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MSI announces new Z170A Gaming M6 motherboard

By Ciara Alarcon - on 7 Sep 2016, 3:36pm

MSI announces new Z170A Gaming M6 motherboard

MSI has launched the new Z170A Gaming M6 motherboard that sports two significant features, Lightning USB and the next generation Killer networking technology.

The Z170A Gaming M6 motherboard also offers Twin Turbo onboard M.2, Audio Boost 3, and a plethora of other game enhancing features.

It is the first ever motherboard to have the next generation Lighting Asmedia 2142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller chip which runs at PCIe Gen3 x2 (16Gb/s) which is twice as fast. The PCIe Gen3 connection will also help to boost transfer speeds enormously when using two USB 3.1 Gen2 devices at the same time.

It also comes with both USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C interface.

“For the best user experience and to achieve the highest data transferring speeds through USB 3.1 Gen2, ASMedia Technology Inc. closely worked with top motherboard vendor MSI to develop and test the new ASM 2142 ultra-high speed USB controller. Tuned and optimized on MSI GAMING motherboards, we are allowed to use the latest & greatest technology to perfect hardware design, while giving the opportunity to optimize the driver at the same time. ASMedia and MSI are setting the bar in data transfer speeds over USB. - Chewei Lin, President of ASMedia.

With its partnership with Rivet Networks, the MSI Z170A GAMING M6 will feature the next generation of Killer Networking technology ensuring MSI gamers stay one step ahead of their competition.

The Z170A Gaming M6 motherboard supports high performance M.2 SSDs with support for NVMe and RAID as well.

Source: MSI