One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.

CPU & Memory

Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).

The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

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The motherboard inventory embraces 32GB of two-channel DDR3 memory (4 DIMM), the nominal clock frequency of which equals to 1866 MHz; this index might be increased to 2133 MHz on overclocking activity. The board accommodates two PCI Express Gen2 x16 slots (for CrossFireX support and graphics card upgrade), two PCI Express Gen2 x1 and the same number of PCI slots for the connection of other cards. Besides, Z77H2-A5X Deluxe is notable for a good potential in mutual operation with …
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