A small sized board that works with Intel Skylake processors and doesn’t cost a bomb – enter the MSI B150M MORTAR.
MSI’s new range of boards called “Arsenal Gaming” is named according to military equipment, such as bazooka, tomahawk, morter and grenade. Sorry guys, it’s not part of a football club.
The board itself is black in on every aspect except for the PCI-E slot which is silver.
The B150M Mortar here doesn’t come with huge heatsink, after all it’s not meant for overclocking.
Nothing out of the ordinary here but it’s great to have 4 DIMM slots that support up to 64GB.
Forward facing SATA ports are much welcomed, it comes with SATA Express support too.
The B150 Mortar comes with MSIÂ® STEEL ARMOR that strengthens and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free gaming experience and higher GPU overclocking.
The board supports AMD CrossFireX setup, and it has M.2 Key E Socket supports type 2230 Wi-Fi devices.
At the rear are –
– 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
– 2 x USB 2.0 ports
– 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
– 1 x VGA port
– 1 x HDMIâ„¢ port
– 1 x DVI-D port
– 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
– 1 x Clear CMOS button
– 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
– 5 x OFC audio jacks
The MSI B150M Mortar comes with LED lights but they’re limited, and I might say they are the ugliest LED presentation I’ve ever seen.
More details at the official product page.
The B150M is a no-nonsense board, works straight out of the box and with good UEFI interface but of course being a 150M board the customization is limited.
The MSI B150M Mortar retails at RM 440, an excellent price point for an MATX board that has good build and with features like USB 3.1, PCI-E slot protection and even M.2 Key for WiFi device support.