MSI Z270 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z270 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z270 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z270 Chipset
  • LGA1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-3800 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III, 2 x M.2
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • HDMI and DVI-D
  • Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec
  • AMD CrossFire Compatible
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MSI Z270 overview

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The MSI Z270 Gaming M3 ATX Motherboard sports an LGA1151 socket and an Intel Z270 chipset to support 6th- and 7th-generation Intel processors as well as provide six PCIe 3.0 slots and two M.2 slots. This motherboard lets you build a computer with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM that you can overclock to speeds of up to 3800 MHz. For long-term memory needs, six SATA-based 2.5"/3.5" storage drives and two ultra-fast M.2 SSDs can be installed. In addition, the Z270 Gaming M3 comes with two USB 3.1 ports with 10 Gb/s speeds for transferring data quickly to external drives. Moreover, one of these ports features a USB Type-C design that lets you connect a USB-C cable the first try.

The MSI Z270 Gaming M3 motherboard features an ATX form factor to offer two PCIe 3.0 x16 and four PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. You can create a gaming system with optional dedicated graphics cards installed in these available PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and link them with AMD Crossfire technology. For everyday builds, the motherboard can deliver detailed visuals through the HDMI and DVI-D outputs by utilizing integrated Intel graphics. To complete the multimedia experience, a Realtek ALC1220 audio codec chipset is on board for immersing you in 7.1-channel sounds. Aside from audio, the Gaming M3 is outfitted with two USB 2.0 and four USB 3.0 ports as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port for networking.

Intel Z270 Chipset
The Z270 chipset is designed to support Intel's 6th and 7th-generation of processors.
Intel LGA1151 Socket
This motherboard supports Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package. These processors come with integrated graphics, memory, and PCI-Express controllers to deliver onboard graphics, dual-channel DDR4 memory support, and PCI Express 3.0 lanes for graphics performance.

Additional Features

DDR4 Boost gives your DDR4 memory modules a performance boost
VR ready and VR Boost allow you to game in VR without latency while reducing motion sickness
Mystic Light Sync manages other RGB solutions connected to your gaming rig with one click
Twin Turbo M.2 with Steel Armor
Lightning USB 3.1 with 10 Gb/s
Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2 rewards your ears with studio grade quality sound for an immersive gaming experience
Power by Killer technology, the Gigabit Ethernet port produces low latency and offers bandwidth management
Military Class 5 and Guard Pro for enhanced protection and efficiency
Steel Armor PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, and Xsplit Gamecaster included
EZ Debug LED provides an easy way to troubleshoot problems
Click BIOS 5 comes with high-resolution scalable fonts, favorites, and search functions
In the Box
MSI Z270 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard
  • Driver and Utilities Disc
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA Cables
  • 2.6' LED Extension Cable
  • Case Badge
  • Set of SATA Cable Labels
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    MSI Z270 specs

    CPU
    Chipset Intel Z270
    CPU Socket LGA 1151
    Back Panel I/O
    USB 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI 
    1 x DVI-D 
    Audio 5 x 3.5 mm
    1 x S/PDIF
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x Killer E2500 Gigabit
    PS/2 1 x Combo
    Legacy Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Wi-Fi Antenna Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Buttons Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Memory
    Memory Slots 4 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3600, 3800 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 64 GB
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Storage Expansion
    SATA 6 x SATA III
    M.2 1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
    1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
    U.2 None
    RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
    RAID 0, 1 (M.2)
    Internal I/O
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16
    4 x PCIe 3.0 x1
    USB 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Ports)
    Multi-GPU Support 2-Way AMD CrossFireX
    Air Cooling 1 x 4-Pin CPU
    4 x 4-Pin System
    Liquid Cooling 1 x 4-Pin Pump
    Power Connectors 1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
    1 x 8-Pin CPU
    Security Chassis Intrusion, TPM Module
    LED Header 1 x Single Color
    Diagnostics Clear CMOS
    Add-On Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Legacy 1 x Serial
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP
    Audio
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC1220 (8-Channel)
    Wireless
    Bluetooth Version Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Wi-Fi None
    Module Support Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Infofuuyvwfvwddwbwezydsxbxtbcsvbdf
    Package Weight 3.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 10.7 x 3.4"

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    Z270 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome does what i need. leds are cool also. easy and quick to overclock.
    Date published: 2017-03-25
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