MSI has unveiled a new addition to their ever-growing range of motherboards which have been specifically designed to build gaming rigs. The new edition takes the form of the MSI A320M Gaming Pro Motherboard which is expected to be made available for under $80.
The affordable gaming motherboard is based on the same exact PCB as the A320M Grenade, but is equipped with all premium black capacitors and a pitch black PCB. All finished with MSI’s signature dragon red colour scheme which has been applied to certain slots and connectors.
Tech Power Up explains more about the abodes main features:
Built in the narrow micro-ATX form-factor, the A320M Gaming Pro draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and conditions it for the SoC using a 6-phase VRM. Expansion slots include one reinforce PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, and two PCIe gen 2.0 x1.
Storage connectivity includes four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and one 32 Gb/s M.2 slot. USB connectivity includes six 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports. 6-channel HD audio (Realtek ALC887 controller) and gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111H controller) make for the rest of it. The board features red LED illumination and RGB LED headers, which can be controlled using the Mystic Light app. Expect a sub-$80 price.