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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 (Marketing Project Manager)
William George (Marketing Project Manager) 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.



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 Version 1.4b
DisplayPort 1
DisplayPort Version 1.2
External Connections
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1) 1
USB 3.2 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 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 2
USB 3.2 Gen 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
Compatible TPM 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
EZ Flash Yes
OC Profiles Yes
Height 244 mm (9.6 in)
Width 244 mm (9.6 in)