MSI B150M Grenade LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

MSI B150M Grenade LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

MSI B150M Grenade LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

MSI B150M Grenade LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

MSI B150M Grenade LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel B150 Chipset
  • LGA 1151 Socket
  • 2 x Dual-Channel DDR4-2133
  • 4 x SATA III & 1 x M.2
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
  • Realtek ALC887 7.1-Channel Audio Codec
  • Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN Controller
  • USB 3.0 Type-A & Type-C
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MSI B150M overview

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Covered in full black camouflage with LED ambient lights and packed with gaming features, the B150M Grenade LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard from MSI is designed to fit in cases that support a micro-ATX form factor. This 9.6 x 8.1" motherboard belongs to MSI's Arsenal GAMING series and supports Intel 6th Generation Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, and the Intel B150 chipset.

The micro-ATX form factor of the B150M Grenade has two DIMM slots that are able to support up to 32GB of dual-channel memory, plus Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speed is 2133 MHz. There are also a total of four SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and one M.2 slot that supports PCIe and SATA III 2242, 2260, and 2280 storage device. Additionally, there is one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x16 mode) and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. USB 3.0 connectivity is integrated with one Type-A port and one Type-C port on the back panel, with two more ports available through the internal USB connector. There are also four USB 2.0 Type-A ports on the back panel, with an additional two ports available through the internal USB connector. Using the Realtek ALC887 audio codec, this motherboard can support 7.1-channel (7 speakers + 1 subwoofer) HD audio, and network connectivity is achieved using Intel's I219-V Gigabit LAN controller.

Graphically, the B150M Grenade has one HDMI port, one DVI-D port, and one VGA port. The HDMI port supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz or 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, the DVI-D port supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, and the VGA supports a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 @ 50 Hz, 2048 x 1280 @ 60 Hz, or 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz.

The B150M Grenade LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard has been designed with features such as Audio Boost, Gaming LEDs, Steel Armor reinforced PCIe slots, CPU overvoltage protection, Military Class 4 components, humidity protection, high temperature protection, circuit protection, ESD protection, EMI protection, an unlimited RAMDisk, a gaming device port, and more. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

Memory Performance and Stability
With traditional memory design, the memory signals are often distorted by electromagnetic signals from other components, making the system perform slower or become unstable. MSI introduces DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.
Low Latency
MSI Gaming LAN features carefully selected components to help ensure an online gaming experience without lag.
Gaming Optimized Bandwidth Management
Dedicated to providing an online gaming experience with optimized traffic prioritization and low latency, MSI's Gaming LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games. It also allows you to change applications' traffic priority and customize the bandwidth for each application.
Gaming LED Effect
The Arsenal GAMING Series motherboards come with LEDs on the back of the motherboard to let you fully enjoy the gaming side of things.
Audio Boost
With Audio Boost, MSI delivers high sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal clear sound and music through 6-channel audio or high impendence headphones.
Isolated Audio PCB with LED Line
Audio Boost acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a clearer audio signal.
Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors
Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with strong acoustics and realism.
Separated Audio Layers
Equal sound quality for left & right channel audio through the use of separated layers in the PCB.
Anti-Popcorn Noise
Audio Boost protects your ears against annoying loud popping sounds when you plug devices in or out or turn your PC on/off.
5.1 Audio Jacks / 7.1 via Front
With high quality audio connectors, you get great signal output with less chance of distortion.
Front Dedicated Headphone Out
Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality amplified sound.
Gaming Hotkey
Gaming Hotkey enables more functionality using your own keyboard. Simply assign functions to any key to launch your favorite games and load profiles with the push of a single button.
Total Freedom, Maximum Ease
Easily program your most used commands to be executed with a single keystroke. You are free to choose any key you want.
5 Gb/s USB 3.0
Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over a convenient USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector can be inserted right-side up or upside down.
Dual Front USB 3.0
With a USB 3.0 front pin header, available on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 2 USB 3.0 devices directly to the front of your PC's chassis. This way, you can easily enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB ports on the rear.
Double ESD Protection
The front USB 3.0 ports on MSI motherboards are protected by a set of protective ICs to help prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
Delivering speeds up to 32 Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over five times faster than a regular SATA III 6 Gb/s connection. Enjoy fast system boot ups and swift loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards. 2242, 2260, and 2280 storage devices are supported.
STEEL Armor: Reinforced PCI Express Slot
With the increased size and weight of modern high end graphics cards, traditional PCI Express slots often show signs of bending or even breaking. MSI's STEEL Armor strengthened PCI Express slots using more solder points to make sure you never have to worry about breaking off any of the slots.
Enhanced CPU Overvoltage Protection
Onboard overcurrent protection helps prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage of the CPU and other components. A warning message lets you know that overcurrent protection is activated for easier troubleshooting.
EZ Debug LED
MSI's EZ Debug LED is an easy troubleshooting tool built with four LEDs to indicate to CPU / Memory / VGA / Boot operation every time you boot up your system.
SteelSeries Certified
Enthusiast gaming gear brand SteelSeries has officially approved MSI Gaming motherboards as 'SteelSeries Certified (SSC).' This certification is based on the performance demands and stability of MSI Gaming motherboards and SteelSeries products. Your SteelSeries headset, mouse, and other top quality gaming gear works well with MSI Gaming motherboards.
Gaming Certified
MSI Gaming motherboards are tested in their gaming lab, Internet cafes, and together with the eSports players to make sure you get top performance and reliability in the world's most popular games. Through 24-hour on- and offline game testing, MSI ensures the onboard network configuration, audio reception, and fps performance are tested and tuned for you to enjoy your gameplay experience.
Military Class 4 Components
Military Class 4 includes Titanium Choke and Dark CAP to help ensure that your PC runs stable under extreme gaming conditions.
Dark Choke
Dark Choke uses a special core design and runs at a lower temperature with higher capacity and improved power efficiency and stability.
Solid CAP
With their aluminum core design and Japanese made quality, Solid CAPs are made for high-end design motherboards. Not only do Solid CAPs provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but they also work firmly for at least 10 years.
Humidity Protection
Reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament." Untreated PCB's can have 10x higher failure rate.
High Temperature Protection
All key components used in MSI motherboards have all passed military testing, ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments.
Circuit Protection
Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers, and shielding result in improved circuit protection for MSI Gaming motherboards.
ESD Protection
Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.
EMI Protection
All MSI motherboards comply with strict American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of electromagnetic interference.
Intel Small Business Advantage
Intel SBA is a customizable solution that helps improve small businesses data security, maximizes employee productivity, and boosts overall office computers' performance. A simple and intuitive interface offers hardware-based security and improves productivity - with software monitoring, health center, data backup and restore, USB blocker, screen sharing, file sharing, and chatting.
Click BIOS
This next generation UEFI BIOS is completely rebuilt and features a plethora of system builders' favorite options. From M-Flash for easy BIOS flashing to advanced data protection & system security, CLICK BIOS hands you the tools to fully protect and optimize your system. By reducing the use of graphics in the UEFI shell, it boots faster, reacts faster and adds a smooth experience when changing settings. Smart categorizing of functions and settings make this a user-friendly BIOS.
Gaming Device Port
MSI's Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize their speed. You can customize your mouse's dpi to change accuracy and program macro combinations using the easy to use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.
WTFast is the Gamers Private Network, like a global automated army of IT specialists all working together to optimize your game connection from end to end. WTFast reports rich connection stats for your online game, so you can see exactly what is happening with your game connection.
Your Game, Your Stream, Your Fame
XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more. It's simple, easy to use, and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family, or the world.
OBS Streaming Software
Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a popular open source software for video recording and live streaming. Show your friends your gaming progress live.
Outperform your competition with the MSI GAMING App, which allows control of your graphics card's boost. Simply select your preferred mode with the click of a button - Silent, Gaming, or OC. There is also on-screen speed and temperatures, a real-time GPU core monitor, DRAM frequency, CPU & GPU temperatures, and more, in game or in other fullscreen applications.
MSI Dragon Eye
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. With a few hotkeys you can start/pause your video or set the volume.
MSI has worked closely with CPUID to develop this special edition of CPU-Z featuring the MSI Gaming dragon. Use CPU-Z to gather key information on the main devices of your system, such as your CPU speed, memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version, and much more.
Get an unlimited RAMDisk for free with MSI Gaming motherboards. RAMDisk allows you to create a virtual drive from your system memory, enabling speeds up to 25x faster than a modern SSD. You can load complete games, speed up your browser or your page file, significantly increasing system performance. You even increase your SSD's lifespan by using RAMDisk as it reduces unnecessary read and write operations to your SSD.
In the Box
MSI B150M Grenade LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    MSI B150M specs

    CPU Supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors for the LGA 1151 socket
    Chipset Intel B150 chipset
    Memory 2 x DDR4 memory slots, supports up to 32 GB
    - Supports DDR4 2133 MHz
    Dual-channel memory architecture
    Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Slots - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (supports x16 mode)
    - 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
    Onboard Graphics - 1 x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz or 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - 1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - 1 x VGA port, supports a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 @ 50 Hz, 2048 x 1280 @ 60 Hz, and 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Storage Intel B150 Chipset
    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 slot (Key M)
    - Supports up to PCI 3.0 x4 and SATA III 6 Gb/s
    - Supports 2242, 2260, and 2280 storage devices
    * The SATA4 port will be unavailable when installing the M.2 SATA module in the M.2 slot
    USB Intel B150 Chipset
    - 4 x 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports (two ports on the back panel - one Type-A & one Type-C, and two ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connectors)
    - 6 x USB 2.0 ports (four on the back panel, two available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
    Audio Realtek ALC887 Codec
    - 7.1-channel HD audio
    LAN 1 x Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
    Back Panel I/O Ports - 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    - 3 x audio jacks
    Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    - 1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    - 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    - 2 x 4-pin system fan connectors
    - 1 x Front panel audio connector
    - 2 x System panel connectors
    - 1 x TPM module connector
    - 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    - 1 x Serial port connector
    - 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    Mounting Six mounting holes
    Dimensions - 9.6 x 8.1" / 24.4 x 20.6 cm
    - Micro-ATX form factor
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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