July 16, 2024

World’s first USB 3.1 motherboards have arrived

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is proud to announce its new USB 3.1 featured motherboards. Offering speeds up to 10Gb/s through 2 types of USB connectivity, MSI launches 10 new Z97 and X99 models featuring USB 3.1. The latest additions to the GAMING family are the Z97A GAMING 9 ACK, Z97A GAMING 7, X99A GAMING 9 ACK and the X99A GAMING 7 motherboard, all featuring Type-A USB 3.1.

The Z97A GAMING 6 is added to the line-up sporting the all new USB Type-C connector. Joining the yellow and black OC Series are the X99A XPOWER AC and X99A MPOWER motherboards. The one and only fully black and white motherboard, Krait, is also upgraded to USB 3.1 on the new X99A SLI Krait Edition. In the Classic Series, MSI introduces the USB 3.1 featured X99A SLI PLUS and X99A RAIDER motherboards. Last but not least, MSI is introducing world’s first AMD USB 3.1 motherboards, the 990FXA GAMING and 970A SLI Krait Edition.

Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0. All MSI Z97A and X99A Type-A motherboards offer two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. The ASMedia ASM1352R controller connects to the Z97/X99 PCH over PCI-Express 2.0 x2 to deliver 2x faster data rates than USB 3.0, with speeds up to 10 Gb/s, making it faster than a regular SATA 6 Gb/s connection. Copying files from your external hard disk or USB pen drive will be faster than ever!

Z97A GAMING 6, the world’s first USB 3.1 Type-C motherboard

The new MSI Z97A GAMING 6 motherboard is the world’s first motherboard to feature USB 3.1 and Type-C connectivity. Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 combined with the increased convenience of the Type-C connector. The USB Type-C connector is the future in connectivity and allows for effortless connecting of next generation USB devices through an easy to use connector. You simply can’t go wrong with this reversible connector, which eliminates the struggle of making sure the USB connector is facing the right way. You can blindly connect your USB devices at the back of your PC with MSI and USB Type-C.


International CES Innovations 2015 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree motherboard. MSI’s X99A GAMING 9 ACK is the world’s first motherboard to feature onboard USB 3.1. With the ability to process gaming network activity over LAN while diverting other applications to Wi-Fi, ACK featuring Killer DoubleShot Pro is the one and only true online GAMING solution. Additionally, the X99A GAMING 9 ACK motherboard is packed with an arsenal of premium features such as Turbo M.2, Audio Boost 2, 4-way SLI support and much more. Topping off the X99A GAMING 9 ACK’s features is Streaming Engine, a dedicated onboard hardware streaming solution for live streaming gaming activity at 1080p/60Mbps without impacting in-game FPS! Be sure to check the full MSI USB 3.1 motherboard line-up.