Although regular DDR3 memory may work on Intel’s 6th Generation Processors, media confirms DDR4 is the best memory to pair with Intel® ‘Skylake’ Processors. An article recently released by tech media website Tom’s Hardware Guide confirms Intel’s 6th Generation processors only support DDR4 and DDR3L with a maximum of 1.35v and using memory with higher voltage spec could damage the CPU and system. “Although it would be nice to use any DDR3 from 1.35V – 1.65V, running at these higher voltages could burn out the IMC and kill the processor over time.”And “So if you don’t have DDR3L on hand, you are probably better off to go ahead and spring for the more expensive DDR4.”
– Tom’s Hardware Guide,30185.html

DDR4 offers more performance at lower power consumption while getting the most out of Intel’s ‘Skylake’ CPU architecture. With the most complete line-up of DDR4 motherboards in the market, including revolutionary DDR4 Boost technology for best performance & stability, MSI’s new Z170/H170/B150 and H110 GAMING & PRO Series motherboards deliver an unprecedented choice of unique features and clever business solutions.

Z170 GAMING motherboards

MSI GAMING & PRO Series motherboards

Z170 PRO Series


Unique DDR4 Boost technology is designed with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This unique design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability. Top memory vendors acknowledge the benefit of DDR4 Boost and work closely with MSI to deliver the best memory performance, optimal stability and great compatibility.

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