59 MSI Z270 Gaming M5

MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Motherboard

SKU: Z270 GAMING M5

MSI Z270 GAMING M5 motherboard supports 7th Intel processors, DDR4-3800+ Memory, providing best virtual reality game experience without latency

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CPUSupports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors and Intel Pentium and Celeron processors for Socket LGA 1151
ChipsetIntel Z270 Chipset
Memory
  • 4x DDR4 memory slots support up to 64GB
    • 7th Gen processors support DDR4 3800 (OC)/3600 (OC)/ 2800 (OC)/ 2600 (OC)/ 2400 (OC) 2133MHz
    • 6th Gen processors Support DDR4 3800 (OC)/3600 (OC)/ 2800 (OC)/ 2600 (OC)/ 2400 (OC) 2133MHz
  • Dual-Channel memory architecture
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Expansion Slots
  • 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4, x8/x8.x4 modes)
  • 3x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
Onboard Graphics
  • 1x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz (7th CPU), 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz (6th CPU), 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
  • 1x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2340 @ 24Hz, 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz, 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
Multi-GPU
  • Supports two-way Nvidia SLI
  • Supports three-way AMD Crossfire
StorageIntel Z270 Chipset:

  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
  • 2x M.2 Slots (Key M)
    • Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
    • M2_1 slot supports 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices
    • M2_2 slot supports 2242/2260/2280 storage devices
    • Intel Optane Memory Ready for all M.2 slots
  • 1x U.2 port**
    • Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe U.2 SSD
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
RAIDIntel Z270 Chipset:

  • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 for SATA storage drivers
  • Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 storage devices
USB
  • ASMedia ASM2141 Chipset:
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel
  • Intel Z270 Chipset:
    • 6x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
    • 7x USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB) ports (3 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 poorts available through the internal USB connectors)
Audio
  • Realtek ALC 1120 Codec
  • 7.1 Channel High Definition audio
LAN1X Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN controller
Back Panel Connectors
  • 1x PS/2 mouse and keyboard combo port
  • 3x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1x BIOS flashback+ port
  • 1x clear CMOS button
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 1x LAN port
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports
  • 1x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
  • 5x OFC audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1x 8-[in ATX 12v power connector
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1x U.2 port
  • 2x M.2 slots
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
  • 2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
  • 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
  • 4x 4-pin system fan connectors
  • 1x front panel audio connector
  • 2x front panel connectors
  • 1x serial port connector
  • 1x TPM module connector
  • 1x Chassis intrusion connector
  • 1x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
  • 1x 2-digit Debug Code LED
I/O ControllerNUVOTON NCT6795 Controller Chip
Hardware Monitor
  • CPU/System temperature detection
  • CPU/System fan speed detection
  • CPU/System fan speed control
Form Factor
  • ATX Form Factor
  • 12.0 in. X 9.6 in.
BIOS Features
  • 1x 128Mb Flash
  • UEFI AMI BIOS
  • ACPI 5.0, PnP 1.0a, SM BIOS 2.8
  • Multi-Language
Software
  • Drivers
  • SUPER CHARGER
  • FAST BOOT
  • COMMAND CENTER
  • LIVE UPDATE 6
  • MSI SMART TOOL
  • DRAGON EYE
  • GAMING APP
  • X-BOOST
  • RAMDISK
  • KILLER CONTROL CENTER
  • NAHIMIC AUDIO
  • xSplit Game Caster V2
  • SteelSeries Engine 3
  • CPU-Z MSI Gaming
  • Intel XTU
  • Norton Internet Security
  • Google Chrome, Toolbar, Drive
Special Features
  • Audio Boost 4
  • Nahimic 2
  • GAMING LAN with Killer
  • WTFast
  • Turbo U.2
  • Optane Ready
  • Twin Turbo M.2
  • M.2 Genie
  • Mystic Light Extension (RGB)
  • DDR4 Shield
  • M.2 Shield
  • PCI-e Steel Armour
  • U.2 Steel Armour
  • M.2 Steel Armour
  • Golden A+C
  • VR Cover
  • Multi-GPU SLI
  • Multi-GPU CF
  • DDR4 Boost 2
  • GAME Boost
  • OC Engine
  • Lightning USB
  • X-Boost
  • Military-Class 5
  • 7000+ Quality Test
  • VR Boost
  • VR Ready
  • Dragon Eye
  • Xsplit
  • RAMDisk
  • Click BIOS 5
  • BIOS Flashback+
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You have to wonder if MSI would be able to make a similar motherboard with the H270 platform. Even with a single M2 slot, that’s going to be a good option to look at.  But if you’re shopping for Z270 chipset motherboards, you can shortlist this.

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