Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon a beauty to behold and instantly instill a strong sense of speed. The carbon fiber look trim combined with MSI’s excellent Mystic RGB Lighting is sure to win many fans and I’m one of them. The beauty and speed. extends deep into the heart of the Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon as well.
Throughout the testing the Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon showed mostly well above average scores. Storage performance was quite good as well. The overclocking ability of the Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon is impressive. 5.2 GHz was quite easy thanks to the well laid-out Click BIOS 5. There’s very few that would feel comfortable dumping 1.4-1.5 volts into their Kaby Lake. The Game Boost’s setting of 4.8 GHz will be more than satisfying for most.
General layout is very good, with every connecter, jack, and switch in their proper places. I was rather surprised how much room there was around the CPU socket. The angles of the VRM heatsinks surrounding the CPU socket made cooler installation much easier than most of the enthusiast boards at this price.
Speaking of price, the MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon is available currently for $174.99 at Newegg and Amazon. Combined with a 3 year warranty, MSI has a winning combination.
- Carbon Fiber and More Carbon Fiber
- Excellent Gaming Performance
- Good Overclocking Ability
- Well Thought-out Features and Utilities
- RGB LED Case Lighting Control
- Reasonable Price