MSI Z370 GAMING M5 Review & Specs

MSI Z370 GAMING M5 LGA 1151 VR Ready 64GB DDR4 SLI ATX

MSI Z370 GAMING M5 LGA 1151 VR Ready 64GB DDR4 SLI ATX

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  • Supports 8th Generation Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron Processors for Socket LGA 1151
  • Intel Z370 Express Chipset
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • 4 x DDR4 memory slots supporting up 64GB
  • Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI

Specifications Overview

Model Z370 GAMING M5
Release Date October 2017

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

Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z370
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz
* 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 ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1-Channel
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset Killer E2500
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 2
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 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151
 


Chipset

• Intel® Z370 Chipset
 


Main Memory

• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
• Supports DDR4 4000+(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133 MHz Memory
• Supports 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

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


Onboard Graphics

• 1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160@30Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz
• 1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304@24Hz, 3840 x 2160@60Hz,1920X1200@60Hz
 

 
Multi-GPU


• Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
 

Storage

• Intel® Z370 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
- 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


* The SATA1/ SATA5 port will be unavailable when an M.2 SATA SSD module has been installed in the M.2_1/ M.2_2 slot. The SATA5 and SATA 6 ports will be unavailable when M.2 PCIe SSD module has been installed in the M.2_2 slot. Please refer to page 33 for M.2 & SATA combination table.

RAID

• Intel® Z370 Chipset
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
• Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 storage devices*
* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with M.2 GENIE. Please refer to page 51 for details about M.2 GENIE.
 

 


USB

• ASMedia® ASM3142 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® Z370 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

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

 
LAN 

• 1 x KillerTM 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 M.2 slots
- 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 Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button
- 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
- 1 x LED power input connector
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 mouse & keyboard combo port
- 3 x USB 2.0 ports
   *1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ port
- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 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 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
 


Unpacking
* MSI® does not guarantee the risks or damages caused by changing the cover.
 

 


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

Critic Reviews

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