Product Comparison: MSI Z270 Gaming M5 vs MSI Z370-A PRO


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
MSI
Model
Z270 GAMING M5
Z370-A PRO
Origin
China
China
About the Product
MSI's Z270 Gaming M5 is undoubtedly one of the more feature rich Motherboard. Built for gaming first and foremost, it's packing just about everything you're going to need for a premium experience while using Intel's Core 7000 series CPUs, or the previous generation Skylake chips.
Combining quality you can rely on with top performance and clever business solutions are key aspects of the MSI PRO SERIES motherboards. Engineered to gratify even the most demanding professional, these motherboards will fit in any PC. Making your life easier and supporting your business with super stable, reliable and long-lasting top performance.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
LGA1151
Intel® Socket 1151
Chipset
Intel® Z270
Intel® Z370 Chipset
Supported Processors
7th/6th Generation Core™ i7, 7th/6th Generation Core™ i5, 7th/6th Generation Core™ i3, 7th/6th Generation Core™ Pentium, 7th/6th Generation Core™ Celeron
Pentium® Gold, Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket, Intel® Core™ 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • In terms of quality MSI really are the best, and this one is proof of my affirmation!
  • This MSI Z370-A PRO Intel Socket Chipset Motherboard is a decent board for the new graphics cards.
  • The board itself has some subtle lights that you can see if you have an open case.Has support for the latest chipset and high speed DDR4.
  • great thing is that all the sockets are in useful places meaning if you don't have a case with good management place, they still look good.
  • The Cpu Locking tab is slightly more tense then what i have had on previous boards so did get a bit of a scare trying to lock it in place on my new i7.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
1 in.
2 in.
Weight
3.8 lbs.
1.1 lbs.

MSI Z270 Gaming M5

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z270 Gaming M5

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z270 Gaming M5

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z270 Gaming M5

MSI Z370-A PRO

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3866 MHz
4000 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
64 GB

MSI Z270 Gaming M5

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z270 Gaming M5

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z270 Gaming M5

MSI Z370-A PRO

What customers say about "Memory"
 
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Great Motherboard. 4 DDR4 memory slots, x16 speed pci slots. Works great with i3 8100 and GTX 1060 3gb.
  • I use this board with the i7-8700 and ddr4 ram and It works great!
  • 4 DDR4 RAM slots, 64GB of memory, hello ultra settings!
  • Bought it for a new Machine. Supports the newest Intel 8th generation, highest speed DDR4, SLI, bundled wireless card and lots more. Recommended!
  • The board itself has some subtle lights that you can see if you have an open case.Has support for the latest chipset and high speed DDR4.
Connectivity
PCI-E
3 x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1, supports x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode), 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
HDMI
1
USB
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type A+C), 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1, 7 x USB 2.0
8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors), 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
2 x M.2 slots, 1 x U.2 port, SATA RAID: 0,1,5,10, Killer™ E2500 Gigabit LAN port, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin water pump fan connector, 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x Front panel connectors, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x RGB LED connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x BIOS FLASHBACK+ button, 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LED, 1 x PS/2 mouse & keyboard combo port, 5 x OFC audio jacks, 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
1 x RTL8111H Gigabit LAN controller, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin water pump fan connector, 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x Front panel connectors, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x VGA port, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x DisplayPort port 1.2, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports), 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports), PS/2 Combo Port, HD Audio Connectors
What customers say about "Connectivity"
 
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Its very well built, easy to fit, comes with some SATA cables, an RGB cable, an SLI bridge, some stickers for labeling your SATA cables and a nice MSI badge.
  • The sata ports face out sideways which is fantastic as it means they are all usable.
  • It was lots of really nice ports on the back, Including new type-c and plently of USB ports. aswell as a onboard hdmi for intergrated graphics.
  • The IO-Shield is lovely and the huge board had a great design where needed and lots of ports.
  • You have 6 sata ports (more than you realistically need), 2 USB 3.0 Ports, plenty of internal USBs, there are even some RGB plugs on the board, meaning they will not all fight over the internal USBs.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
Realtek® ALC892 Codec
Additional Accessories Included
Drivers & Utilities Disc, User's manual, SATA Cable x4, I/O Shield, SLI Bridge Connector, SATA Cable Labels, RGB LED Extension Cable 80cm x1
User's manual, SATA Cable x2
Extras
VR Ready and VR Boost, Mystic Light RGB and Mystic Light Sync, Military Class 5, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency, In-Game Weapons: Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, Xsplit Gamecaster, EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot, GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players
Turbo M.2, DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slot. Supports AMD Crossfire, EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot, Military Class 5, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency, Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function, VR Ready, Heavy plated heatsinks
What customers say about "Features"
 
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Great quality board, easy to setup, looks great, feels solid and wont let you down. Highly recommended.
  • Installation was easy if you've installed motherboards before. It comes with the normal screw for attaching it to the case and securing it.
  • I'm very pleased with the RGB, the Mystic Light app lets you customise all of the MSI RGB products you may have.
  • The RGB is awesome. You can have different wave, star, rainbow effects etc. The colours are bright and vibrant.
  • RGB lighting is nice but for some reason MSI have an awful interface for it.
Power
Power Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
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