Built with a USB 3.1 controller, the Z170 Krait Gaming 3X LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from MSI is designed to fit in cases that support an ATX form factor. This 12.0 x 9.25" motherboard supports 6th Gen Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, and the Intel Z170 chipset. The supported operating systems is Microsoft Windows and this motherboard has been optimized for Windows 10.
The ATX form factor of the Z170 Krait Gaming has four DIMM slots that are able to support up to 64GB of non-ECC and unbuffered dual-channel memory, as well as Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. While select RDIMM modules are supported, they will operate in non-ECC mode. The supported memory speeds are 3600 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2600 (OC), 2400, and 2133 MHz. There are also a total of six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, one SATA Express port, and one M.2 slot. Additionally, there are three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and four PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. USB 3.1 connectivity is integrated with one Type-C port and one Type-A port, both of which are on the back panel. The back panel also has two USB 3.0 ports and internally, there are four USB 3.0 ports available through the internal connector. Additionally, USB 2.0 connectivity is provided using four ports on the back panel and four ports that are available through the internal connectors. Using the Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition audio codec, this motherboard can support 8-channel (7 speakers + 1 subwoofer) HD audio.
The Z170 Krait Gaming supports multi-GPUs under using AMD CrossFire technology and NVIDIA SLI technology. MSI has also designed this motherboard with features such as Game Boost, Gaming Hotkeys, ESD protection, EZ Debug LED diagnostics, Military Class 5 components, Click BIOS 5, a gaming device port, streaming software, Dragon Eye, CPU-Z, a RAMDisk, and more. Included with this motherboard is a two month license to WTFast. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.