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MSI launches ICE-COLD Z270/B250 Arctic Gaming motherboards

by Muhammad FirdausFebruary 13, 2017
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MSI has just announced the second generation of ARTIC motherboards with the new ARTIC white Gaming motherboards, the Z270/H270 TOMAHAWK & H270M/B250M MORTAR ARCTIC. The latest ARTIC series motherboards not only inherited the unique ARCTIC design, it has also adopted a plethora of features from other 200-series GAMING motherboards for an improved gaming experience.

MSI Z270 and H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC

These new motherboards support Twin Turbo M.2 (32 Gb/s, Gen3 x4) with Steel Armor allows you to connect ultra-fast storage devices. It also ready for Intel Optane Memory for the game changing performance to memory and storage devices.

The new MSI Z270 and H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC feature the latest USB 3.1 Type-C connector, controlled by ASMedia 2142 chip. Offers up to 8Gb/s transfer speed when connecting multiple USB devices at the same time. Additionally, MSI’s X-Boost software is available to boost USB performance up to 20% faster.

The MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC is now available for RM 770 in retail.

MSI H270M & B250M MORTAR ARCTIC

Fans of smaller motherboards should pay some attention here. The new MSI H270M & B250M MORTAR ARCTIC are powered by Intel Gigabit with LAN Protect for smooth online gaming experience with super low latency. MSI GAMING LAN, powered by Intel, is optimized to reduce CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput.

Both motherboards also feature MSI Audio Boost to providing true high fidelity sound. Isolated and shielded audio PCB and golden audio connectors, it offers a pure sound experience. Locate your enemies with easily using Audio Boost.

Like the TOMAHAWK models, MORTAR series also come with the latest literation of DDR4 Boost. To protect from both physical damage and electrical overcurrent, all the DIMM slot are protected with MSI Steel Armor.

The MSI B250M MORTAR ARTIC is now available for RM 490 in retail.

Comparison table:

MotherboardZ270 TOMAHAWK ARCTICH270 TOMAHAWK ARCTICH270M MORTAR ARCTICB250M MORTAR ARCTIC
Socket1151
CPU (Max Support)i7
ChipsetIntel® Z270 ChipsetIntel® H270 ChipsetIntel® B250 Chipset
DDR4 Memory2400/ 2133 MHz
Memory ChannelDual
DIMM Slots4
Max Memory (GB)64
PCI-Ex1632
PCI-E GenGen3
PCI-Ex132
SATAIII6
M.2 Slot21
RAID0/1/5/10N/A
TPM (header)1111
LAN10/100/1000*1
USB 3.1 ports (Front)4(Gen1, Type A)2(Gen1, Type A)
USB 3.1 ports (Rear)1(Gen2, Type A),1 (Gen2, Type
C), 4(Gen1, Type A)
3(Gen1, Type A), 1(Gen1, Type
USB 2.0 ports (Front)4
USB 2.0 ports (Rear)2
Serial ports(Front)1
Audio ports (Rear)Realtek® ALC892 Codec6
DisplayPortN/AN/A1
DVI-D1
HDMI1
DirectX12
Form FactorATXMicro-ATX
CrossFireY

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Muhammad Firdaus
I love technology, so I love AMD.

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