MSI Z370 Gaming M5 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z370 Gaming M5 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z370 Gaming M5 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z370 Gaming M5 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

MSI Z370 Gaming M5 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z370 Chipset
  • Socket LGA 1151
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4000 (OC)
  • 6 x SATA III, 2 x M.2
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
  • Realtek ALC1220 7.1 Channel Audio
  • Mystic Light and Mystic Light Sync
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire Support
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MSI Z370 Gaming M5 overview

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Build an 8th-generation Intel desktop system with the MSI Z370 Gaming M5 ATX Motherboard, which offers an Intel Z370 chipset and LGA 1151 socket. This ATX motherboard comes equipped with four DDR4 DIMM slots for supporting up to 64GB of memory modules, and you can overclock the memory chips to 4000 MHz speeds. For storage, it has six SATA connectors and two M.2 slots. To create a gaming system or video-editing workstation, there are three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots. Furthermore, MSI lets you enhance your components by offering a BIOS FLASHBACK+ button, Clear CMOS button, 2-digit debug LED, and overclocking software.

The MSI Z370 Gaming M5 ATX motherboard is armed with onboard LED lighting and supports user-supplied LED strips to illuminate the insides of your case with 16.7 million colors and 17 lighting effects. With three USB 2.0, two USB 3.1, and two USB 3.0 ports available, the motherboard can accommodate external storage drives, printers, and other useful USB devices. The two USB 3.1 ports transmit data at 10 Gb/s speeds, and one of the USB 3.1 ports features a convenient USB Type-C design. Other notable connections include HDMI and DisplayPort outputs as well as six audio jacks powered by a Realtek ALC1220 processor. To access the Internet reliably, Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet is on board. For more connectivity options, you can install optional PCIe cards to the motherboard's three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.

MSI Mystic Light
Customize your build with LED lighting, which can produce 16.8 million colors and 17 effects. Using the MSI Gaming App, you'll be able to swap through a variety of colors and effects to fit your style. There's also a 4-pin Mystic Light Extension RGB strip header for RGB strips and other RGB peripherals so you can add and sync LED strips. Mystic Light is also compatible with a wide range of LED-lit components such as graphics cards, CPU coolers, keyboards, and mice. 80 cm extender cable included.
This motherboard is equipped with six fan headers, which support DC or PWM modes, to offer you full fan controls. For AIO or custom liquid cooling solutions, it sports a 2A water pump PIN header. MSI also includes Total Fan Control software that allows you to take control of your fans and check the system's characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up temperature targets, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Software Included
  • Gaming Hotkey assigns functions to any key to launch your favorite games, load profiles, or overclock the CPU with the push of a single button
  • Mouse Master software and dedicated PS/2 port to enhance mouse controls
  • MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking for the CPU and memory
  • MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a video or stream while playing a game simultaneously
  • Gaming app produces an on-screen overlay on top of your game to help you keep track of CPU speeds, FPS, and temperatures
  • WTFAST provides an optimized private network for gaming
  • X-Boost optimizes SSDs to keep the system fast and maximize storage
  • M.2 Genie helps you set up a RAID array using M.2 and U.2 SSDs
  • One Click to VR sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications won't impact the virtual-reality experience
  • TriDef VR provides 2D-to-3D conversion technology and allows you to tweak your HMD to offer an optimal user experience
  • MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive applications for online games
  • X-Boost can provide up to 20% increase in USB speeds
  • MSI Command Center allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance, and optimize cooling
  • MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS, and software
  • RAMDisk creates a virtual drive from RAM
  • UEFI provides a "Fast Boot" option for faster boot times
  • Go2BIOS lets you boot into the BIOS setup screen on the next restart without pressing the DEL or F2 key
  • CPU-Z gathers key information of the CPU speed, memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version, and more
  • CLICK BIOS 5 offers sharp scalable fonts and EZ and Advanced modes as well as search and favorites features to help you configure the system's components
  • MSI 300 series motherboards support Legacy (MBR) and UEFI (GPT) boot options for compatibility with older and newer operating systems
  • Secure Erase+ uses an optimized formatting algorithm, so SSDs can operate at maximum speeds
Additional Features
  • Intel Optane Memory compatible
  • M.2 Shield helps dissipate heat coming from your M.2 SSD
  • M.2 slot delivers speeds of up to 32 Gb/s using PCIe 3.0 x4 lanes
  • M.2 Slots support NVMe drives
  • Audio Boost delivers sound through six audio jacks and is illuminated by LEDs
  • Audio Boost is powered by an EMI-shielded Realtek ALC1220 audio processor enhanced with Nahimic Sound technology
  • Separated layers in the PCB help ensure clear sound quality for both left and right audio channels
  • De-pop protection eliminates popping noise when turning your PC on or off as well as plugging or unplugging devices
  • Built-in dedicated headphone amplifier supports headphones with up to 600Ω impedance
  • Killer LAN automatically detects and prioritizes game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance
  • LAN Protect shields the motherboard from power surges
  • Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry help ensure stability and performance
  • Steel Armor shields against EMI and protects your memory and memory slots from both physical damage and electrical overcurrent by adding extra ground points
  • Onboard XMP LED highlights if Extreme Memory Profile is active
  • OC Engine 2 is an external clock generator that offers more BCLK adjustments as well as lower jitter and power consumption than other clocks
  • BIOS Flashback+ lets you flash the BIOS to a new version and even works without a CPU, memory, or graphics card installed
  • Load-Line Calibration helps the CPU's voltage remain stable under different loads
  • A digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU
  • On the IO panel, the Clear CMOS button lets you instantly reset the BIOS without opening up the case
  • Overvoltage protection prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components
  • MSI Super Charger USB ports deliver more power than standard ports to charge mobile devices quickly
  • Protective ICs prevent damage to the system's components caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices
  • PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points to prevent electromagnetic interference and damage from heavy graphics cards
  • Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes prevent Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard
  • Supports 3D-printable parts
UPC: 824142152997
In the Box
MSI Z370 Gaming M5 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
  • I/O Panel
  • SLI Bridge
  • Pack of Cables
  • MSI Badge
  • Support DVD
  • Label Kit
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    MSI Z370 Gaming M5 specs

    CPU Supports 8th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors and Intel Pentium and Celeron processors for socket LGA 1151
    Chipset Intel Z370 Chipset
    Memory 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64 GB
    Supports DDR4 4000+ (OC), 3866 (OC), 3733 (OC), 3600 (OC), 3466 (OC), 3400 (OC), 3333 (OC), 3300 (OC), 3200 (OC), 3000 (OC), 2800 (OC), 2667, 2400, 2133 MHz Memory
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Expansion Slots 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4 modes)
    3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
    Graphics 1 x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz, 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz, 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Supports 3-Way AMD CrossFire Technology
    Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology
    Audio Realtek ALC1220 Codec
    Internal I/O Ports 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x M.2 slot supports 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices
    1 x M.2 slot supports 2242/2260/2280 storage devices
    2 x USB 3.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports)
    2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
    1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    1 x 4-pin water pump fan connector
    4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
    1 x Front panel audio connector
    2 x Front panel connectors
    1 x RGB LED connector
    1 x TPM module connector
    1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
    1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
    1 x LED power input connector
    Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 mouse/keyboard combo port
    1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ port
    1 x Clear CMOS button
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI port
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port
    1 x USB 3.1 Type-C port
    3 x USB 2.0 ports
    2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
    1 x Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet port
    1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
    5 x OFC audio jacks
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12 x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 10.6 x 3.2"

    MSI Z370 Gaming M5 reviews

    Z370 Gaming M5 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Buy MSI. I Use MSI. I Buy MSI Again. I've been using the MSI Gaming M5 motherboards for my last two builds. I had the Z170 earlier and would have kept it except for the fact that I needed the Z370 chipset for the Core i7-8700K. In my opinion: These boards are stylish, have the latest specs and features, good build quality, and work as advertised. I used my Z170 for nearly three years and I plan to use the Z370 for years to come. When it's time to upgrade, I'll be looking for the current M5 equivalent first.
    Date published: 2018-03-28
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