MSI H170A PC Mate Review & Specifications

MSI H170A PC Mate LGA1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 ATX

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LGA1151
Chipset: Intel H170
Memory: 4x DDR4-2133 Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Unbuffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
Slots: 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (run at x16 or x16/x4), 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots, 2x PCI Slots
Multi-Graphics: Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports (2-ports reserved for SATA Express Port), Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 1x SATA Express Ports (PCI-Express 3.0 x2)
Form Factor: ATX, 12.0 x 8.9 inch / 30.4 x 22.5 cm

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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
- ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Please refer to Compatibility reports for more information of compatible memory.
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs
* DDR4 2133 MHz and higher memory modules will only run at maximum of DDR4 2133 MHz on XMP mode due to Intel® chipset limitation
 


Slots

• 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16, x16/ x4 modes)
• 3x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
• 2 x PCI slots
 


Onboard Graphics

• 1 x HDMI™ ports, support a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz
- Support for HDMI™ 1.4 version.
• 1 x DVI-D port, support a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
• 1 x VGA port, support a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
 


Multi-GPU

• Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
 


On-Board SATA

• Intel® H170 Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports* (2 ports reserved for SATA Express port)
• 1 x M.2 Key M Socket supports type 2280/2260/2242 storage devices in both PCIE Gen3 x4 & SATA mode*
- 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** 
• 1 x SATAe port (PCIe 3.0 x2)***
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors.

* SATA1~2 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 SATA interface module in M.2 slot. SATA3~4 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 PCIe interface module in M.2 slot.
** The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.
*** SATAe port is backward compatible with SATA.


RAID

• Intel® H170 Chipset
- Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
 


USB

• ASMedia® ASM1142 Chipset
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports on the back panel

• 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 3.1 Gen1 connector)
- 4 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
 


Audio

• Realtek® ALC887 Codec
• 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
 


LAN

• 1 x Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN controller
 


Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 mouse port
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
- 1 x VGA port
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x HDMI™ port
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
- 3 x audio jacks
 


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 (2 ports reserved for SATA Express port)
- 1 x SATAe connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 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 Serial port connector
- 1 x Parallel port connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
 


Dimension

• 12 in. x 8.9 in. (30.4 cm x 22.5 cm) ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 6 mounting holes

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