Kicking off the first week of May, we’re back again for day 4 of our 20 day giveaway celebration of AnandTech’s 20th anniversary.

Last week we gave out a lot of processors, so it’s only fitting that today something to use those processors then. Thankfully MSI has just what we need, as the PC technology has sent over a pair of their latest gaming motherboards. Need something for an Intel Core processor? Or an AMD Ryzen? The good news is that no matter what, today MSI will have you covered.

  • MSI Z270 GAMING M7

The AnandTech 20th Anniversary Celebration – MSI Giveaway


First off we have one of MSI’s high-end Z270 chipset boards for Intel’s Core processors, the MSI Z270 GAMING M7. The GAMING M7 is a full ATX board, giving it room for 3 PCIe x16 slots, and another 3 PCIe x1 slots. Along with the traditional form factor, the board also sports a trio of M.2 slots, and even a U.2 port for external SSDs. MSI has also added several third-party controllers to the board, including an ASMedia ASM2142 for USB 3.1 (Gen 2) support, a Killer E2500 controller for GigE networking, and a Realtek ALC 1220 for audio.

And as this is a high-end board, MSI hasn’t skimped on the features either. Along with their usual high-end BIOS features – including BIOS Flashback+ – MSI has also thrown in RGB lighting via their Mystic Light RGB system.


Meanwhile on the AMD side of the aisle, we have the MSI X370 GAMING PLUS. Based on AMD’s X370 chipset for Ryzen, this is also a full ATX board, sporting 3 PCIe x16 slots (2x 3.0, and 1x 2.0), 3 PCIe x1 slots, and a single M.2 slot. In terms of third party controllers, we’re looking at an ASMedia ASM2142 for USB 3.1 (Gen 2) support, a Realtek ALC 892 for audio, and a Realtek 8111H GigE LAN controller.

Unlike its Intel counterpart, this board doesn’t feature RGB lighting, though it still features MSI’s Mystic Light Sync controller for controlling other RGB solutions. And it come with MSI’s usual high-end BIOS features.

Finally, as with our other giveaways, today’s giveaway is only open for 48 hours, so be sure to enter soon. However please note that for legal reasons, we’re only able to open these giveaways to residents of the United States.

Good luck to everyone! And be sure to check in tomorrow for our next giveaway.

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  • TheCurve - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    Interesting style, good job MSI
  • truonggiang - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    MSI is number 1 gaming
  • aangdula - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    MSI it's true gergous perform

    sorry wrong link of my profile
  • Gamingphreek - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    Thanks for 20 years AT.
  • raja_jagadeesan - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    Agreed. Thanks for 20 years Anandtech.
  • Aichon - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    Indeed. May the next 20 be as good or better.
  • GAWTB2017 - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    My last board was MSI very happy with it
  • Tchamber - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    I'd really like that X370.
  • BurntMyBacon - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    I don't know. The X370 board seems less well equipped than the Z270.
    Realtek ALC 892 vs ALC 1220
    Realtek 8111H ethernet vs Killer E2500
    M.2 slot without heat spreader vs M.2 with built in heatspreader
    No U.2 port vs U.2 port
    No built in RGB lighting vs built in RGB lighting (Though, I almost want to consider this an advantage for the X370)
    I haven't kept up with MSI's latest boards, but I hope this comes down to the difference in Gaming Plus vs Gaming M7 and not some AMD vs Intel differentiator.
  • Quickdraw401 - Monday, May 1, 2017 - link

    Me too!

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