MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC Review & Specifications

MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC Mini ITX 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: Best virtual reality game experience without latency
Mystic Light and Mystic Light Sync: 16.8 milliom colors /17 effects controlled in one click with GAMING APP or mobile devices.
Lightning Fast Game experience: Turbo M.2, 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 Intel® : 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
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 Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC
Socket LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB

Score Pangoly

89

CPU

• 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.
 

 


Chipset

• Intel® Z270 Chipset
 


Main Memory

• 2 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 32GB*
- 7th processors support DDR4 3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz*
- 6th processors support DDR4 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133 MHz*
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Please refer to www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
 


Slots

• 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
 

 
Onboard Graphics


• 1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of [email protected] (7th CPU), [email protected] (6th CPU), [email protected]
• 1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of [email protected], [email protected],[email protected]
 

Storage

Intel® Z270 Chipset
• 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
• 1 x M.2 slot (Key M)
- Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
- Supports 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
• Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology



RAID

Intel® Z270 Chipset
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
 


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


Audio

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


WLAN & Bluetooth

• Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 module
- Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 867 Mbps speed.
- Supports Dual Mode Bluetooth® 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 4.0, BLE, 4.2
 

 
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
- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
- 1 x USB 2.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
- 2 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 Clear CMOS jumper
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

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


Dimension

• 6.7 in. x 6.7 in. (17.0 cm x 17.0 cm)
• Mini-ITX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 4 mounting holes
 

 


 back IO

  1. PS/2 GAMING Device Port
  2. DisplayPort
  3. Intel® Gigabit LAN Port
  4. Intel® Wireless / Bluetooth 4.2
  5. Golden Audio Connectors
  6. USB 2.0 Ports
  7. HDMI
  8. Golden USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A/C
  9. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  10. Clear CMOS Button
  11. Optical S/PDIF-Out

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