MSI Z270 SLI Plus Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 9

Posted by Heath Coop on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:15pm

Features & Specifications


Product Specifications

CPU Supports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors and Intel Pentium and Celeron processors for socket 1151
Memory 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GBSupports DDR4 3800(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC) 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHZ
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports non-ECC un-buffered memory
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Expansion Slots 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x0/x4, x8/x8/x4 modes)
3x PCI 3.0 x1 slots
Onboard Graphics 1x HDMI port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@30Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz
1x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
Multi-GPU Supports 2-Way Nvidia SLI Technology
Support3-Way AMD CrossFire Technology
Storage Intel Z270 Chipset
  - 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  - 2x M.2 slots (Key M)
  - Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
  - Support PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe U.2 SSD with Turbo U.2 Host Card
  - M2_1 slot supports 2240/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
  - M2_2 slot supports 2240/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
  - Intel Optane Memory Ready for all M.2 slots
  - Supports Intel Smart Response Technology for Intel Core Processors
RAID Intel Z270 Chipset
  - Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 RAID 5, and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
  - Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 storage devices
  - 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 100Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel
  - 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 100Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel
Intel Z270 Chipset
  - 8x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 100Gbps) ports (4 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through internal USB headers)
  - 6x USB 2.0 (SuperSpeed USB 100Gbps) ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through internal USB headers)
Audio Realtek ALC1220 Codec
7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
LAN Intel i219-V Gigabit Lan controller
Backpanel Connectors 1x PS/2 mouse & keyboard port
2x USB 2.0 ports
1x DVI-D port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
3x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
1x HDMI port
1x LAN (RJ45) port
5x audio jacks
Internal Connectors 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin 12V power connector
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water pump connector
4x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
1x RGB LED connector
1x TPM module connector
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x Serial port connector
1x Parallel port connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
I/O Controller Nuvoton NCT6795 Controller Chip
Hardware Monitor CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU/System fan speed control
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12.0 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
BIOS Features Ax 128 Mb Flash
ACPI 5.0, PnP 1.0a, SM BIOS 2.8
Software Drivers
Command Center
Live Update 6
Fast Boot
Super Charger
Mystic Light
MSI Smart Tool
CPU-Z MSI Gaming
Network Manager
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
Norton Internet Security
Google Chrome, Google Toolbar, Google Drive
MSI Exclusive Features Click BIOS 5
  - EZ mode & Advanced Mode Switching
  - Board Explorer
  - Hardware Monitor
Military Class 5
  - Military Class Component
  - Military Class Stability and Reliability
  - ESD Protection
  - EMI Protection
  - Humidity Protection
  - Circuit Protection
  - High Temperature Protection
  - VGA Armor Slot
MSI Steel Armor
  - PCI-E Steel Armor
  - DDR4 Steel Armor
Command Center
  - System Monitor
  - Smart Fan Control
Mystic Light Extension
  - Dedicated Header for 4-pin RGB strip
  - Light Control
Live Update 6
VR Boost
  - System Performance Enhancement
  - User Scenario Profile
Specification Highlights

DDR4 Boost Support
  - Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory Support
  - Isolated Circuit Design
  - DDR4 XMP ready
PCI Express 3.0 Support
  - 2-Way Nvidia SLI Support
  - 3-Way AMD CrossFire Support
USB 3.1 Gen2 Ready
  - USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Ready
  - USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Ready
Twin Turbo M.2 Ready
  - Dual M.2 RAID Support
PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb-s) Support
  - PCIe / SATA Dual Mode Support
  - Intel Optane Memory Ready
  - SATA Express Support
  - NVMe / AHCI Driver Support
  - U.2 Support (Optional)