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MSI Z270 Gaming M6 AC Motherboard Released – See Features and Specs

MSI recently announced their new Enthusiast GAMING motherboard – the MSI Z270 GAMING M6 AC. It’s built with features that are gaming-centric and the design is inspired from a futuristic armored spaceship. The Gaming M6 AC feature multilayer plating, wings and armaments that emphasize its “ultramodern style”. The motherboard also features illuminated lines and comes with an RGB led strip. It’s also loaded with Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2, Twin Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield, VR Boost, Killer LAN & Intel WIFI AC, and the option to fully customize the RGB LEDs to any color using Mystic light. You can check out the rest of its features and specifications from the official news below.

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MSI Z270 Gaming M6 AC Motherboard Features

DDR4 Boost
Through fully isolating the memory circuit design, the DDR4 Boost ensures maximum performance and stability. The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands.

Enjoy the additional boost in gaming performance or when working with large video and photo files. Enable Intel® Extreme Memory Profile with ease using a single option in the BIOS to gain performance and create a perfectly stable system.

Twin TURBO M.2 with M.2 Shield & U.2
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards. Twin Turbo M.2 delivers PCI-E Gen3 x4 performance with transfer speeds up to 64 Gb/s for the latest SSDs. It also supports the all-new Intel® Optane™ technology. M.2 Shield (patent pending) is a thermal solution, which keeps the M.2 or Optane™ device safe and cool to prevent damage and thermal throttling. M.2 GENIE makes setting up RAID easy by taking less steps, using any M.2 or PCI-E SSD (even when used in a mixed configuration). The Z270 GAMING M6 AC supports the latest storage interface, U.2 as well.

Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2
With Audio Boost, powered by Nahimic, MSI motherboards deliver the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components and an isolated audio PCB. An added audio cover and golden audio connectors ensure the purest audio signal.

VR Ready & VR Boost
VR Boost is a smart chip that ensures a clean and strong signal to a VR optimized USB port located on the back, to reduce motion sickness caused by a bad signal. The One-Click to VR option in the MSI Gaming App gets your PC primed for VR use in just a single click by setting your components to max. performance and preventing other applications from impacting your VR experience negatively.

Intel Wi-Fi AC with Antennas
Optimize your gaming rig to deliver gamenetworking traffic over LAN for the best possible online gaming experience, while using WiFi for other online applications. This next-generation Intel® Wi-Fi / Bluetooth solution uses smart MU-MIMO technology, delivering AC speeds up to 867Mbps. Perfect for streaming and gaming at the same time.

Includes free Phanteks RGB LED strip
This RGB LED strip helps to transform and synchronize colors in your case to any liking. Simply connect the plug & play strip to the Mystic Light Extension pin header located on MSI motherboards, without the need of external power, and set a color and choose an LED effect to match it with your motherboard and other peripherals RGB LEDs. Use the included double sided 3M tape to place the strip firmly wherever you want inside (or even outside) your chassis.

MSI Z270 Gaming M6 AC Specifications

Socket1151
CPU (Max Support)i7
ChipsetIntel Z270 Chipset
DDR4 Memory3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
Memory ChannelDual
DIMM Slots4
Max Memory64 GB
PCI-Ex163
PCI-E GenGen3
PCI-Ex13
SATAIII6
M.2 Slot2
U.21
RAID0/1/5/10
TPM (header)1
LAN10/100/1000*1
USB 3.1 ports (Front)4(Gen1, Type A)
USB 3.1 ports (Rear)1(Gen2, Type A),1 (Gen2, Type C), 2(Gen1, Type A)
USB 2.0 ports (Front)4
USB 2.0 ports (Rear)3
Serial ports (Front)1
Audio ports (Rear)Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
DisplayPort1
HDMI1
DirectX12
Form FactorATX
SLIYes
CrossFireYes
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