MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING Motherboard Review

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CPU Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket LGA1151
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.
Chipset Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
Memory 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
Supports DDR4 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Slots 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4 modes)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
Graphics 1 x HDMI™ port, support a maximum resolution of 4096×[email protected], 2560×[email protected]
1 x DVI-D port, support a maximum resolution of 1920×[email protected]
Multi-GPU Support Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Storage 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports* (2 ports reserved for SATA Express port)
1 x M.2 slot*
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s standards, 4.2cm/ 6cm/ 8cm length M.2 SSD cards
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Mini-SAS SSD with Turbo U.2 Host Card**
1 x SATAe port (PCIe 3.0 x2)***
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel Core™ processors* SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing the M.2 module in M.2 slot.
** The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.
*** SATAe port is backward compatible with SATA. SATA and SATAe ports maximum support 6x SATAs or 1x SATAe + 4x SATAs.
RAID Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
USB Ports ASMedia® ASM1142 Chipset
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports on the back panelIntel® Z170 Express Chipset
6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 connector)
6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
Audio Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN 1 x Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN controller
Internal I/O Ports 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (2 ports reserved for SATA Express port)
1 x SATAe connector
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 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
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x DVI-D port
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
1 x HDMI™ port
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
5 x OFC audio jacks
BIOS The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.
Dimensions 12 in. x 9.25 in. (30.5 cm x 23.4 cm)
ATX Form Factor

 

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