Puget Systems print logo

https://www.pugetsystems.com

MSI Z370M PRO AC

Motherboard

[ Rear Ports ][ Schematic ]

MSI Z370M PRO AC Picture 43544MSI Z370M PRO AC Picture 43545MSI Z370M PRO AC Picture 43546MSI Z370M PRO AC Picture 43547MSI Z370M PRO AC Picture 44794MSI Z370M PRO AC Picture 43567
The MSI Z370M Pro AC is a Micro ATX motherboard for Intel's 8th-generation Core series processors (code named Coffee Lake). It sacrifices some of the expansion capacity that a larger motherboard can offer, but still supports dual video cards, 64GB of memory, and multiple SATA and M.2 drive connections.

For external connectivity, it also has both analog and digital audio outputs, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, four USB 3.0 ports, two 3.1 ports (including one Type C), and even a legacy PS/2 port. Thanks to the Intel graphics on the CPU, there are also multiple video outputs directly onboard: VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort.
William George (Puget Labs Technician)
William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
This is a nice board, but I wanted to make a comment about MSI's port labeling. In their documentation, they call all of the USB ports "USB 3.1" - with four called "Gen 1" and two called "Gen 2". This is technically a valid way to describe them, according to the creators of the USB specification, but I find it a bit confusing. "USB 3.1 Gen 1" is really just the same thing as USB 3.0: a 5Gbps (theoretical max) connection. For that reason, I prefer to call such ports USB 3.0 - and to reserve the term USB 3.1 for the "Gen 2" 10Gbps connections. That is how we do our own labeling in the specs we provide here at Puget Systems.

Update: It looks like MSI's documentation has been changed to reflect the speed differences between USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2. I applaud their transparency! Hopefully the USB standards organization won't use such confusing naming in the future.
Model: MSI Z370M GAMING PRO AC

Specifications:
spacer
Socket  1151
CPU Compatibility  Intel Socket 1151 for 8th Generation Processors
Form Factor  MicroATX
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Chipset  Z370
Front Side Bus  DMI 3.0
Network Connectivity  Gigabit Networking + 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC
Network Controller  Intel
Audio Controller  Onboard Realtek ALC1220 7.1 Channel HD Audio
Cooling System  Heatsink
Color  Black
Memory Support
Type  DDR4
Maximum Speed  2666 MHz
Number of Slots  4
Maximum Size per Slot  16 GB
Maximum Amount Supported  64 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer  Intel
Processor Type  CPU Integrated Graphics
Maximum Shared Memory  512 MB
Maximum HDMI Resolution   4096x2160
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution   4096x2160
HDMI  1
HDMI Version  1.4b
DisplayPort  1
DisplayPort Version  1.2
External Connections
USB 3.0  4
USB 3.1  1
USB 3.1 Type C  1
PS/2 Keyboard  Yes
PS/2 Mouse  Yes
Audio Out  Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In  Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF  Optical
LAN (RJ45)  1
Wireless Antenna Port  Yes
Internal Connections
USB 2.0  2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.0  2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.1 Type C  1
SATA III 6.0Gbps  4
M.2 Connector  2
M.2 Support  PCIe & SATA, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 devices
TPM (module sold separately)  1
TPM Pinout  14-1
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1  4 port - Intel Z370
Expansion Slots
Slot 1  PCI Express 3.0 x16
Slot 2  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 3  PCI Express 3.0 x8 in a x16 size
Slot 4  PCI Express 3.0 x1
Additional Information
SLI Compatible  Yes
Crossfire Compatible  Yes
RAID Support  0,1,5,10
Bluetooth  Yes (4.2)
BIOS Features
UEFI BIOS  Yes
EZ Flash  Yes
OC Profiles  Yes
Dimensions
Height  244 mm (9.6 in)
Width  244 mm (9.6 in)


Configure a quiet custom PC with the MSI Z370M PRO AC.