MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC Review & Specs

MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC Intel H270 DDR4 HDMI CrossFire ATX

MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC Intel H270 DDR4 HDMI CrossFire ATX

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  • Supports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket
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Specifications Overview

Model H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC
Release Date January 2017

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel H270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 3
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

CPU

• Supports 7th/6th 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.
 


Chipset

• 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 www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
 


Slots

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

* The PCI_E4 slot will be unavailable when an M.2 PCIe SSD module has been installed in the M.2_2 slot.
** The PCI_E2/ PCI_E5 slot will be unavailable when an expansion card has been installed in the PCI_E3/ PCI_E6 slot.
 

 
Multi-GPU


• Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
 

 
Onboard Graphics


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

Storage

• Intel® H270 Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
• 2 x 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***
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

* M.2 and SATA ports maximum support 2x M.2 PCIe SSDs + 6x SATA HDDs. Please refer to manual for more detail.
** The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.
*** Intel® Optane™ Technology is only supported when using 7th Gen processors. Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, please ensure that you have updated the drivers and BIOS to the latest version from MSI website.




RAID

• Intel® H270 Chipset
• 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. Please refer to manual for more detail.
 


USB

• ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel
ƒ- 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 connectors)
- 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
 


Audio

• Realtek® ALC892 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
 

 
LAN 

• 1 x Intel® I219-V 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 RGB LED connector
- 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
 

 
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
 


Dimension

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


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes


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