The MSI Z270 SLI Plus LGA1151 ATX Motherboard is designed for gaming builds by featuring three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and two of these slots feature reinforced steel plating. The Z270 SLI Plus comes with an Intel Z270 chipset and LGA1151 socket to support Intel's 6th- and 7th-generation processors. It can accommodate up to 64GB of DDR4 memory modules as well as six SATA-based storage drives. For quick access to your data, two M.2 slots are on board, letting you install two PCIe-based SSDs and enhance them with RAID capabilities. When compared to the Z270 SLI version, this Z270 SLI Plus model covers more internal components with a Steel Armor design, such as the M.2 and RAM slots as well as heatsinks.
For gaming builds, you can install up to three graphics cards and link them utilizing AMD Crossfire or NVIDIA SLI technologies. Having the graphics cards linked allows the system to deliver a stutter-free gaming experience with ultra details enabled. There are also three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots for installing Wi-Fi, USB expansion, and other types of PCI cards.
On the rear panel, the motherboard is outfitted with Gigabit Ethernet, PS/2, HDMI, and DVI-D connections. For connecting USB devices, it comes equipped with two USB 2.0, four USB 3.0, and two USB 3.1 ports. In addition, each of the USB 3.1 ports transmits data at up to 10 Gb/s speeds, and one of them feature a USB Type-C interface so you can connect a USB-C cable on the first try. Other notable connections include six audio jacks that output 7.1-channel sounds via a Realtek ALC1220 processor.