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PRODUCT REVIEW

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

By: Rhea R. Sanvictores

01/05/2017
 

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

For the avid MSI® patrons, it’s already a known fact that all MSI® boards in the Z170 series have been made absolutely fit for overclocking purposes. And with the arrival of its Z270 successor, then nothing less can be expected by hardcore gamers from such than the ultimate gameplay experience.

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Falling heir to the Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON, the newest Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON stays true to MSI®’s vision of delivering the ultimate performance. And with a formidable support on hand, then it would just be merely painless for this board to even surpass greatness.

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Powered by the latest 7th Generation Kaby Lake (i7-7700K) processor, which is by far Intel®’s rapidest processing chip, the MSI® Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON competently raises the bar high in the sphere of gaming computing. Devised to perform 7x faster than the previous generations, the i7-7700K further hypes up the execution pace in any gameplay. By offering a higher frequency, then nothing else can spawn but a superior performance.

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

And just like the Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON, the Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON is also powered by Intel®’s very own GAMING LAN, which allows for a smooth and seamless gaming experience. Here, gamers will be devoid of any lags or latency during the entire duration of their online gaming stint.

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Adding further to the numerous rewards that this new board boasts, the MSI® Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON is also optimized for multiple graphics cards. With support for NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFire™, gamers can experience superior visuals with extreme frame rates when they run either of the two brands. With superior sounds and lifelike visuals, both professional and novice gamers can surely get the best of the MSI® Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON.

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

But immense gaming wouldn’t be what it is without the presence of powerful sounds. Employing first-class quality audio components, the MSI® Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON features the Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2 to provide gamers utmost sounds that would extremely go along well with the action. An isolated audio PCB and an added audio connector were also purposely devised to ensure the finest audio experience.

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Upon testing the latest board from MSI®, the following results were gathered:

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Seemingly, the board excelled in the series of tests that was conducted.

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

An extension cable also came on hand, which we used to demo the board’s RGB Mystic Light feature. By simply connecting it to the USB port, different corners of the board vibrantly lighted. Depending on the user’s gaming preference, over 16.8 million colors can be played with for an inimitable customization.

Testbed Specifications:

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700K (Kaby Lake)

PALIT® GeForce® GTX 1060 Dual

CORSAIR VS650

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB

COUGAR Solution AF-2

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 256GB

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

Verdict:

Brace Yourself for the Most Optimum Board Yet

The MSI® Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON is already a powerhouse itself. But to be fuelled by another powerhouse in the form of Intel’s ultra-fast Kaby Lake processing chip, then the board just transpires as an undeniable force to be reckoned with. Backed by a 7th Generation Intel Core™ i7-7700K that boasts a higher overclocking ceiling, base core, and turbo frequency, the MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON can only guarantee a supreme performance across all genres of gaming.

 
 
 
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