MSI B250 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI B250 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI B250 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI B250 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel B250 Chipset
  • LGA1151 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4 2400 MHz
  • 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 Technology
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MSI B250 overview

  • 1Description

MSI's B250 Gaming M3 ATX Motherboard sports an Intel B250 chipset and an LGA1151 socket, letting you build a Windows system running on a 7th-generation Intel processor. The motherboard is designed for gaming environments by offering two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for your dedicated graphics cards. It allows you install up to 64GB of DDR4 2400 MHz memory modules, via four DIMM slots, and up to six SATA-based storage drives. Additionally, you can mount up to two ultra-fast SSDs to the motherboard's M.2 slots.

For non-gaming builds, the motherboard can deliver detailed visuals using integrated Intel graphics through its HDMI and DVI-D outputs. In addition to the PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, MSI has outfitted this motherboard with four PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, enabling you to upgrade its capabilities with Wi-Fi and USB expansion cards. There's also an onboard Realtek ALC1220 audio codec chip to immerse you in sounds using your speakers or headset.

The B250 Gaming M3 motherboard comes with a total of eight USB ports with varying speeds. The two USB 2.0 ports can be used for keyboards and mice, while two USB 3.0 ports with 5 Gb/s speeds are suitable for external storage drives. With speeds of 10 Gb/s, the two remaining USB 3.1 ports are capable of quickly transferring large-sized files from digital cameras. Moreover, one of the USB 3.1 ports features a USB Type-C interface, which lets you easily connect a USB-C cable the first try. Another notable connection is a Gigabit Ethernet port for accessing a wired network reliably.

Intel B250 Chipset
The B250 chipset is designed to support Intel's 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
VR Ready
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 speeds
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
Single PCIe 3.0 x16 slot outfitted with Steel Armor design
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 B250 Gaming M3 LGA1151 ATX Motherboard
  • Driver and Utilities Disc
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA Cables
  • LED Extension Cable
  • Case Badge
  • Set of SATA Cable Labels
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    MSI B250 specs

    Chipset Intel B250
    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
    2 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
    Memory Slots 4 x 288-Pin
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400 MHz
    Maximum Capacity 64 GB
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Storage Expansionabxzcrfqtcxvvvyy
    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 None
    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
    Legacy 1 x Serial
    Front Panel I/O
    I/O Connection Headers AAFP
    Audio Codec Realtek ALC1220 (8-Channel)
    Wi-Fi None
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.8 x 10.6 x 3.2"

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