The MSI Z270 Tomahawk motherboard, which was unveiled at CES earlier this year, is finally up got sale. The board has received a lot of praise, including winning the iF Design Award 2017. It supports Intel LGA 1151 processors, which include both the latest Kaby Lake as well as Skylake Core processors.
The ATX motherboard includes 4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64GB of DDR4-3800 (OC) memory. For fast performance in games, the board supports all the latest storage standards, including a Turbo M.2 slot. It is also Intel Optane memory ready, provided you build a system using a Kaby Lake processor. You also get a total of 6 SATA III ports.
In the audio department, the Z270 Tomahawk features MSI Audio Boost technology with isolated LED border audio design, separated audio layers for clean left and right channels, De-Pop protection, Chemi-Con audio capacitors, and a dedicated high definition audio processor. For low latency, the board utilizes an Intel gaming LAN hardware with intelligent networking, LAN protect, and MSI Gaming LAN manager to optimize the connection for the best online gaming experience.
The board features a Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2 port, which is powered by an ASmedia 2142 controller for faster performance even when connecting multiple USB devices at the same time. The MSI X-Boost feature helps boost USB performance by up to 20%, saving a lot of time when transferring large files.
For more information on the MSI Z270 Tomahawk, visit the product page at this link.