MSI H170 GAMING M3 Review & Specifications

MSI H170 GAMING M3 Socket 1151 H170 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 Type-A

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MASTER THE GAME

To master the game you need a masterful system. The MSI Enthusiast GAMING motherboards are honored with the suffix “M for Master” to cite its truly outstanding design, ready to guide you to the next level in gaming

Specs Overview

Model H170 GAMING M3
Series MSI Gaming
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel H170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset 1 x Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN controller
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 1
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly

86

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CPU

• Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core® i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151
* Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
 


Chipset

• Intel® H170 Chipset
 


Main Memory

• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
- Supports DDR4 2133 MHz*
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports ECC, un-buffered memory
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs
 


Slots

• 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots*
• 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
• 3 x PCI slots
* The PCI_E4 slot will only run PCIe 3.0 x1 speed when the PCI_E1 or PCI_E3 slot is installed a device.
 

 
Onboard Graphics


• 1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz
• 1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
 

 
Multi-GPU


• Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
 


Storage
Intel® H170 Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
• 1 x M.2 slot
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s standards, 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length M.2 SSD cards
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Mini-SAS SSD with Turbo U.2 Host Card (optional)*

* The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.
** SATAe port is backward compatible with SATA.
 


USB

• Intel® H170 Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connector)
- 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors) 
 


Audio

• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
 

 
LAN 

• 1 x Killer™ E2400 Gigabit LAN controller
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 1 x SATAe connector
- 1 x USB 2.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
- 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Parallel port connector
- 1 x Slow mode switch
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse port
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports 
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x HDMI™ port
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks
 


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications. 
- 1x 128 Mb flash
- UEFI AMI BIOS
- ACPI 5.0, PnP 1.0a, SM BIOS 2.8
- Multi-language


Dimension

• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.4 cm x 24.4 cm)
• ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes

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