MSI Z170-A PRO
- LGA1151 for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
- Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron®
- intel Z170
- DDR4 / 2 Channel / 4X DIMM / 64GB
- Turbo M.2 32Gb/s + Turbo U.2 ready + SATA Express 16Gb/s + SATA 6Gb/s
- MULTI-GPU with VGA Armor: VGA Armor PCI-E slots. Supports AMD Crossfire™
- EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
- ATX Form Factor
BENCHMARK MSI Z170-A PRO
64 Audio / Video
Ready for 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/ i5/ i3/Pentium/Celeron
MSI Z170-A PRO support supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great graphics performance.
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
MSI Z170-A PRO support Intel® Z170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z170 provides a maximum of ten USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, 32Gbit/s M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel Z170 Express also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you’ll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Onboard Storage M.2
MSI Z170-A PRO support Onboard M.2 is a specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors. It replaces the mSATA standard, which uses the PCI Express Mini Card physical card layout and connectors. M.2’s more flexible physical specification allows different module widths and lengths, and, paired with the availability of more advanced interfacing featuresM.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
MSI Z170-A PRO support Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. SATA Express (abbreviated from Serial ATA Express and sometimes unofficially shortened to SATAe) is a computer bus interface that supports both Serial ATA (SATA) and PCI Express (PCIe) storage devices, initially standardized in the SATA 3.2 specification. The SATA Express connector used on the host side is backward compatible with the standard 3.5-inch SATA data connector, while it also provides two PCI Express lanes as a pure PCI Express connection to the storage device.
MSI Z170-A PRO support DisplayPort
DisplayPort is a digital display interface developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The interface is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device such as a computer monitor, though it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data.
VESA designed it to replace VGA, DVI, and FPD-Link. DisplayPort is backward compatible with VGA and DVI through the use of adapters.
DisplayPort is the first display interface to rely on packetized data transmission, a form of digital communication found in technologies including Ethernet, USB, and PCI Express. It allows both internal and external display connections and, unlike legacy standards where differential pairs are fixed to transmitting a clock signal with each output, the DisplayPort protocol is based on small data packets known as micro packets, which can embed the clock signal within the data stream, allowing higher resolutions with fewer pins. The use of data packets also allows DisplayPort to be extensible, meaning additional features can be added over time without significant changes to the physical interface itself.
MSI Z170-A PRO support AMD CrossFire
AMD CrossFire is a brand name for the multi-GPU solution by Advanced Micro Devices, originally developed by ATI Technologies. The technology allows up to four GPUs to be used in a single computer to improve graphics performance.
Associated technology used in mobile computers with external graphics cards, such as in laptops or notebooks, is called AMD Hybrid Graphics.
|Cpu||LGA1151 for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors
Intel® Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron®
|Memory||DDR4 / 2 Channel / 4X DIMM / 64GB|
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCIe x16 slots
4 x PCIe x1 slots
0 x PCI Slots
|Storange||1 x M.2 PCIe connector
2 x SATA Express connector
6 x SATA III connectors
0 x SATA II connector
|Back I/O Ports||0 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports
0 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C ports
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
0 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x PS/2 mouse / keyboard port
1 x Display port
0 x HDMI port
1 x DVI port
1 x D-Sub
1 x Lan port Connector
|1 x Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN controller|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC892 codec|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD CrossFire™ Technology|