MSI H270 GAMING M3 Review & Specifications



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Supports 7th / 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
Supports DDR4-2400 Memory (Max.)
DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
VR Ready: Best virtual reality game experience without latency
Mystic Light Sync: Synchronize other RGB solutions with your gaming rig and control all LEDs in one click
Twin Turbo M.2 with Steel Armor. Intel Optane Memory Ready, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Killer™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management
Military Class 5, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency
MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slot. Supports AMD Crossfire™
In-Game Weapons: GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, Xsplit Gamecaster
EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function
GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players

Specs Overview

Model H270 Gaming M3
Release Date January 2017
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel H270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly



• Supports 6th/7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151
* This function will be supported depend on the CPU.



• Intel® H270 Chipset

Main Memory

• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
- 7th Gen processors support DDR4 2400/ 2133 MHz*
- 6th Gen processors support DDR4 2133 MHz*
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Please refer for more information on compatible memory.


• 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16/x4 mode)*
• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
* The PCI_E4 slot will be unavailable when an M.2 SSD module has been installed in the M.2_2 slot.


• Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

Onboard Graphics

• 1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@30Hz(7th CPU), 4096x2160@24Hz(6th CPU), 2560x1600@60Hz
• 1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz


Intel® H270 Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
• 2x M.2 slots (Key M)
- Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
- Support PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe U.2 SSD with Turbo U.2 Host
Card** - 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
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors (optional)

* M.2 and SATA ports maximum support 2x M.2 PCIe SSDs + 6x SATA HDDs. 
** The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.


RAID (optional) 

• Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
• Supports RAID 0 and RAID1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices*
* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with M.2 GENIE.


ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel

Intel® H270 Chipset
- 8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connector)
- 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connector)


• Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output


• 1 x Killer™ E2500 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
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 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 LED connector
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Serial connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
- 1 x HDMI™ port
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 5 x OFC audio jacks
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector


• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.4 cm x 24.3 cm)
• ATX Form Factor


• 9 mounting holes


 back IO

  1. PS/2 GAMING Device Port
  2. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  3. Killer™ E2500 Gigabit LAN Port
  4. HD Audio Connectors
  5. USB 2.0 Ports
  6. DVI-D Port
  7. LIGHTNING USB 31. Gen2 Type A+C
  8. HDMI
  9. VR Ready USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  10. Optical S/PDIF-Out

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