MSI Launches Z170I Gaming Pro AC Small Form factor Motherboard

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Nice, I like it. MSI has released a Mini-ITX motherboard today in the enthusiast Intel Z170 flavor. The motherboard dubbed Z170I Gaming Pro AC is incredibly small, yet houses a lot of enthusiast class features. The motherboard obviously supports DDR4 memory (dual-channel) with support for XMP 2.0 profiles. 

The design is based on a 5-phase VRM and the 17cm wide PCB can even host powerful graphics cards as you get a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, an mPCIe (WLAN card) and even an M.2 slot located at the backside. That M.2. slot is wired at x4 PCIe meaning heaps (32 Gb/s) of SSD bandwidth. This solution offers four SATA 6 Gb/s ports with support for even a SATA-Express 16 Gb/s connector. Display outputs are based on DisplayPort and HDMI.

You will also spot a Gigabit Ethernet interface (Intel), WIFI and yes, AC as it is 802.11 ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. It has onboard 8-channel audio and there also is a USB 2.0 port specialized for USB headsets, next to the Six USB 3.0 ports.

Have a peek at the photos, that's one yummie piece of hardware if you ask me.

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