MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Review & Specifications

Specs Overview

Release Date October 2017
Socket LGA1151
Form factor EATX
Chipset Intel Z370
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz
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

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Concluding, if the price is right then this Z370 Godlike gaming motherboard hauls ass in terms of features and design. It can be an excellent partner for your Coffee Lake processor. If you are in need for that upgrade towards a new platform with all the new technologies, hey this one comes recommended.


Our launch sample came with an Asus Maximus X Hero motherboard, almost identical to the one we received with the Ryzen launch. No cause for concern there. However, temps were through the roof, reading 70-80 C at stock under load, with a 280mm AIO...


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Overloaded with features, the Z370 Godlike Gaming could be the ultimate Z370 motherboard, at a price. Whether that price is worthy depends on which features you’re willing to give up, in order to retain the features you need.

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• Supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processors for Socket LGA1151


• Intel® Z370 Chipset

Main Memory

• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
- Supports DDR4 4133+(OC)/ 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 Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Please refer to for more information on compatible memory.


• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots*
• 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
* Please refer to page 33 for details.


• Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
• Supports 4-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology


Intel® Z370 Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
• 3 x M.2 slots (Key M)*
- Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe U.2 SSD
- Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
- M2_1, M2_3 slots support 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
- M2_2 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready**
• 1 x U.2 port
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage

* M.2 slots, U.2 port and SATA ports share the bandwidth. Please refer to page 39 for details.
** Please refer to page 132 for Intel® Optane™ Memory Configuration.


Intel® Z370 Chipset
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID5 for M.2 PCIe storage devices*
* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with M.2 GENIE. Please refer to page 129 for details.


ASMedia® ASM3142 Chipset
- 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports (1 Type-A port and 1 Type-C port on the back panel, 1 Type-C port available through the internal USB connector)

ASMedia® ASM1074 Chipset
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports 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)
- 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports available through the internal USB connectors


• Dual Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
• ESS® E9018 Codec
- Supports 6.3mm Gold-plated stereo headphone out

Wirsless LAN & Bluetooth® 

• Killer® 1535
- The Wireless module is pre-install in the M2_4 (Key-E) slot.
- Supports Wi-Fi 2x2 802.11 AC
- Supports Bluetooth® 4.1, 3.0+HS


• 3 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
- 1 x 6-pin ATX PCIe power connector
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 4 x M.2 slots (M Key x3 ,E Key x1)
- 1 x U.2 port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
- 1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector
- 8 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 2 x Front panel connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 3 x 2-pin Thermal Sensors connectors
- 1 x 5050 RGB LED 12V connector (JRGB1)
- 1 x Rainbow 5050 RGB LED 5V connector (JRAINBOW1)

Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x Clear CMOS button
- 2 x Wi-Fi Antenna connectors
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
- 3 x LAN (RJ45) ports
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
- 1 x 6.3mm Gold-plated stereo headphone jack
- 5 x OFC audio jacks
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector


• 12 in. x 10.7 in. (30.5 cm x 27.2 cm)
• E-ATX Form Factor


• 9 mounting holes

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



  1. Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Antenna Connectors
  2. PS/2 GAMING Device Port
  3. Triple KillerTM E2500 Gigabit LAN
  4. HD Audio Connectors
  5. Clear CMOS Button
  6. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  7. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  8. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  9. LIGHTNING USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A+C
  10. 6.3mm headphone
  11. Optical S/PDIF-Out

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