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MSI launches Z170A SLI Plus motherboard

MSI has completed its PRO Series motherboard line up today with the addition of the Z170A SLI Plus motherboard, packed with features in a stealthy, black design. At first glance, you can spot the similarities between the Z1z0A and X99A SLI Plus motherboards, though plenty of features have been enhanced for Intel’s new Skylake platform.

The Z170A SLI PLUS has been configured for users who demand the most from their motherboards, with USB 3.1 Type-C support, Audio Boost technology using the Realtek ALC1150 codec, SLI and CrossFire support and improved Steel Armor PCI-E slots.

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Other features include DDR4 Boost, which is designed with optimized traces to ensure memory signals can achieve optimal stability and performance. There is M.2 SATA Express and Turbo U.2 support for SSDs with speeds as high as 32 Gb/s and the BIOS has been updated to Click BIOS 5, which now contains optimizations for Windows 10.

Those looking to build a Skylake based system this year will be able to pick up the Z170A for £109 in the UK. Pricing in other regions may vary and stock is expected to hit retailers later this month. There are two other motherboards in the PRO Series line up as well, the X99A SLI PLUS and the Z170A-G43 PLUS if you are looking for other options.

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KitGuru Says: MSI’s SLI Plus motherboards have come highly rated in the past and this latest addition seems to maintain the same level of quality at an attractive price point. Are any of you thinking about building a new system this year? 

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