MSI X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Preview

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Preview

Introduction

The release of Ryzen has reinvigorated the market like few other recent launches. We've gone from a situation where, realistically, most people would pick Intel to one where you can buy whichever takes your fancy and not have to compromise. Indeed with the aggressive pricing of the AMD 1800X you can make a serious case that power hungry users are better off with the hardware from Sunnyvale.

Naturally when there is a new chipset on the market all of the manufacturers rush to tempt you with their wares, and the release of the X370 is no exception. As we've often mentioned in our coverage of the AMD Zen products though, the fact that the X370 supports all of the latest and greatest it makes it easier for the manufacturers to produce a variant of their already famous motherboards. Which is why we're here with the MSI X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium. A motherboard which seems to want to be a part of all of the MSI product ranges. The XPOWER used to be the black and yellow high performance model, the Gaming was the black and red ... gaming board, and the Titanium was their one which came with all the technologies.

So which is the X370? Colours aside, it is all of them. So that moniker isn't as silly as it is long.

Technical Specifications

As has quickly become the norm for the latest generation of AMD motherboards you can make a mental checklist of all the features that you want to find as part of your new system and tick them off as you go. The difference between the new X370 and the previous chipsets though is that when you make it to the end of your wishlist you find there is nothing unticked. This is brought into even sharper focus with the MSI Titanium, as you would expect from a motherboard at the top of their range. Therefore not only can you tick off the latest features such as DDR4, M.2, USB 3.1 and U.2 for all your high bandwidth needs, but you can also run through a few MSI specific features such as the Nahimic audio, Audio Boost, Lightning USB 3.1 ports and steel armour every where you look. Speaking of looking, let's do that.

MSI X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Preview  

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Most Recent Comments

22-03-2017, 09:18:00

Avet
Crazy as ever Tom. Other reviewers are just not cutting it. They have kinda boring videos. I love your camera. It is making your life so difficult.

Looking forward for a full review. I really like how this board looks. It is really unique. I hope MSI does proper job this time.Quote

22-03-2017, 14:35:57

Dicehunter
This board is screaming out for a S.H.I.E.L.D themed build Quote

22-03-2017, 20:02:34

AlienALX
Price and dragon. The only two things I do not like about this board.Quote

22-03-2017, 21:52:41

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Price and dragon. The only two things I do not like about this board.
I don't mind the dragon.

What I do mind is price vs features.. it's nearly identical with everything like the Carbon Pro. And imo that board looks better, but I don't mind the look of this one.Quote

23-03-2017, 06:28:17

Avet
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I don't mind the dragon.

What I do mind is price vs features.. it's nearly identical with everything like the Carbon Pro. And imo that board looks better, but I don't mind the look of this one.
That worries me to. It is even more expensive than CH6, and yet it has less features. And MSI doesn't have that good reputation to justify the high price. Apart from the unique look I don't see their idea for the high price.

We should w8 for the reviews to come out to have more clear picture.Quote
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