Wednesday November 18, 2015

MSI Z170A SLI PLUS Mother M.2 Placement

So I am getting down to business with the new MSI Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard today and one thing struck me as genius while I was getting it set up on the test bench. Look at that M.2 interface placement! The SLI PLUS is very much a "less is more" motherboard when it comes down to it feature set, so there is a lot less competition going on when it comes to PCB component placement, but that allowed MSI engineers to get your on-PCB M.2 SSD out from under your GPU. While not all folks have had issues with SSD throttling due to heatsoak, this would certainly help those that have. I like it.

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