With a unique look and feel, packed with exclusive gaming features, MSI ENTHUSIAST GAMING motherboards offer the best possible gaming experience.
• 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
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 288-pin , 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x0, x4 or x8, x8, x4 modes) , 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , SATA-600 / PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 , PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x U.2
Intel Smart Response Technology
1 x HDMI , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 , 3 x USB 2.0 , 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 , 1 x USB-C Gen2 , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x DisplayPort
4 x USB 2.0 - header , 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 - header , 1 x serial - header , 1 x audio - header
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector
MSI have really put thought into the layout of connectors on motherboard, with beautiful matt black finish with a neat looking MSI Dragon. Manual easy to follow, not that I needed it much. Bios also easy to configure with my i5 6600k CPU, which I overclocked to 4.4. Lots of space for my CPU heat sink and fan. Great feature is the Killer E2500 Ethernet port with great bundled software. Amazing sound quality from the new Realtek ALC1220 audio codec and gold plated audio jacks. I love the mystic light sync features you can control RGB lighting on the motherboard. Overall I have nothing to complain about has given me no issues and very stable.
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MSI Gaming M5 Z270 board. Good Solid Gaming Board
A fantastic gaming board! All the functions you require, with plenty of options for additional fans, and water pump. Great looking with nice onboard lighting, and an onboard temp. display.
If I had any negatives, it would be that the software came on a CD, it would have been good to have it on an USB stick, as with this new build I've decided not to have an optical drive. (I had to copy it on my old machine).
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