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MSI Z270 Gaming M5 ATX Z270 LGA1151 DDR4 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 USB3.1 CrossFire SLI Motherboard

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Part #: Z270 GAMING M5

SKU: 138250
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
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Product reviews on NCIX.com are screened for relevance and inappropriate content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product. If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by NCIX.com, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed regarding MSI Z270 GAMING M5 reviews.
Andrew_R24
04/19/17
Experience: 2 Days

Great board by a reputable manufacturer

Pros

Awesome styling
Command Center is surprisingly good giving stable overclocks
BIOS is very simple to use
M.2 Shield

Cons
"RGB LEDs" are only 7 colours but that's only nitpicking
Wish they would have made a colour wheel with the whole 16.8 million colour options
Summary
I bought this board from a local shop and he had no bad experiences with MSI. I steered away from ASUS after hearing about other's peoples horrid experiences with them if they needed to RMA or had a problem and called in. I had a Gigabyte board before this but sold it due to preference and my two 1070 G1 Gaming cards from them had buzzing under heavy load (from a brand spanking new card as well). So that ended up putting me off with Gigabyte even thought I know they still make good boards. Lets just hope I have no problems with this board!

icecreamsocial
02/21/17
Experience: 12 Days

quirky?

Pros

fast
Cons
sounds sucks. overall needs lots of tweaking?
Summary
Hardware aside, it will run each and every time but!
w/ kaby i5 7600k, 16GB kingston hyperx, evga 1060, sata ssd, 3 monitors using dp/dvi/hdmi. BIOS shows E7A781MA.120 12/01/2016
Overall it's quirky, but fast.
Video: Out of the box, w/ all monitors connected, both installs of windows defaults to only working on the small monitor. Disconnecting the others and just the ROG it gets no signal. Only when the 1060 is installed it now defaults to the ROG and all 3 work. To add: the active window defaults a lot to my tv so I constantly have to turn it on...and yes, the prior closed window was not on the tv. That gets old fast!
Sound: Very frustrating! This nahimic 2 software, which changes between gaming and music/virtual sound seems cranky and I have re-imaged cause of sound. I use 2 sound systems, one w/ optical, one w/ 3x 4mm 5.1 surround and the 3x 4mm started sounding like it was cutting out after working fine for weeks, optical was fine. Regardless, on a reboot the crap always, always defaults to some other playback device I don't use! A re-image seems to fix this, for now! POS!
The RGB lighting only works via a phone app? Am I missing something here. On the first install it defaulted to red, on the 2nd its now white and what seems to be a f'ing chore to search, find and change. STUPID that's it's not easy!
Guess I gotta update  the bios and hope sh*t gets better! But once I have it running correctly? Butter!
3 outta 5!

Calmer heads prevailed? The gaming app is needed to config the RBG.

This review was modfied by poster @ 02-23-17 05:01 PM

Michael_L46
02/05/17
Experience: 12 Days

Amazing Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

Customizable LED's, amazing performance, amazing look
Cons
none
Summary
This motherboard will fulfill all your needs AND more, the LED's are able to be changed to different colors, can be made to correspond with your CPU Temperature. The board has 2 M2 slots for those tiny M2 SSD's, the board has an amazing fluent and easy to handle BIO's for all your overclocking needs and to top it all off, she is absolutely gorgeous.

Not a regret in my mind after purchasing this motherboard. I recommend it 100%.

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Features [ Edit | History ]

Z270 GAMING M5
Master level gaming
1 GAMING Device Port
2 Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
3 VR Boost
4 Killer® GAMING LAN
5 Golden audio jacks with S/PDIF
MSI Z270 GAMING M5 overview
6 Full gaming I/O cover
Stunning looks, protecting the I/O ports
7 Solid heatsink with RGB LED
Delivers best cooling, with RGB LED to customize colors
8 DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor
Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry
9 PCI-E Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI
10 2x Turbo M.2 with Steel Armor
NVMe support, up to 32 Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4
11 M.2 Shield, ready for Intel® Optane™ memory
Thermal enhancement for M.2 devices for best performance
12 Audio Boost 4 with amplifier
Optimized gaming audio using best components, with Nahimic 2
Personalize your Gaming Rig
Customize and set up your own color scheme with RGB Mystic Light. Select any of the colors from the palette using your smartphone or the MSI Gaming App to match your system style. Bored of the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second!
Mystic Light logo Mystic Light Extension
Mystic Light App
Customize colors Customize effects Mystic Light App
Works with certified Mystic Light Sync products:
Mystic Light Sync logo Mystic Light vendors
Fully controllable fan headers
MSI FAN headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.
Fan Headers
Fan control Fan Headers
Your in-game advantage
Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.
Gaming Hotkey Gaming Device port
Gaming Hotkey Gaming Device port
Multi-GPU 1 second overclocking
Multi GPU Game Boost 1 second overclocking
X-Boost your Storage Performance
When enabled, X-Boost auto-detects and optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, making sure you reach the battlefield even quicker or saving you a lot of time when transferring data.
X-boost performance
Intel Optane™ Ready
Intel® Optane™ Ready
This new technological marvel brings game-changing performance to memory and storage devices. Allow Optane™ caching to boost your storage devices for an even faster gaming system!
Protect & Cool your M.2 Device with M.2 Shield
Connect your M.2 device safer & easier while keeping it cooler for the best performance using the unique M.2 Shield. MSI M.2 Shield features cooling pads to lower the temperature of your M.2 device and avoid any possible throttling, causing it to slow down. Be sure your system stays blazing fast with M.2 Shield!
M.2 Shield
M.2 Shield cool graph
M.2 Shield cool graph bar
Next generation SSD Ready: U.2 Connector with Steel Armor
Next generation SSDs demand a next generation connector. U.2 delivers just that with performance up to 32 Gb/s per device. The U.2 connector on this MSI GAMING motherboard also features Steel Armor for enhanced protection.
U.2 Connector
Immerse yourself into Virtual Worlds
Want the best of the best VR experience without any compromise? Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features geared to VR, MSI brings gamers and VR professionals a vivid, smooth and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
VR Ready HTC Vive
HTC Vive
VR Boost Arrow VR ports
Pull yourself in the game with VR Boost
Traditional USB ports can suffer signal drops, significantly impacting performance of connected devices. VR Boost, only on MSI, is a smart chip that ensures a clean and strong signal to a VR optimized USB port, giving you an enjoyable VR experience.
Amplify your Game with Audio Boost 4
Like a dedicated sound card Audio Boost 4, powered by Nahimic, offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.
Isolated Audio with LED Line Chemi-Con Audio capacitors Nahimic 2 Sound Tracker
Isolated audio design with Isolated Audio with LED Line Chemi-con Audio Capacitors Nahimic Sound Tracker
Audio Boost 4 logo
Audio Boost Ohm chart
Dominate the Game with the Lowest Latency
Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.
Powered by:
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Memory Signal Purity MSI MSI caption Others MSI caption
DDR4 Boost performance
Best compatibility
Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.
Best compatibility chart
*Based on Z170 QVL
Maximize your USB Device performance
Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds!
No strengthening others
Reversible connector

Double Bandwidth USB 3.1
Lightning USB logo Lightning USB
Up to 20% faster with XBoost
XBoost performance
Others USB 3.1 Gen2 Others USB
Built on everlasting quality
Only the finest quality components and latest innovations are used. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, high performance motherboard.
No strengthening others
Others

No strengthening

Strengthening-steel-armor Steel Armor
MSI Steel armor

Reinforced, heavy soldered connections

M.2 Steel Armor DDR4 Steel Armor U.2 Steel Armor
M.2 Steel Armor DDR4 Steel Armor U.2 Steel Armor
Reinforced Steel PCIe Slot,
Protects Against EMI
Steel Armor slot

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Model Name Z270 GAMING M5 CPU support Supports 7th / 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors CPU socket LGA 1151 Chipset Intel® Z270 Chipset Graphics Interface3 x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots 2-way SLI / 3-way CrossFire Display Interface DisplayPort, HDMI Memory support 4 DIMMs, Dual Channel DDR4-3866+(OC) Expansion slots 3 x PCI-E x1 slots SATA / M.2 / U.2 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2 slots, 1 x U.2 port Intel® Optane™ Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready SATA RAID RAID 0,1,5,10 USB 3.1 Gen2 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type A+C) USB 3.1 Gen1 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 USB 2.0 7 x USB 2.0 LAN Killer™ E2500 Gigabit LAN Audio 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio with S/PDIF Form Factor ATX

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