3.0 x16 (electrical connection with x4) which is connected to the Z170 PCH, and four PCIe 3.0 x1 slots other.

Storage connectivity includes an M.2 slot with a data transmission capacity of 32 Gb / s, a SATA-Express port 16 Gb / s capacity and six SATA3 ports 6 Gb / s. The integrated audio card with a Audio Boost ditch solution that provides dual headphone amplifiers, specific capacitors for audio applications, degree of isolation layer of soil, Nahimic Audio Enhancer and 115 dBA SNR CODEC. The network architecture is performed by a controller Intel I219-V GbE. Modern connectivity includes two USB 3.1 ports (one each of type A and type C on the rear panel) and six USB 3.0 ports.