MSI Z270 PC Mate LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z270 PC Mate LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z270 PC Mate LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

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MSI Z270 PC Mate LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z270 PC Mate 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, 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA
  • Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec
  • 2-Way AMD CrossFire Compatible
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MSI Z270 overview

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The MSI Z270 PC Mate LGA1151 ATX Motherboard lets you build a Windows system that sports a 6th- or 7th-generation Intel processor and up to two dedicated graphics cards. The Z270 PC Mate features an Intel Z270 chipset and an LGA1151 socket to become compatible with Intel's Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium, and Celeron processors. It comes with four DIMM slots, which can accommodate up to 64GB of DDR4 memory chips, as well as six SATA interfaces for your 2.5" and 3.5" storage drives. You can overclock the memory chip's speed up to 3800 MHz. For faster access to your data, the Z270 PC Mate supports up to two ultra-fast SSDs with an M.2 form factor, offering you the ability to RAID these type of drives.

The Z270 PC Mate motherboard comes with a total of eight USB ports with varying speeds. For connections with keyboards and mice, two USB 2.0 ports are available. To connect with printers, scanners, and external storage drives, it offers four USB 3.0 ports, which deliver speeds of up to 5 Gb/s. With speeds of 10 Gb/s, the two onboard USB 3.1 ports are suitable for transferring large-sized files from digital cameras. Moreover, one of these two USB 3.1 ports features a reversible USB Type-C design, letting you connect your USB-C cable the first try.

MSI has outfitted this motherboard with HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA outputs to deliver detailed visuals to your monitors utilizing integrated Intel graphics. With two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots available, you can install optional graphics cards to edit videos and create 3D environments. Furthermore, three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots and one PCI slot are on board, letting you expand the motherboard's capabilities.

Aside from slots, the Z270 PC Mate motherboard is equipped with an Intel Gigabit Ethernet port along with a Realtek ALC887 audio codec chipset, which immerses you in 7.1-channel sounds through its three audio ports.

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 increase
Audio Boost rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for a Hi-Fi experience
EZ Debug LED provides an easy way to troubleshoot problems
Twin Turbo M.2 delivers speeds of up to 32 Gb/s
M.2 Genie makes setting up a RAID for M.2 SSDs easier and faster
USB 3.1 Type-C and USB 3.1 Type-A ports offer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s
Increase your USB and storage performance with the X-Boost tool
Double ESD Protection features double-layer grounding mounting holes
Military Class 5 and Guard Pro for enhanced protection and efficiency
Click BIOS 5 comes with high-resolution scalable fonts, favorites, and search functions
In the Box
MSI Z270 PC Mate LGA1151 ATX Motherboard
  • Driver & Utilities Disc
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA Cables
  • 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 
    1 x VGA 
    Audio 3 x 3.5 mm
    Ethernet / Controller 1 x Intel I219V 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
    3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
    1 x PCI
    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 None
    Diagnostics Clear CMOS
    Add-On 1 x Thunderbolt Card Header
    Legacy 1 x Parallel
    1 x Serial
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP
    Audio
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC887 (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 Infowvufbebsxfrs
    Package Weight 2.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.7 x 10.6 x 2.5"

    MSI Z270 reviews

    Z270 PC Mate LGA1151 ATX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love MSI motherboards I got this to use in my PC for school, little gaming and general usage. Love this motherboard, put a i5 6500 in it and it is a fast quiet machine. Easy to install and hook up the data connection. No video card yet but in the near future.
    Date published: 2017-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME, just stetic details Nice, just wish it didnt have any lights( it has a yellow strip which is inserted to the motherboad and really throws off my pc color coordination, but performance wise its an awesome motherboard
    Date published: 2017-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend! Nice and sleek motherboard with good features for the job. No issues whatsoever, booted up first try with fresh build. Overall good price and good motherboard.
    Date published: 2017-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Motherboard Excellent motherboard for a gaming PC.
    Date published: 2017-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10/10 Would buy again
    Date published: 2017-08-26
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