Here we go with another Z370 motherboard leak. This one comes from MSI and it is their ever impressive Z370 Godlike Gaming motherboard, which is of course made for Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake-S desktop processors.
The board will be one of MSI’s highest-end offerings for the Z370 chipset. The board itself will have an 18 phase VRM that is powered by daul 8-pin EPS connectors and a 24-pin ATX power connector. The power delivery components are cooled by two aggressive heatsinks that feature RGB LED lighting and are connected by heatpipes. There are four DDR4 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR4 memory and they are steel-reinforced.
As far as expansion slots go you have four full-length PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, which are also steel-reinforced. There is a single PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slot and three M.2 slots. Two of them are full-length (110 mm) and one is a bit shorter (80 mm). All three feature MSI’s M.2 Shield cooling. The board also comes bundled with an M.2 riser card giving you two more 110 mm M.2 slots.
Looking at the board we can spot six SATA 6GB.s ports, a U.2 port, an internal USB 3.1 connector, and two USB 3.0 headers. The board has some very interesting overclocking / tuning buttons towards the top-right corner. MSI will be using their Xtreme Audio DAC audio solution on this board and we notice WiFi antennas so expect 802.11ac + Bluetooth compatibility.
MSI has loaded this board up with RGB LEDs, all of which will be able to be customized through MSI’s Mystic light software. No word yet on pricing, but expect this to be one of the higher-priced Z370 motherboards.