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February 14, 2017

MSI Announces 4 New Arctic Gaming Motherboards - Z270/H270 Tomahawk and H270M/B250M Mortar Arctic


MSI, world leading in gaming motherboard innovation, is thrilled to announce four new ARCTIC white GAMING motherboards, the Z270/H270 TOMAHAWK and H270M/B250M MORTAR ARCTIC, are added to the Arsenal GAMING Series. The second generation of ARCTIC models not only inherited the spirit of the unique ARCTIC design, it also adopted a plethora of features from other 200 series GAMING motherboards for an improved gaming experience. Enjoy lowest latency online gaming with MSI GAMING LAN, while benefiting from enhanced, studio grade sound with Audio Boost. Featuring heavy plated heat sinks, fully styled to perfectly match the ARCTIC look and feel, the new ARCTIC motherboards are ready to conquer the battlefield.

Z270, H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC

These new ARCTIC motherboards support the latest storage standards. Twin Turbo M.2 (32 Gb/s, Gen3 x4) with Steel Armor allows you to connect ultra-fast storage devices, for blazing fast loading times in-game. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies. By being Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready, the TOMAHAWK motherboards are ready to deliver game-changing performance to memory and storage devices. The TOMAHAWK models make setting up RAID easy using MSI exclusive M.2 GENIE.

Besides its unique look and multiple storage options, the new Z270 and H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC models feature the latest and fastest USB specifications, making sure using multiple USB 3.1 devices has never been faster. The Lighting USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, powered by the new ASmedia 2142 chip, offers never before seen USB speeds when connecting multiple USB devices at the same time, up to 8 Gb/s simultaneously. Additionally, MSI’s X-Boost software is available to boost USB performance up to 20%, for any device.

LIGHTNING USB 3.1 GEN2


H270M, B250M MORTAR ARCTIC

From full size ATX, ARCTIC models are also available in the smaller Micro-ATX form factor. Meet the H270M and B250M MORTAR ARCTIC motherboards. Powered by Intel® GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, featuring the highest quality components, we’ve made sure gamers can enjoy a smooth online gaming experience with the with lowest latency. MSI GAMING LAN, powered by Intel®, is optimized for championship level online gaming by reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This means your CPU can be used more effectively, giving you more FPS when gaming. Additionally, MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.


Built on years of experience in building motherboards dedicated to providing true Hi-Fi sound, Audio Boost has developed into a high quality audio unit. Through the use of premium quality audio components, an isolated and shielded audio PCB and golden audio connectors Audio Boost ensures the best audio signal, offering a pure sound experience. Locate your enemies with your eyes closed using Audio Boost.


Like the TOMAHAWK models, these smaller models also come with the latest iteration of DDR4 Boost, featuring Steel Armor. Optimized PCB traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance. Steel armor protects the memory and memory slots from both physical damage and electrical overcurrent. This is done by adding extra ground points to ensure a clean data signal for the memory by shielding it from electromagnetic interference (EMI). DDR4 Boost makes sure you never have to worry about your system crashing during games again.


With a long list of specs and many gaming features, such as Turbo M.2, GAMING LAN and Audio Boost, the new TOMAHAWK and MORTAR ARCTIC motherboards are solid gaming companions that will help you get more out of your gaming rig.