Overview

 MB Windows 10 compatibility list

  • Supports 7th / 6th Gen IntelCore / Pentium/ Celeronprocessors 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 &MD 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

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MASTER THE GAME

With a unique look and feel, packed with exclusive gaming features, MSI ENTHUSIAST GAMING motherboards offer the best possible gaming experience.

MASTER LEVEL GAMING

  1. GAMING Device Port
  2. Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
  3. VR Boost
  4. KillerĀ® 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 IntelĀ® 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!

  • 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.

GET STARTED WITH MYSTIC LIGHT

To use Mystic Light, download the latest version of the MSI Gaming App below. For remote control of Mystic Light, simply download the latest version of the Mystic Light App for your smartphone from the Google Play Store or the App Store.

SMARTPHONE &C 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!

MysticLight_control

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 &ilent system. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.

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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.

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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.

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OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING

Designed to support the most popular All-In-One &ustom 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

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GAMING FEATURES | YOUR IN-GAME ADVANTAGE

Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware &oftware 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. Youre free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely.

  • GAMING HOTKEY - Simply assign functions to any key whether to launch your favorite games, load profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless!
  • User-friendly, easy-to-use application
  • Launch your favorite game with a single button

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.

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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!

multiGPU

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

INTEL OPTANE READY

This new technological marvel brings game-changing performance to memory and storage devices. Allow Optane caching to boost your storage devices for an even faster system!

OPTANEVirtual Surround

VIRTUAL SURROUND

Sound Tracker

SOUND TRACKER

Smart Loudness

SMART LOUDNESS

Voice Clarity

VOICE CLARITY

Bass Boost

BASS BOOST

Voice Shaper

VOICE SHAPER

Sound Tracker ingame

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 &ameplay. 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.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN WITH LED BORDER

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 &IGHT CHANNELS

RGB LED border

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.

DEDICATED HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PROCESSOR

Audio Boost processor

Audio Boost is powered by an EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.

NEXT-GEN HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PROCESSOR

Audio Boost 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 &ecording (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 600O 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.

Audio Boost ohm chart

CHEMI-CON AUDIO CAPACITORS FOR A WARMER SOUND

Chemi-Con Audio capacitors

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.

Surround sound

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.

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GAMING PERFORMANCE WHILE MULTITASKING | Tested with Overwatch with BitTorrent download

NETWORKING PERFORMANCE | Netperf round trip packet test

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.

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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.

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EASY XMP LED

ddr4XMP

The XMP LED highlights if your Extreme Memory Profile is active for the best memory speed and stability.

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Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.)[Enabled]DDR4 3603MHz 17-18-18-38 1.350V

EXTREME STABILITY &OMPATIBILITY 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.

TUNING | 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

Premium power phases

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.

Premium power phases

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!

Premium power phases

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

Premium Power Chassis

High quality components used in MSI motherboards ensure a stable and optimized power delivery for the best performance.

Premium power phases

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.

Premium power phases

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.

Premium power phases

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.

Premium power phases

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.

Premium power phases

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.

FASTER PERFORMANCE WHEN USING ONE USB DEVICE

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TYPE-C REVERSIBLE CONNECTOR FOR NEXT-GEN USB

Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible USB connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.

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 &ptimizes the USB devices connected to your system.

SUPER CHARGE YOUR PHONE &AMING 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.

super-charger

SUPER CHARGE YOUR PHONE &AMING GEAR

super-charger

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-BOOSTs 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

MSIs 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 systems 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 &O2BIOS

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 systems key components, like CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.

QUALITY &ROTECTION | 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

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.

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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.

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M.2 STEEL ARMOR

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DDR4 STEEL ARMOR

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U.2 STEEL ARMOR

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.

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DOUBLE ESD PROTECTION - BEST

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SINGLE ESD PROTECTION - AVERAGE

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SEMI ESD PROTECTION - POOR

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.

MC5

TitaniumChoke

Titanium Choke

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

DarkCap

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.

DarkChoke

Dark Choke

  • A special core design allows the Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature offering better power efficiency and stability.
Humidity

HUMIDITY PROTECTION

TEMPERATURE x

TEMPERATURE PROTECTION

Circuit

CIRCUIT PROTECTION

ESD

ESD PROTECTION

EMI

EMI PROTECTION

 

 

 

 

 

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 worlds best eSports players, so you can enjoy top performance and reliability in the worlds 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.

Others

Low res, non-scalable

CLICK BIOS 5

Sharp, hi-res, scalable design

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 systems performance, the Advanced mode is the way to go.

EASY SEARCH &AVORITES

Cant find a specific BIOS setting? Dont 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.

*The formal interface will vary by model.

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!

Step 1 - No CPU/DDR/VGA required

Step 2 - Connect power

Step 3 - Insert dongle with BIOS file

Step 4 - Use Flashback hotkey/button

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.

*Results may vary according to your platform, model and cooling.

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

DisplayPort

1

HDMI

1

DirectX

12

Form Factor

ATX

SLI

Y

CrossFire

Y

Details

CPU

Supports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel Pentium and
Celeron processors for Socket LGA1151

* This function will be supported depend on the CPU.

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)

* Please refer to www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.

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 [email protected](7th CPU),
[email protected](6th CPU), [email protected]

1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of [email protected], [email protected],[email protected]

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

* The SATA1/ SATA5 port will be unavailable when an M.2 SATA SSD module
has been installed in the M.2_1/ M.2_2 slot. The SATA5 and SATA 6 ports will
be unavailable when M.2 PCIe SSD module has been installed in the M.2_2 slot.
Please refer to page 33 for M.2 &ATA combination table.

** The U.2 port will be unavailable when an PCIe expansion card has
been installed in PCI_E6 slot.

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*

* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with M.2 GENIE. Please refer to
page 51 for details about M.2 GENIE.

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 &eyboard combo port

- 3 x USB 2.0 ports

   *1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ port

- 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

 Z270 GAMING M5 back IO

  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

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