MSI Z270 GAMING M7 Review & Specifications

MSI Z270 GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151

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Supports 7th / 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
Supports DDR4-4133+(OC) Memory
DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
VR Ready and VR Boost: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness
Mystic Light RGB and Mystic Light Sync: 7 colors / 5 effects controlled in one click with GAMING APP or a mobile device
Triple Turbo M.2, Steel Armor, M.2 Shield. Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
Audio Boost 4 PRO with Nahimic 2: 2x dedicated audio processors 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
BIOS Flashback+: Easy BIOS recovery without the need of a CPU, memory and VGA card
Military Class 5, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency
MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
In-Game Weapons: Game Boost, 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 Z270 GAMING M7
Release Date January 2017
Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz 4000Mhz
Audio Chipset Dual Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Killer E2500
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 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 3
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Score Pangoly

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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® Z270 Chipset
 


Main Memory

• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
- 7th Gen processors support DDR4 4133(OC)/4000(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz*
- 6th Gen processors support DDR4 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133 MHz*
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports Intel®; Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Please refer to www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
 


Slots

• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x0, x8/x8/x0, x8/x4/x4 modes)
• 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
 


Multi-GPU

• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
• Supports 3-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 DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@24Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz, 3840x2160@60Hz, 1920x1200@60Hz
 

Storage

Intel® Z270 Chipset
• 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports*/ **
• 1x U.2 port **
- Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe U.2 SSD
• 3x M.2 slots (Key M)*
- M2_1 slot supports up to PCIe 3.0x4 and SATA 6Gb/s standards, 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
- M2_2 slot supports up to PCIe 3.0x4 standard, 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
- M2_3 slot supports up to PCIe 3.0x4 and SATA 6Gb/s ** standards, 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for all M.2 slots***
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors

* M.2 and SATA ports maximum support 2x M.2 PCIe SSDs + 6x SATA HDDs. 
**The M2_3, U2_1 and SATA5~6 share the same bandwidth.
***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® Z270 Chipset
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
• Supports RAID mode for M.2 PCIe storage devices*
* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with M.2 GENIE. 
 


USB

ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C ports (1 port on the back panel, 1 port available through the internal USB connector)
ƒ- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel

Intel® Z270 Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
- 7 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
 


Audio

• Dual Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
 

 
LAN 

• 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
- 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 1 x U.2 port
- 3 x M.2 slots
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connector
- 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 Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Low Temperature Booting Jumper
- 1 x 2-pin Slow mode jumper
- 1 x 2-pin OC retry jumper
- 1 x 2-pin OC Force enter BIOS jumper
- 1 x 2-pin Discharge jumper
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 mouse & keyboard combo port
- 3 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 1 x DisplayPort
- 1 x HDMI™ port
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
- 5 x OFC audio jacks
 


Dimension

• 12.0 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
• ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes
 

 


Z270 GAMING M7 back IO

  1. PS/2 GAMING Device Port
  2. DisplayPort
  3. Killer™ E2500 Gigabit LAN Port
  4. LIGHTNING USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
  5. HD Audio Connectors
  6. USB 2.0 Ports
  7. Clear CMOS Button
  8. BIOS FLASHBACK+
  9. HDMI
  10. VR Ready USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  11. LIGHTNING USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
  12. Optical S/PDIF-Out

 

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