Built with a USB 3.1 controller and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, the Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard from MSI is designed to fit in cases that support an ATX form factor. This 12.0 x 9.6" motherboard supports Intel 6th Generation Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, and the Intel Z170 chipset.
The ATX form factor of the Z170 Gaming Pro Carbon has four DIMM slots that are able to support up to 64GB of dual-channel ECC and unbuffered memory, as well ECC UDIMM modules (in non-ECC mode), plus Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speeds are 3466 (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 (two reserved for the SATA Express port), one SATA Express port, and one M.2 slot. Additionally, there are three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4 modes) 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 four USB 2.0 ports, while internally there are two USB 3.0 connectors that support an addition four USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 connectors that support an additional four USB 2.0 ports. Using the Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, this motherboard can support 7.1-channel (7 speakers + 1 subwoofer) HD audio.
The X99A Gaming Pro Carbon supports multi-GPUs using 3-Way AMD CrossFire technology and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI technology. MSI has also designed this motherboard with features such as Intel i219 LAN, Audio Boost 3, ESD protection, Military Class 5 components, an unlimited RAMDisk, a gaming device port, and more. Included with this motherboard are necessary cables and connectors, an I/O shield, and I/O panel port labels. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.