MSI Intel Z170A SLi / Crossfire Skylake ATX Motherboard

MSI Z170A SLi, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3 6Gbps, M.2 (PCIe), 2-Way SLi/3-Way CrossFire, Intel GbE, USB 3.1 C, ATX

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Product Overview PRO Series: Making Your Life Easier Is Our Business
The PRO Series motherboards fit in any PC. Quality you can trust with top performance and clever business solutions are key aspects of these motherboards. Make your life easier and boost your business with the super stable, reliable and long-lasting PRO Series motherboards.

• Productivity
• Reliability
• Enhanced Experience

Productivity

Unmatched Memory Performance and Stability: DDR4 Boost & XMP LED
With traditional memory design the memory signals are often distorted by electromagnetic signals from other components, making the system perform slower or become unstable. MSI introduces DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.

OC Genie 4
OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot.

Turbo M.2
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely fast loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards.

Turbo U.2 Host Card (Optional, not included, sold separately)
The U.2 Host Card delivers performance up to 32 Gb/s and allows support for next gen 2.5-inch SSDs using the U.2 connector. A redriver chip is added to increase data transfer speed.

Supports NVM Express (NVMe) Drives

CLICK BIOS 5: The All New, Award-Winning CLICK BIOS 5
Explore the greatly improved, award-winning CLICK BIOS 5 and use it to tune your system to maximum performance. MSI CLICK BIOS 5 is the next generation UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 10.

Control your system in two modes: EZ mode, for the most used settings and functions. Advanced mode for more detailed settings and fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance.

• Variety of options to boost your game performance.
• Next gen UEFI BIOS with award winning design.
• High-resolution multi language scalable font.
• Easy to use.
• Advanced overclocking.
• Sharp, hi-res, scalable design.

Stable, Secure Networking
This MSI PRO Series motherboard features an Intel® i219V Gigabit network adapter.

This high quality networking solution is optimized for professional and multimedia use with outstanding performance to deliver a secure, stable and fast network connection.

M-CLOUD
MSI M-Cloud is a convenient and secure way of saving personal files in the cloud. M-Cloud simplifies complicated settings with a user friendly interface and is easy to learn. Build and maintain your personal cloud with ease. M-Cloud can also turn your PC into an Access Point. You can easily share a wireless network or internet signal to other devices through just a few simple steps.

• Wi-Fi sharing.
• Data sharing.

Reliability

Military Class 4 Components

Dark Choke: Dark Choke uses the special core design and allows the Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature with higher capacity and better power efficiency and stability.
Dark CAP: With their aluminum core design, Dark CAPs has been a staple in high-end motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year Lifespan.

Guard-Pro
• Humidity Protection: Reduction in moisture absorption helps prevent "Conductive Anodic Filament". Untreated PCB's can have 10x higher failure rate.
• High Temperature Protection: All key components used in MSI motherboards have all passed military testing ensuring stable operation in the harshest environments.
• Circuit Protection: Carefully selected materials, multiple PCB layers and shielding result in the best circuit protection for MSI motherboards.
• ESD Protection: Each and every I/O port is protected against the hazards of Electro Static Discharge.
• EMI Protection: All MSI motherboards comply with strict American FCC regulations and reduce the impact of Electromagnetic Interference.

Easy Diagnostic: EZ Debug LED
MSI EZ Debug LED is an easy troubleshooting tool using 3 LEDs to indicate CPU / Memory / VGA operation every time you boot up your system. Run into trouble? Use the LEDs to easily identify the source of your problem and get back into operation quickly.

Enhanced CPU Overvoltage Protection
Onboard overvoltage protection prevents overvoltage and short-circuit damage of the CPU and other components. A red LED near the 24 pin CPU power connector let you know that overvoltage protection is activated for easier troubleshooting.

Optimized For Multiple Graphics Cards: SLi/CrossFire Support
This motherboard supports NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire™. Optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow.

That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping off from your screen when running an NVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire™ setup.

Prevent Damage!
Worried about damaging the PCI-Express slot or your graphics card because of the weight?

MSI® VGA Armor
With the increased size and weight of modern high end graphics cards, traditional PCI Express slots often show signs of bending or even breaking. Meet VGA Armor, strengthened PCI Express slots using more solder points to make sure you never have to worry about breaking off any of the slots.

Total Fan Control
Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans connected to the motherboard, through a revolutionary and easy to use interface.

• Full control of fans through 4-pin fan headers.
• Real-time monitor fan speeds & temperatures.
• Intuitive, easy to use application design.
• Set profiles.
• Log fan speed, voltage and temperature status.

WHQL Certified. Windows 10 Ready
Benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10 with MSI PRO Series motherboards.

MSI is world’s first motherboard manufacturer to receive official Microsoft Windows 10 WHQL certification. With a true testament to compatibility and performance, the MSI R&D team ensures a worry-free experience when using the latest version of Microsoft Windows on any MSI PRO Series motherboard.

• 100% Compatibility
• 100% Performance
• 100% Trusted & Certified

Enhanced Experience

Studio Grade Sound With Audio Boost
With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. That way, you can enjoy breathtaking, crystal clear sound and music through 6-channel Audio or high impendence headphones and truly dominate the game.

• 7.1 Audio Jacks
• Isolated Audio PCB
• Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors
• Front Dedicated Headphone Out
• Separated Audio Layers
• Anti-popcorn Noise

2X Faster MSI USB 3.1 Gen2
Transferring your favorite games, music and movies over USB has never been faster. USB 3.1 Gen2 enables lightning fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!

Benefits:
• 2X faster than USB 3.1 Gen1.
• 20X faster than USB 2.0.
• Up to 10Gbps data transfer bandwidth.
• Boost transfer rate for your PC and peripherals.

Type-C with reversible design
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 Gen2 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.

Front USB 3.1 Gen1
With a cleverly placed USB 3.1 Gen1 front pin header on MSI motherboards, you can connect up to 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 devices directly to the front of your PC Chassis. This way you can easily enjoy fast USB speeds without having to use the hard-to-reach USB ports at the rear.

Double ESD Protection
The front USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on MSI motherboards are protected by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices. Features • Supports 6th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® / Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket.
• Supports DDR4-3600 Memory (OC).
• DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost.
• USB 3.1 Gen2 2X FASTER: USB 3.1 Gen2 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection.
• Turbo M.2 32Gb/s + Turbo U.2 ready + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C + SATA 6Gb/s.
• MULTI-GPU with VGA Armor: Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ and AMD Crossfire™.
• OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second.
• Click BIOS 5: Award-winning brand new Click BIOS 5 with high resolution scalable font.
• Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
• Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability.
• Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency.
• EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot.
• Overvoltage Protection: Prevent Unforeseen Damage.
• Windows 10 Ready: 100% Compatibility, Performance, Trusted and Certified.
Specifications
Specifications
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1151
QPI Speed N/A
Chipset Intel Z170
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) Unbuffered
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
Maximum Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Graphics Connectors  
Graphics Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support 2 Way SLi
Crossfire Support 3 Way CrossFireX
Audio Realtek ALC1150 7.1 HD Audio
Network Interface Type Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Interface Chip/Modules 1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
SATA SATA III 6Gb/s
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Water Cooled No
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 Bandwidth)
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24pin (V)
  • 1 x 8pin (V)
  • 3 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 2 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x FP Audio Header
  • 2 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x Parallel Port (LPT) Header
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
Back Panel
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 3 x Audio I/O
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
14 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan
Telephone:
0871 472 4747
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