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Pro Prioritizes gaming traffic
The networking built into this board allows for a smart filtering of traffic which can make for a better experience where latency is concerned. When gaming the board can differentiate between traffic for communication apps as well as connection to gaming servers over regular traffic that is at the time a game s being played low priority.
Pro Fast storage solution
There is an M.2 port on this board which allows one to use a M.2 SSD for storage. These SSDs allow for faster read and write times over a SATA SSD (can be over 50% faster), which translates to faster boot and loading of games.
Pro Stable voltage out of USB ports
This is good for those that use a USB digital-to-analog converter for their sound system. Many motherboards have issue with outputting a constant voltage, which can cause issue with USB sound devices such as DACs. MSI has addressed this with this motherboard as it uses technology to output a constant 5v to each USB port.
Con Brown color
While it may be difficult to tell from pictures, the color of the board is actually brown. For those that like to match the colors of their system this may be off-putting as this fact may not be realized until the board is in hand. It will also be difficult to match as Red and Brown is not the most common of color schemes for components.
Con On board audio static
Some users have reported audio static when using the onboard audio out. While this is not unheard of for onboard sound solutions, there may be better options out there if this is a concern.
Con Using M.2 disable 2 SATA ports
If you do choose to use the M.2 slot on the board it will disable the #5 and #6 SATA ports on the board. This is something to consider if you want to use the M.2 but need more than 4 SATA ports.