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Z97A Gaming 6 Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

  • Intel Z97 Chipset
  • 4x DDR3
  • 3x PCI-E x16
  • 4x PCI-E x1
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s
  • 1x M.2 slot
  • 3 Way Crossfire & 2 way SLI Support
  • 7.1 HD Audio
  • Killer GB LAN
  • 1x USB3.1
  • 6x USB 3.0
  • 6x USB 2.0

Stock Code: MB-294-MS

EAN: 00000000

MPN: Z97A Gaming 6

Manufacturer: MSI

 
 

Product information: Z97A Gaming 6 Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

  • Amazing sound with Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
  • USB Audio Power
  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200 Game Networking
  • Push your SSD to the limit with M.2 & SATA Express
  • Show off your gaming skills to the world with XSplit Gamecaster
  • SteamOS ready out of the box
  • Military Class 4 components
  • OC Genie 4
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Optimised for multiple graphics cards (SLI & CrossFire certified)

World's First Gaming Motherboard Equipped with USB 3.1 TYPE-C

USB 3.1 allows for speeds up to 10 Gbps, doubling the speed compared to USB 3.0 and 20x faster than legacy USB 2.0. USB 3.1 is even faster than SATA III! Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster.

  • 2x faster than USB 3.0
  • 20x faster than USB 2.0
  • Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth
  • Boost transfer rate between your PC and external storage devices

Reward your Ears with True Quality

Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2! With Audio Boost 2 we're delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio. With traditional onboard audio the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. Audio Boost 2 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry which is separated by a red LED path. Less interference gives you a more clear audio signal. The built-in dual headphone amplifier rewards your high quality headphone with the most amazing studio level sound quality up to 600Ohms delivered from your gaming PC.

USB Audio Power

When connecting multiple USB devices, most motherboards will be unable to deliver a strong 5V power signal to all USB ports. This is highly noticeable with high-quality external USB DACs where sound quality degrades as the motherboard is unable to deliver a perfect USB signal. Only MSI USB Audio Power continuously delivers a stable 5V to the USB ports on motherboards, making sure you can continue to enjoy the crystal clear audio standard you expect.

  • Enhances USB Audio Quality
  • Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB

Want to Show Off your Skills or just make a fun Gaming Video for your friends?

XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more. It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - Or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it. So what are you waiting for? Join the revolution and start streaming and recording with XSplit Gamecaster today. Assemble and edit your recordings using the simple and straightforward video editor. Game Capture Auto Detect allows for automatic streaming when starting a game.

Push your SSD to the Limit

Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with selected MSI motherboards. We offer the next generation of high speed storage support through M.2 and SATA Express. M.2 and SATA Express transfer data through a PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface up to 10 Gb/s, making it 67% faster than SATA 3.0 solutions. M.2 is the successor to mSATA, offering a 67% performance increase up to 10 Gb/s. M.2 is packed in a small form factor and is compatible with 3 different sizes to fit most storage solutions. SATA Express introduces a new solution in high speed storage through PCI Express, providing more bandwidth for the latest generation SSDs. We offer flexible solutions with a M.2 to SATA Express converter for more convenience.

Kill your Lag!

The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available. Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.

Specifications

CPU Support Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel Core Processors, and Intel Pentium and Celeron Processors for Socket LGA1150
Chipset Intel Z97 Express Chipset
Memory Support Support four DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*/3300*(*OC) MHz DRAM, 32GB Max.
- Dual channel memory architecture
- Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Slots 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, (support x16, x8/x8, x8/x4/x4 modes)
4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
On-Board SATA o Intel Z97 Express Chipset
- 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA1~6)
- 1x M.2 port*
- M.2 port supports M.2 SATA 6Gb/s module
- M.2 port supports M.2 PCIe module up to 10Gb/s speed**
- M.2 port supports 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length module
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10***
- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology****
* The SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing a module in the M.2 port
** M.2 PCIe interface only supports UEFI option ROM, NOT support legacy option ROM
*** M.2 PCIe interface does not support RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
**** Supports Intel Core processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1
USB o Intel Z97 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connectors)
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
o AsMedia ASM1142
- 1x USB 3.1 (Type-C) port on the back panel
Audio Realtek ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
LAN 1 x Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller
Wireless LAN N/A
Bluetooth N/A
Multi-GPU o Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFire Technology*
o Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1
Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 1 x SATA Express port
- 1 x M.2 port
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 2 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 1 x Direct audio power connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Audio power switch
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
Back Panel I/O Ports - 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C) port
- 1 x VGA connector
- 1 x DVI-D connector
- 6 x OFC audio jacks
- 1 x HDMI port
Dimension 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor
 

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