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  • Model #Z270 Gaming M5
    • Supports 7th / 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
    • Supports DDR4-3800+(OC) Memory
    • DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
    • VR Ready and VR Boost: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness
    • Mystic Light RGB and Mystic Light Sync: 7 colors / 5 effects controlled in one click with GAMING APP or a mobile device
    • Twin Turbo M.2, Steel Armor, M.2 Shield. Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
    • Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience

     

     

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    (Manufacturer # Z270 Gaming M5 )

    Features
    • Supports 7th / 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
    • Supports DDR4-3800+(OC) Memory
    • DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
    • VR Ready and VR Boost: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness
    • Mystic Light RGB and Mystic Light Sync: 7 colors / 5 effects controlled in one click with GAMING APP or a mobile device
    • Twin Turbo M.2, Steel Armor, M.2 Shield. Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
    • Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
    • GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Killer™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management
    • BIOS Flashback+: Easy BIOS recovery without the need of a CPU, memory and VGA card
    • Military Class 5, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency
    • MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
    • In-Game Weapons: Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, Xsplit Gamecaster
    • EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
    • Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function
    • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players
    Master Level Gaming


    1. GAMING Device Port

    2. Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2

    3. VR Boost

    4. Killer® GAMING LAN

    5. Golden audio jacks with S/PDIF

    6. Full gaming I/O cover
    Stunning looks, protecting the I/O ports

    7. Solid heatsink with RGB LED
    Delivers best cooling, with RGB LED to customize colors

    8. DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor
    Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry

    9. PCI-E Steel Armor
    Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI

    10. Turbo M.2 with Steel Armor
    NVMe support, up to 32 Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4

    11. M.2 Shield, ready for Intel® Optane memory
    Thermal enhancement for M.2 devices for best performance

    12. Audio Boost 4 with amplifier
    Optimized gaming audio using best components, with Nahimic 2

    Mystic Light
    Personalize Your Gaming Rig
    Customize and set up your own color scheme with RGB Mystic Light. Select any of the colors from the palette using your smartphone or the MSI Gaming App to match your system style. Bored of the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second!
    • Off, Breathing, Flashing
    • Double Flashing, Random
    • Extendable
    • Remote control
    • Mystic Light sync
    Gaming Ambiance
    With multiple colors available, you are the artist to create your own unique gaming rig. Done selecting colors? Choose between several LED effects to really make your system come alive and enjoy your personalized design!
    Extend Your RGB Experience With Ease
    MSI's Mystic Light Extension pinheader provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller. By simply connecting any 12V RGB LED strip to the 4-pin Mystic Light Extension RGB-strip header gamers can sync colors to any style they choose.
    Mystic Light Sync: Synchronize Your LED Experience
    With the convenience of Mystic Light Sync, you can control RGB LED solutions from other brands, such as CPU coolers, keyboards and mice or RGB system fans.
    Smartphone & PC Control
    Create your own colorful masterpiece with ease. The easy to use Gaming APP is available on PC, phone and tablet. It offers remote control, simply using your smartphone or tablet. Make your PC look and feel brand new with any color you want with just a few clicks!
    Cooling
    Stay Cool While Gaming
    Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
    • 6x fan headers
    • DC/PWM mode
    • Full fan control
    • Watercooling ready
    Looking Cool While Keeping Cool
    High quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable at the best performance during long gaming sessions.
    Fully Controllable Fan Headers
    MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans, giving you full control to set up a cool & silent system. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.
    DC OR PWM Mode With Hysteresis
    MSI fan headers running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
    Total Control In BIOS And Software
    Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans and check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
    Optimized For Water Cooling
    Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & custom water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

    Waterpump header
    • Up to 2A supported
    • Speed control from BIOS and OS
    Gaming Features
    Your In-Game Advantage
    Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.
    • Gaming Hotkey
    • Gaming Device Port
    • Game Boost
    • Multi-GPU
    Total Freedom, Maximum Ease
    Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You’re free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely.
    Dedicated Port For Gaming Peripherals
    The GAMING Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high-end gaming peripherals to fully utilize their features and responsiveness. Customize your mouse DPI to enhance accuracy or program macro combinations using the easy-to-use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.

    Gaming benefits
    • 3x more gold than regular connectors for the best signal
    • 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging
    • More responsive, more precise movements
    • Customizable mouse settings
    • No keypress left behind with n-key rollover
    1-Second Overclocking!
    Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!
    Want More Performance? Try Multi GPU!
    Gaming enthusiasts are always looking for more performance to get the ultimate experience. Using multiple graphics cards is a great way to find out just how good it gets. MSI GAMING motherboards fully support multi GPU technologies and have optimal PCI-E slot placement for the best thermal performance.
    A Different View On Gaming
    MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game simultaneously. Simply add a link or stream to the Dragon Eye application and select the size, position, volume and transparency and start gaming. The hotkeys allow you to start/pause your video or set the volume.
    In-Game Feedback, On-Screen Display
    Keep track of your system performance with the OSD function in Gaming App. This feature allows you to fully customize which statistics are shown on-screen while you play your games. Keep an eye on your CPU speed, FPS counter, GPU temperature and much more while gaming without having to leave the game.
    Storage
    Be The First On The Battlefield
    This MSI GAMING motherboard supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
    • M.2 Shield
    • 2x M.2
    • Ultra-fast storage caching
    • Next level storage
    Optane: Boost Your HDD To Perform Like An SSD
    Gamers and PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance. All MSI 200 Series motherboards are ready for Intel® Optane™ Memory.
    M.2 Shield Delivers Best Ssd Performance
    Cooling your NMVe SSD delays throttling which results in higher overall performance. Additionally, M.2 Shield protects your M.2 device and makes it look cool.
    Protect & Optimize Your Devices With Steel Armor
    Steel Armor protects your M.2 SSD and slot from damage. But it does much more than that, Steel Armor ensures a clean data signal from the motherboard and M.2 SSD by protecting against electromagnetic interference (EMI) for a smooth experience.
    2x Turbo M.2
    Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!
    Next Generation SSD Ready: U.2 Connector With Steel Armor
    Next generation SSDs demand a next generation connector. U.2 delivers just that with performance up to 32 Gb/s per device. The U.2 connector on this MSI motherboard also features Steel Armor for enhanced protection.
    Xboost Your Storage Performance
    This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, making sure you reach the battlefield even quicker or saving you a lot of time when transferring data.
    Easy Raid Setup With M.2 Genie
    Looking to go all out in terms of raw data speed and put multiple SSDs in RAID 0? Setting this up can prove to be quite the challenge. That’s why we created M.2 Genie, a brilliant feature to make setting up RAID 0 for M.2 and U.2 much easier and less time consuming.
    Sata Mass Storage
    We made sure each MSI motherboard comes with enough SATA ports to connect loads of HDDs for long term storage of large files and system backups.
    Ultra-Fast Performance, Great Gaming Experience
    All of the next gen storage connectors support NVMe, the fastest storage standard in the world. Simply put, MSI GAMING motherboards offer the best of the best in storage options & performance. Instantly load your favorite games and always be the first on the battlefield with MSI.
    VR
    Immerse Yourself Into Virtual Worlds
    Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth VR ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features geared to VR, MSI brings gamers and VR professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
    • VR accelerator chip
    • One click VR
    Get Ready To Be Overwhelmed By The Realms Of VR
    From the start of Virtual Reality, MSI has been deeply involved in making VR Ready hardware in each of its product lines. Whether it's a feature-rich motherboard, a framerate boosting graphics card or a blazing fast complete gaming system, a huge set of VR-supporting features awaits you.
    Pull Yourself Into The Game With VR Boost
    Only MSI products are equipped with VR Boost. When using a VR headset, you want to have a smooth experience. Traditional USB ports can suffer signal drops, significantly impacting performance of connected devices. VR Boost is a smart chip that ensures a clean and strong signal to a VR optimized USB port, giving you an enjoyable VR experience.
    Optimized For The Best VR Brands
    Want the best of the best VR experience without any compromise? MSI motherboards offer everything you need when exploring the possibilities of VR. By closely working with the industries’ leading VR vendors, we make sure you get the best possible gaming experience when choosing Virtual Reality.
    Straight Into The Action With One Click To VR
    Both hard- and software need to be in tune for a smooth VR experience. One Click to VR makes it very fast and easy to get primed for VR. A single click sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications won’t impact your virtual adventure. Click here to learn more about MSI VR
    TriDef VR
    Only Everything in 3D!
    TriDef VR enables gamer to play their favorite games in 3D on your HMD(head mounted display). DirectX 9,10 and 11 games have been pre-configured to generate an optimal 3D experience using GenMe’s industry leading 2D-to-3D conversion technology. TriDef VR allows users to tweak their HMD to provide optimal user experience. It is compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It also offers an unique head tracked, hands-free user interface to allow users to launch games at will while wearing HMD.

    Most importantly, MSI offers a 3-month free license to let gamers to fully benefit from the TriDef and get more from their VR.
    What’s New?


    • Bring PC game into VR world - Optimized with 900+ game title
    • Not just VR, also stereoscopic 3D - More reality and more fun
    • Various VR HMD supported - Support Both VIVE and Oculus Rift
    • Easy one step on screen setup - Hand free control all setting via HMD
    • MSI offer a 3-month free license!
    Audio
    Sound That Pulls You Into The Game
    Get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most exciting gameplay.
    • Nahimic 2
    • Audio Boost 4
    • Audio amplifier
    • Audio capacitors
    Amplify Your Game With Audio Boost 4
    Built on years of experience in building motherboards dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound. Audio Boost has developed into a high quality audio unit, offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Locate your enemies with your eyes closed using Audio Boost 4.
    Nahimic: Sound That Pushes The Limits Of Reality
    Nahimic Sound Technology has been famed for its quality and precision in projects undertaken by the Military and the Aeronautics Industry. Their experience in reflecting surround sound at the most immersive level allows you as a gamer to experience the next level in sound & gameplay. Unique features, including a sound tracker which visually shows where the enemies are making noise in game, truly allow you to get the upper hand on the battlefield.
    • Virtual Surround
    • Sound Tracker
    • Smart Loudness
    • Voice Clarity
    • Bass Boost
    • Voice Shaper
    Isolated audio design with LED border
    Audio Boost operates like a dedicated soundcard by being physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal possible. A bright border illuminated by LEDs showcases and protects the Hi-Fi audio unit.
    Separated Audio Layers For Clean Left & Right Channels
    Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
    De-Pop Protection
    Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
    Next-Gen High Definition Audio Processor
    Audio Boost 4 is powered by an EMI-shielded High Definition audio processor with built-in DAC, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.
    • 120dB SNR / 32-bit
    • Supports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording (64x better than regular CD quality)
    Dedicated Headphone Amplifier That Auto-Detects Impedance
    The built-in dedicated headphone amplifier rewards audiophiles with headphones up to 600Ω impedance by delivering studio-grade sound quality from your gaming PC. Audio Boost 4 automatically detects the optimal impedance for your headphones and adjusts the output for the best sound quality.
    Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors For A Warmer Sound
    By dedicating golden audio capacitors to the front output, a high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured. The Chemi-Con audio capacitors are widely considered to be one of the great choices for the best sound output.
    Golden Connectors For Optimal 7.1 Sound Quality
    With golden audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with the least chance of distortion. Using gold also prevents any corrosion or oxidation in the long run, which could impact signal quality.
    Gaming LAN
    Dominate The Game With The Lowest Latency
    Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.
    • Killer™ E2500
    • Bandwidth management
    • LAN protect
    Low Latency Gaming Lan With Killer™ E2500
    Designed with gaming DNA, Killer™ LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports. The Killer E2500 Intelligent Networking Platform, featuring Advanced Stream Detect 2.0, is built to provide maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Killer™ LAN automatically detects and prioritizes game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and a competitive edge.
    Lan Protect To Shield Your System Against Power Surges
    Experience smooth networking with Intel® LAN. Intel® LAN is optimized for championship level online and LAN eSports by reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This means your CPU can be used more effectively, giving you more FPS when gaming.
    Optimize Online Gaming Traffic For Lower Latency!
    MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

    MSI GAMING LAN MANAGER
    • Automatically prioritizes games above other applications
    • Allows you to change applications' traffic priority
    • Allows you to customize bandwidth for each application
    Memory
    Unmatched Memory Performance
    MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
    • Optimal layout
    • Steel Armor
    • 100% compatibility
    • XMP LED
    Enhanced Stability With Optimized Memory Layout
    Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.
    Shield Your Memory Signal With Steel Armor
    Steel Armor protects your memory and memory slots from both physical damage and electrical overcurrent by adding extra ground points. But it also ensures a clean data signal for your memory by shielding it from electromagnetic interference (EMI), for a smooth gaming experience.
    Memory Speed Impacts Performance
    The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in gaming performance or when working with large video and photography files.
    Easy XMP LED
    The XMP LED highlights if your Extreme Memory Profile is active for the best memory speed and stability.
    Extreme Stability & Compatibility Testing
    MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
    Tunning
    Designed For Limitless Tuning
    Founded on experience and with a long history of creating the best performing motherboards packed with smart features, you can count on this motherboard to deliver the best performance under the most extreme conditions. Countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker.
    • For power users
    • For Overclocking
    For Extreme Overclocking
    OC Engine 2
    This external clock generator gives you more freedom in BCLK adjustments to achieve the maximum overclock for your setup. It also offers lower jitter & power consumption resulting in a rock solid system under extreme conditions.
    BIOS Flashback+
    Simply flash an old or new BIOS version and start overclocking within minutes. BIOS Flashback+ even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!
    V-Check Points Lite
    Multiple readout points are available to measure the exact voltages your CPU and memory are running at in real-time. You can use up to 3 multi-meters at the same time.
    For Power Users
    Premium Power Phases
    High quality components used in MSI motherboards ensure a stable and optimized power delivery for the best performance.
    Load-Line Calibration
    What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
    Digitall Power Design
    A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.
    Debug LED
    Run into trouble? The digital LED display will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
    Handy Clear Cmos Button
    Conveniently placed on the IO panel, the Clear CMOS button lets you instantly reset the BIOS if needed. Saving you the hassle of opening your case and removing the jumper
    Overvoltage Protection
    Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
    USB
    Maximize Your USB Device Performance
    Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
    • Double bandwidth USB 3.1
    • Reversible Type-C connector
    • Front USB 3.1
    • Boost your USB
    Double Bandwidth With Lightning USB 3.1 GEN2
    Using multiple USB 3.1 devices has never been faster! Featuring the Lighting ASmedia 2142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds when connecting multiple USB devices at the same time. The Lightning USB connectors are covered with gold to ensure a bitter signal and performance.
    X-Boost Your USB Performance
    When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 20% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data. This handy tool is very easy to use and automatically detects & optimizes the USB devices connected to your system.
    Super Charge Your Phone & Gaming Gear
    MSI Super Charger USB ports charge any connected device faster. It delivers more power than regular USB ports to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console.
    Front Side USB Faster Than Ever With USB 3.1
    Ready for next generation cases and perfect to use with the latest smartphones, the onboard front side USB connector now offers ultra-high speed through USB 3.1 with Type-A.
    The Best Usb Signal When Using Long Cables
    Get rid of input lag when gaming with Racing wheels or other devices using long USB cables. The special USB 3.1 re-driver chips strengthen the USB signal, enabling you to use longer USB cables without impacting performance.
    Double ESD Protection
    Never worry about damage caused by defective USB devices. The USB ports on MSI motherboards are shielded by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
    Software
    Apps To Greatly Improve Efficiency
    With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming.
    • X-Boost
    • Command Center
    • Live Update
    • RAMDisk
    X-Boost Your Storage
    This unique and exclusive software allows you to boost the performance of any storage or USB device connected to your system. Simply use X-BOOST’s Easy or Advanced mode to tune your system for up to 20% increased speeds, higher system responsiveness and faster loading of in-game levels.
    Take Command Of Your System
    MSI’s Command Center software is the perfect tool to get the most out of your motherboard. With an intuitive interface, Command Center allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance and optimize your system’s cooling features.
    Always Up-To-Date
    Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your game.
    SSD Not Fast Enough? Try MSI® Ramdisk
    MSI motherboards include RAMDisk, allowing you to create a virtual drive from your system RAM memory. Instantly load your favorite game, speed up your browser or your page file to significantly speed up your system!
    • Speed up system performance, over 25x faster than a SATA SSD
    • Speed up games, apps and browser
    • Increase SSD lifespan
    Instant System Startup With MSI Fast Boot & Go2Bios
    With the latest operating systems supporting UEFI fast booting methods, we have added a “Fast Boot” option to take full advantage of this. Simply enable “Fast Boot” either in the BIOS or with the convenient application for faster boot times.

    GO2BIOS
    Avoid having to mash your DEL/F2 button to get into the BIOS with the Go2BIOS button in the MSI Fast Boot application. Your PC will automatically go to the BIOS on the next reboot for quick. Some models even have an onboard Go2BIOS button.
    CPU-Z MSI Gaming Edition
    MSI has worked closely with the CPUID team to develop a special edition of CPU-Z featuring the famous MSI GAMING dragon. Use CPU-Z to gather key information of your system’s key components, like CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.
    Quality & Protection
    Built On Everlasting Quality
    Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible gaming and professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, high performance motherboard.
    • M.2 Shield
    • Steel Armor
    • Military Class 5
    • Gaming Certified
    M.2 Shield Delivers Best SSD Performance
    Cooling your NMVe SSD delays throttling which results in higher overall performance. Additionally, M.2 Shield protects your M.2 device and makes it look cool.
    Fortify Your System With PCI-E Steel Armor
    MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armor also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a pure gaming experience and even higher overclocking.
    Shield Your SSD With Steel Armor
    MSI Steel Armor protects your M.2 SSD and slot from physical harm. It also ensures a clean data signal between the motherboard and M.2 SSD by shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Steel Armor helps to deliver a smooth gaming experience.
    Ultimate Motherboard Protection
    We’ve made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.
    Super Stable Gaming With The Highest Quality Components
    MSI uses Military Class 5 components, which is the latest evolution of the industries’ highest quality standard. These high quality components are shielded by the best protection to make sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme gaming conditions.

    TITANIUM CHOKE
    Ti chokes run much cooler and deliver a 30% improvement in power efficiency, allowing for better overclocking and stability.

    Dark Cap
    A key ingredient in high-end motherboard designs, Dark Caps have lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and an increased lifespan of over 10 years.

    Dark Choke
    A special core design allows the Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature offering better power efficiency and stability.
    Certified For Gaming
    Each model is tweaked to deliver the best FPS for a stutter-free gaming experience. Tested in 24-hour on- and offline gaming sessions with the most popular gaming gear by the world’s best eSports players, so you can enjoy top performance and reliability in the world’s most popular games.
    BIOS
    A Gamers' BIOS
    We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance when gaming.
    • Easy/advanced mode
    • Convenient search
    • Hardware monitor
    Easy To Read, Hi-Res Bios Font
    An award-winning, high-resolution, scalable font is used to make CLICK BIOS 5 easy to read, no matter what type of screen you use. The clean design layout, together with this great font makes CLICK BIOS 5 a true next gen UEFI BIOS.
    Easy Mode For Quick Gaming Tweaks
    When you just want to get back to your game, EZ-mode presents you with basic BIOS settings and functions for some quick adjustments. If you feel like spending more time fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance, the Advanced mode is the way to go.
    Easy Search & Favorites
    Can’t find a specific BIOS setting? Don’t worry, a permanent search option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need. Want quick access to important settings? My Favorites gives easy access to selected Favorite settings, supporting up to 5 groups of Favorites.
    Hardware Monitor With Fan Control
    Hardware monitor lets you take control of your system and check your primary system vitals in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
    Make Your SSD As Fast As New With Secure Erase+
    When using an SSD, its performance will slowly decrease over time as more and more data is written onto it. This will slow down Read/Write speeds and increase access times of your SSD, making your system feel sluggish. Using an optimized formatting algorithm, Secure Erase+ lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed, making your system feel brand new!
    Easy BIOS recovery with BIOS Flashback+
    Run into trouble when updating your BIOS? Simply flash the old BIOS version back and continue gaming within minutes with BIOS Flashback+. BIOS Flashback+ even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!
    Instantly Optimize And Boost Your Performance
    CLICK BIOS 5 provides easy access to XMP memory profiles to optimize your internal memory timings and speeds for maximum stability and performance in-game. Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance using MSI Game Boost.


    1. PS/2 GAMING Device Port
    2. DisplayPort
    3. LIGHTNING USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
    4. Killer™ E2500 Gigabit LAN Port
    5. HD Audio Connectors
    6. USB 2.0 Ports
    7. Clear CMOS Button
    8. BIOS FLASHBACK+
    9. HDMI
    10. LIGHTNING USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
    11. VR Ready USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
    12. Optical S/PDIF-Out
    Specifications
    Socket 1151
    CPU (Max Support) i7
    Chipset Intel® Z270 Chipset
    DDR4 Memory 3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
    Memory Channel Dual
    DIMM Slots 4
    Max Memory (GB) 64
    PCI-Ex16 3
    PCI-E Gen Gen3
    PCI-Ex1 3
    SATAIII 6
    M.2 Slot 2
    RAID 0/1/5/10
    TPM (header) 1
    LAN 10/100/1000*1
    USB 3.1 Ports (Front) 4(Gen1, Type A)
    USB 3.1 Ports (Rear) 1(Gen2, Type A),1 (Gen2, Type C), 2(Gen1, Type A)
    USB 2.0 Ports (Front) 4
    USB 2.0 Ports (Rear) 3
    Serial ports(Front) 1
    Audio Ports (Rear) Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Display Port 1
    HDMI 1
    DirectX 12
    Form Factor ATX
    SLI Y
    CrossFire Y
    Detail
    CPU Supports 7th/6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium®
    and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151
    Chipset Intel® Z270 Chipset
    Main Memory - 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
    - 7th Gen processors support DDR4 3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/
    2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
    - 6th Gen processors support DDR4 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/
    2400(OC)/ 2133 MHz
    - Dual channel memory architecture
    - Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    - Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Slots - 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4 modes)
    - 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
    Onboard Graphics - 1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@30Hz(7th CPU),
    4096x2160@24Hz(6th CPU), 2560x1600@60Hz - 1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096X2304@24Hz,
    3840X2160@60Hz,1920X1200@60Hz
    Multi-GPU - Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
    - Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
    Storage Intel® Z270 Chipset
    - 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
    - 2 x M.2 slots (Key M)
    - Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
    - M2_1 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
    - M2_2 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
    - Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for all M.2 slots
    - 1 x U.2 port
    - Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe U.2 SSD
    - Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors
    RAID - Intel® Z270 Chipset
    - Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
    - Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 storage devices*
    USB ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel

    Intel® Z270 Chipset
    - 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports
    available through the internal USB connectors)
    - 7 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports
    available through the internal USB connectors)
    Audio - Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    - 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
    LAN 1 x KillerTM E2500 Gigabit LAN controller
    Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    - 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    - 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    - 1 x U.2 port
    - 2 x M.2 slots
    - 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
    - 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
    - 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    - 1 x 4-pin water pump fan connector
    - 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
    - 1 x Front panel audio connector
    - 2 x Front panel connectors
    - 1 x Serial port connector
    - 1 x RGB LED connector
    - 1 x TPM module connector
    - 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    - 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    - 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
    - 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
    Back Panel I/O Ports - 1 x PS/2 mouse & keyboard combo port
    - 3 x USB 2.0 ports
    - 1 x Clear CMOS button
    - 1 x DisplayPort
    - 1 x HDMI™ port
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
    - 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
    - 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
    - 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
    - 5 x OFC audio jacks
    Dimension - 12.0 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
    - ATX Form Factor
    Mounting 9 mounting holes








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