MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS Review & Specs

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS LGA 1151 VR Ready 64GB DDR4 CFX ATX

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS LGA 1151 VR Ready 64GB DDR4 CFX 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 AMD CrossFireX

Specifications Overview

Model Z370 GAMING PLUS
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 ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x D-Sub
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 6 x Audio Jacks
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 2
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 1
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - 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 Generation Intel® Core™ 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*
• Dual channel memory architecture
• Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Please refer to www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
 


Slots

• 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
 


Multi-GPU

• Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
 


Onboard Graphics

• 1 x VGA port, supports a maximum resolution of 2048x1536@50Hz, 2048x1280@60Hz, 1920x1200@60Hz
• 1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
• 1 x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@24Hz, 3840x2160@60Hz, 1920x1200@60Hz
 

Storage

• Intel® Z370 Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
• 1 x M.2 slots (Key M)
- Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
- Supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready**

* The SATA1 port will be unavailable when M.2 SATA SSD has been installed in M.2 slot.
** Please refer to page 100 for Intel® Optane™ Memory Configuration.



RAID

• Intel® Z370 Chipset
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
 


USB

• Intel® Z370 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
 

 
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 Parallel port connector
- 1 x Serial port 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 VGA port
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x DisplayPort port
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
- 6 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
 


Packing

* MSI® does not guarantee the risks or damages caused by changing the cover.
** These pictures are for reference only and may vary without notice.

 


Z370 GAMING PLUS back IO

  1. Keyboard / Mouse
  2. VGA Port
  3. Intel® Gigabit LAN
  4. Golden Audio Connectors
  5. USB 2.0
  6. DVI-D Port
  7. DisplayPort
  8. USB 3.1 Gen1
  9. USB 3.1 Gen1

 


Critic Reviews

66

The MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS is a solid option for users on a strict budget and hasn't got the need for some of the more cost adding features such as USB 3.1 Gen2 ports (10Gb/s). For what this board lacks, it makes up for in other areas, which is to say...


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