Built as a multi-tasking powerhouse for demanding productivity applications for use by professionals, the C236A Workstation 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 Xeon E3-1200 v5 series processors, as well as Core i3, Pentium and Celeron processors with the LGA 1151 socket and the Intel C236 chipset.
The ATX form factor of the C236A Workstation has four DIMM slots that are able to support up to 64GB of dual-channel unbuffered ECC memory, plus Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speed is 2133 MHz and there are also a total of six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports and one M.2 slot. Additionally, there are three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots that support x16/x0/x4 and x4/x8/x4 modes, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. There is one 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Type-C port, six 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports, and two 480 Mb/s USB 2.0 ports on the back panel, while internally, there are another four USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports available through the internal USB connectors. Using the Realtek ALC1150 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 C236A Workstation has integrated multi-GPU support for 3-way AMD CrossFire technology and 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology. It is equipped with one HDMI port that supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz or 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, one DVI-D port that supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, and one VGA port that supports a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 @ 50 Hz, 2048 x 1280 @ 60 Hz, or 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz.
The C236A Workstation LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard has been designed with features such as CLICK BIOS 5, 10GbE connectivity, M-Cloud, Audio Boost, Total Fan Control, reinforced PCIe slots, CPU overvoltage protection, Military Class 4 components, humidity protection, high temperature protection, circuit protection, ESD protection, EMI protection, and more. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.