MSI Z170A GAMING M3
- 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
- USB 3.1 Gen2 2X FASTER: USB 3.1 Gen2 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
- Nahimic Audio Enhancer: Immersive sound quality that pushes the limits of reality
- GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Killer™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency
- ATX Form Factor
BENCHMARK MSI Z170A GAMING M3
66 Audio / Video
Ready for 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/ i5/ i3/Pentium/Celeron
MSI Z170A GAMING M3 support 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 Z170A GAMING M3 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 Z170A GAMING M3 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 Z170A GAMING M3 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 Z170A GAMING M3 support USB 3.1 Gen2
Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!
– 2X faster than USB 3.1 Gen1
– 20X faster than USB 2.0
– Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth
– Boost transfer rate for your PC and peripherals
Type-C with reversible design
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen2 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.
MSI Z170A GAMING M3 support HDMI
HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
MSI Z170A GAMING M3 support Killer™ Ethernet E2400
The Killer™ E2400 high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Controller is taking speed, intelligence, and control to the next level. With the all new Advanced Stream Detect™ 2.0, Killer is able to better detect and control network traffic and deliver unparalleled speed and performance to your critical applications and websites. The Killer™ E2400 provides additional intelligence by being able to automatically identify and accelerate specific website traffic in addition to networked applications and games. The Killer™ E2400 also provides additional control to users by adding 2 additional network priority levels, giving the user 6 levels of application and website traffic prioritization. These new features allow the Killer™ E2400 to improve latency, reduce jitter, and virtually eliminate video freezes by identifying, prioritizing, and accelerating the critical network traffic you need to enjoy your gaming, web, and entertainment experiences. Killer™ E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers provide industry-leading latency performance, beating the competition by up to 50% during single application usage, and potentially more than 10x faster when multitasking.
MSI Z170A GAMING M3 support Realtek ALC1150
The ALC1150 is a high-performance multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec that delivers an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.
The ALC1150 provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two stereo ADCs are integrated and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technologies. The ALC1150 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve Front differential output 115dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.
MSI Z170A GAMING M3 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
2 x PCIe x1 slots
3 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||2 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
0 x PS/2 mouse / keyboard port
0 x Display port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI port
0 x D-Sub
1 x Lan port Connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In/Mic In, Line Out, Headphone)
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
|LAN||Killer E2400 Gaming chipset|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1150 Codec|
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD CrossFire™ Technology|
|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 SATAe connectors
– 1 x USB 2.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports)
– 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
– 2 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
– 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors
– 1 x Front panel audio connector
– 2 x Front panel connectors
– 1 x TPM module connector
– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
– 1 x Serial port connector
– 1 x Parallel port connector
– 1 x Slow mode switch
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