MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review

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MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium

MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Test Bench

Intel LGA 1151 Z270 Test Platform
Component Brand / Model Live Pricing
Processor Intel i7-7700K Click Here
Memory Kingston 32GB DDR4 2666MHz Click Here
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 Click Here
Video Card eVGA GTX 970SC Click Here
Hard Drive Intel Pro 2500 180GB SSD Click Here
M.2 Drive Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB Click Here
Power Supply Corsair CX750M Click Here
Operating System Windows 10-Pro 64-Bit Click Here
MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium

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The MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium will be installed on an open air test bed, running a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.  All patches, drivers and firmware will be updated to the latest versions, and a 24-hour burn-in test will be conducted prior to any testing.

All testing will be done in a temperature controlled room, which is maintained at 70F (21.1C).  Whenever possible, testing will be done using integrated benchmarks to ensure consistency.  If an integrated benchmark is not available, OCAT or FRAPS will be used to analyze the FPS.  All benchmarks will be run multiple times, with the results averaged.

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  • Alex Hurtado

    Does the Z270 XPower Gaming Titatium come with a backplate? If not can i buy one and install it on?

  • Anas Knight

    is it worth it compared to the titanium xpower Z170A??

    • Steven Kean

      Performance wise, if you’re running a Z170 with a Skylake proc, that’s a tough call for a small perf increase otherwise Type-C connector, 3x M.2, Optane (if you are going that route), and slightly more PCIE lanes. If you want to do 4K video though, that’s one of the big things with Kaby Lake and Z270.

  • Real Tech News Fan

    Do want.

  • Doc

    Maybe it’s time to start including version’s for Display Port and HDMI in the spects list and write up. Everything ells is receiving specifics. Big TVs and monitors are slowly becoming one.

    • Sean Kumar Sinha

      The ports themselves are fully compatible with whatever spec you can output with your specific CPU’s Intel HD Graphics. • 1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@30Hz(7th Gen (Kaby) CPU), 4096×2160@24Hz(6th Gen CPU), 2560×1600@60Hz
      • 1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096×2304@24Hz, 2560×1600@60Hz, 3840×2160@60Hz, 1920×1200@60Hz