MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC Review & Specifications

MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC Socket 1151 Z170 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 Type-A Mini-ITX


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Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
Supports DDR4-4200+(OC) Memory
DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
Turbo M.2 32Gb/s: Supports 2 sizes of M.2 SSDs, on the back of the motherboard
SATA Express 10 Gb/s + SATA 6Gb/s
GAMING LAN powered by Intel™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
Golden USB Audio Power: Serve Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Supports Intel® Wireless Display

Specs Overview

Model Z170I Gaming Pro AC
Release Date October 2015
Socket LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
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 2
SATA Express Ports 1
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

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Critic Reviews


MSI har sendt os et M-ITX Gaming Series Z170I bundkort. Dermed er der lagt i ovnen til et meget lille build, men med funktioner og præstationer som de større ATX bundkort. Man vil også forvente software og funktioner specifikt til Gaming. Med andre ord...


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The Z170I Gaming Pro AC is a bit of a mixed bag, but does have some redeeming features. It looks great, sports an attractive and easy-to-use EFI and is easy to overclock. The onboard audio is on-par with most of the best Z170 boards we've seen and the...

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The MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC is an excellent mini-ITX motherboard. Great build quality. A surprising amount of features and competitive performance. Consumers will be able to make some awesome compact systems if pairing this board with the likes of AMDs R9...


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• 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.



• Intel® Z170 Chipset

Main Memory

• 2 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 32GB
- Supports DDR4 4200(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3600(OC)/3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support depends on the individual CPU physical characteristics


• 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots


Onboard Graphics

• 1 x HDMI™ port, support a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz
- Support for HDMI™ 1.4 version.
• 1 x DisplayPort, support a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz, 3840x2160@60Hz, 1920x1200@60Hz


• Intel® Z170 Chipset
• 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
• 1 x M.2 Key M Socket supports type 2260/2242 storage devices in both PCIE Gen3 x4 & SATA mode on the back side
• Supports PCIe 3.0 x 4 and SATA 6Gb/s standards, 4.2cm/ 6cm length M.2 SSD cards
• 1 x SATAe port (PCIe 3.0 x 2)*
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors
* SATAe port is backward compatible with SATA.


• Intel® Z170 Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connector)
- 5 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)


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


• 1 x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN controller

WLAN / Bluetooth

• 1x Wi-Fi Bluetooth® expansion module with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 chip in M.2 Key E Socket
• Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 867Mbps speed.
• Supports Dual Mode Bluetooth® 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 4.0 BLE, 4.2

Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 4 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)
- 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 1 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

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse port
- 3 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x DisplayPort
- 1 x HDMI™ port
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 2 x antenna connectors
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks


• 6.7 in. x 6.7 in. (17 cm x 17 cm)
• Mini-ITX Form Factor


• 4 mounting holes

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