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MSI Z97A GAMING Series Extreme USB 3.1 Motherboards

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MSI Z97A GAMING Series

MSI announced the new “Z97A GAMING 9 ACK“, “Z97A GAMING 7” and “Z97A GAMING 6” gaming motherboard equipped with a USB 3.1 port. It will released from March 28.

These new gaming motherboards are designed with best-in-class features and technology to adopting the MSI quality standards “Military Class 4” compliant components. Military Class 4 is high quality components such as super-efficient capacitor, super-permeable ferrite choke and lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR). Also have “Guard-Pro” function to protect form high temperature, humidity, electro static discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic Interference (EMI).

The newly mounted USB 3.1 is a new standard developed was completed in July 2013, it raised the maximum transfer rate from 5Gbps of USB 3.0 to 10Gbps (both theoretical value). “Z97A GAMING 9 ACK” and “Z97A GAMING 7” equipped with type-A connector, “Z97A GAMING 6” is equipped with a type-C connector which became a hot topic that it has been installed in Apple’s Macbook.

MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK

MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK

MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK

MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK adopted the “Killer Double Shot Pro” to the LAN controller, combines Killer Ethernet and Wi-Fi adapters, built for superior online traffic speeds with low latency that best for online games. In “Advanced Stream Detect function”, it automatically detects the traffic to be prioritized, in addition to reduce the time lag of each with operating in an online game. A “Smart Teaming” function, it can simultaneously wired LAN and wireless LAN for the best possible gaming experience.

The MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK motherboard comes with a premium sound card onboard with hi-fi components, delivers 120dB SNR 192 kHz/32-bit of studio-grade audio quality. “Xtreme Audio DAC” is not just the best hi-fi components, also compatible to the playback of high-resolution sound source. In addition, the dragon armor to reduce radio interference and give a clear sound quality prevents noise.

MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK Port

MSI Z97A GAMING 9 ACK Port

Z97A GAMING 9 ACK Specifications

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel Z97 Express
  • Memory: DDR3-3300MHz × 4 (maximum 32GB)
  • Expansion slot: PCI Express 3.0 x16 × 3, PCI Express 2.0 x1 × 3
  • Storage: SATA 6Gb / s × 6, M.2 × 1
  • Network: 1000BASE-T × 1, IEEE802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 (Killer Wireless 1525)
  • Sound: CM6631A + ALC1150 HD Audio
  • Port: USB 3.1 (Type-A) × 2, USB 3.0 × 10, USB 2.0 × 6, HDMI × 1, DisplayPort × 1, audio jack × 1, etc.

 

MSI Z97A GAMING 7

MSI Z97A GAMING 7

MSI Z97A GAMING 7

MSI Z97A GAMING 7 not have the Killer Double Shot Pro and Xtreme Audio DAC but still the best for pro gamer.

MSI Z97A GAMING 7 Port

MSI Z97A GAMING 7 Port

MSI Z97A GAMING 7 Specifications

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel Z97 Express
  • Memory: DDR3-3300MHz × 4 (maximum 32GB)
  • Expansion slot: PCI Express 3.0 x16 × 3, PCI Express 2.0 x1 × 4
  • Storage: SATA 6Gb / s × 6, M.2 × 1
  • Network: 1000BASE-T × 1 (Killer E2205)
  • Sound: ALC1150 HD Audio
  • Port: USB 3.1 (Type-A) × 2, USB 3.0 × 8, USB 2.0 × 6, HDMI × 2, DisplayPort × 1, audio jack × 1, etc.

 

MSI Z97A GAMING 6

MSI Z97A GAMING 6

MSI Z97A GAMING 6

MSI Z97A GAMING 6 equipped with USB 3.1 Type-C connector in addition transfer rate up to 10Gbps and supports up to 100 W of power USB PD (Power Delivery Specification), reversible shapes can be inserted both front and back.

MSI Z97A GAMING 6 Port

MSI Z97A GAMING 6 Port

MSI Z97A GAMING 6 Specifications

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel Z97 Express
  • Memory: DDR3-3300MHz × 4 (maximum 32GB)
  • Expansion slot: PCI Express 3.0 x16 × 3, PCI Express 2.0 x1 × 4
  • Storage: SATA 6Gb / s × 6, M.2 × 1, SATA Express × 1
  • Network: 1000BASE-T × 1 (Killer E2205)
  • Sound: ALC1150 HD Audio
  • Port: USB 3.1 (Type-C) × 1, USB 3.0 × 6, USB 2.0 × 6, HDMI × 1, DisplayPort × 1, DVI-D × 1, audio jack × 1, etc.

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