Special item M. 2 Shield will protect and cool solid state drives on new motherboards, MSI
MSI has come up with a new way to distinguish their motherboards from competitors. On Twitter the company posted an image where you can see a special protective plate M. 2 Shield designed to protect and cool the drive format M. 2.
As you can see, a small metal cover on the bottom has a thermal pad for better heat transfer. The need for additional cooling SSD in this segment, of course, debatable, but worse unlikely.
It is most likely that this design feature will highlight motherboards Gaming on new chipsets for Intel processors Kaby Lake.