MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Top 42%616 points
Top 42%
Top specs and features

MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC review: 38 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2400MHz
MSI X299 Raider: 3466MHz

2. overclocked RAM speed

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.
3800MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz

3. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
3
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

4. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
4
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

5. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
73% have it

6. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
32GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

7. PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.
1
Asus Prime X299-Deluxe: 12

8. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
2
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

9. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
80% have it

10. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

11. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

12. height

170.2mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

13. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8

14. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
20% have it

15. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
4
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

16. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
70% have it

17. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
20% have it

18. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
1
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5

19. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2
ASRock Z97 OC Formula: 5

20. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
2
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

21. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
66% have it

22. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Asus Prime Q370M-C: 2

23. Has mSATA connector

If a motherboard has an mSATA connector, you can connect an mSATA SSD drive to it that acts as a cache between the motherboard and your primary hard drive. This gives increased performance when using a traditional hard disk drive (HDD) instead of an SSD as your primary storage device.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
4% have it

24. Supports RAID 0

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance and capacity compared to a single drive. The drawback is that if one drive fails, you lose the data on all drives.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
80% have it

25. Supports RAID 10 (1+0)

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC
79% have it

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