MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

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MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

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As M.2 drives get ever faster, so heat is beginning to become a minor issue with them. The Carbon is provided with a heatspreader to help keep your expensive purchase as cool as possible and thus improve the longevity. Somewhat oddly given the twin M.2 slots, two of the SATA ports are of the vertical variety, something we thought was rightfully consigned to history. Similarly if you're the type of person with a selection of drives it's worth noting that the Carbon only has six SATA ports on board - including the two annoyingly vertical ones.

With most of us utilising AIO CPU cooling these days it's great to see all the Z270 motherboards having a dedicated Water pump header. In fact wherever you look on the Carbon there are plenty of headers, from USB 3.1 front panel offerings to RGB strips and everything in between. Audio is supplied by MSIs Audio Boost 4, which combines a 600Ohm headphone amplifier with a curious audio split. Curious because it allows you to play audio from two different sources via the front and rear audio connectors. We can't think of a use for this, but perhaps some of our more creative readers can.

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
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06-01-2017, 05:18:14

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For the dual sound processors offering two sound sources, I can imagine a streamer's setup, where you want to have your game sound over your headset and some music in the background via speakers. When I stream sometimes and I feel like turning on some music, it's kinda tough to get the right balance. Sometimes I only want the audience to hear the music but not myself. To achieve this scenario you'd need some hard to understand software or this motherboard. Simply set the voice recognition or your mic's sensitivity to a level where it can record the music coming from the speakers, while you can completely focus on the game's sound, because your headset covers your ears from the speaker's music.

Other than that... Maybe not having to swap any cables or disable the headset in Windows' audiomixer, if you want to watch a movie with le girlfriend?Quote
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