Z170A SLI PLUS

  • 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 (PCI-E mode only) + Turbo U.2 ready + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C + SATA 6Gb/s
  • MULTI-GPU with Steel 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
  • 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
  • Windows 10 Ready: 100% Compatibility, Performance, Trusted and Certified.

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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.

Unmatched memory performance and stability

 
DDR4 Boost
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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.

PRODUCTIVITY

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.

PERFORMANCE BOOST MODE

*Features may vary according to your platform and model

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)

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.

Data transfer speed

Supports

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THE ALL NEW, AWARD-WINNING CLICK BIOS 5

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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

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Low res, non-scalable

CLICK BIOS 5

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Sharp, hi-res, scalable design

STABLE, SECURE NETWORKING

This MSI PRO Series motherboards features an Intel® i219V Gigabit network adapter.

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

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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.

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Wi-Fi sharing

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DATA SHARING

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RELIABILITY

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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.

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.

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EASY DIAGNOSTIC

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 SLI / 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 from your screen when running an NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD CrossFire™ setup.

Prevent damage!

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

MSI® Steel Armor

Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free gaming experience and higher GPU overclocking.

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MSI® Steel ArmorReinforced, heavy soldered connections

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
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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
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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.

 
Golden Audio Jacks

7.1 Audio Jacks

With high quality audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.

 
Isolated Audio PCB

Isolated Audio PCB

Audio Boost acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry to give you a more clear audio signal.

 
Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors

Delivering high fidelity crystal clear sound with exceptional acoustics and realism.

 
Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Front Dedicated Headphone Out

Convenient use of the front panel audio output while retaining high quality sound.

 
Separated Audio Layers

Separated Audio Layers

Equal and perfect sound quality for left & right channel audio through the use of seperated layers in the PCB.

 
Anti-popcorn Noise

Anti-popcorn Noise

Audio Boost protects your ears against annoying loud popping sounds when you plug devices in or out or turn your PC on/off.

 

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!

USB3.1

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
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REVERSIBLE DESIGN

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.

LEGACY DVI / VGA VIDEO SUPPORT

To support professional monitors, TV's, beamers and other displays, this MSI motherboard features DVI and a VGA video output. No matter what screen type you want to connect, using a dedicated graphics card or an onboard connector, MSI motherboards have you covered.

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DVI-D

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VGA-OUT

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4K UHD

Enjoy awesome 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) video playback with MSI motherboards.

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HDMI

This motherboard is equipped with a HDMI port supporting the latest 4K Ultra-HD 4096×2160p resolution @ 24Hz to provide a breathtaking visual experience.

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Connectivity

Be sure to take full advantage by connecting your devices to the optimized ports.

Connectivity
  1. Mouse
  2. VGA port
  3. USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
  4. LAN port
  5. Audio connectors
  1. keyboard
  2. DVI-D port
  3. USB 3.1 Gen2 TypeC
  4. HDMI port
  5. USB 2.0 ports

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.
SHPIL!: Rating 9.5 out of 10 - Almost perfect
2016-06
Ukraine
MSI Z170A SLI Plus – чудесная материнка. Не чрезмерно дорогая, фанатику разгона явно не подойдёт, а вот искушенному геймеру, который хочет и стул съесть, и на рыбку сесть, подойдёт в самый раз.
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4 stars
2016-06
France
La qualité de fabrication est très bonne et la sobriété est de mise.
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recommend
2016-05
USA
MSI's Z170A SLI Plus comes out of our tests looking like a go-to mainstream motherboard for the Z170 chipset.
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Recommended
2016-04
USA
MSI has engineered a great motherboard that’s cheap, easy to use, comes with a few extra features, looks good and performs well.
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APPROVED 2016
2016-04
USA
The Z170A SLI Plus is tied for first place in sub-$140 Z170 motherboard overclocking
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Worth Considering
2016-04
United Kingdom
The MSI Z170A SLI Plus is a well-designed, good-looking motherboard.
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High functionality
2016-03
Ukraine
На стильной, матово-черной печатной плате формата ATX продуманно расположен практически весь набор необходимых в современных условиях функциональных элементов.
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Editor's choice
2016-02
Ukraine
За довольно демократичные $170 можно получить надежную платформу для своего ПК, которая позволит при необходимости легко и просто актуализировать начинку еще многие годы подряд.
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Silver
2016-02
France
Quand MSI a introduit le suffixe "SLI Plus" c’est la carte mère avec le meilleur chipset et la compatibilité SLI donc l’essentiel pour un bon PC de joueur
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Platinum Award 5/5
2016-02
Italy
Concludiamo le nostre analisi esprimendo un giudizio fortemente positivo per un prodotto azzeccato, in cui MSI ha intelligentemente dosato il rapporto prezzo-prestazioni
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Value for money
2016-01
United Kingdom
It's equally clear that the MSI is a great little motherboard for the things you'll actually be doing with it.
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Editor's Choice: Enthusiast GOLD Award
2016-01
USA
The MSI Z170A SLI Plus motherboard has got about everything you need to build a screaming Skylake gaming system and nothing you don't.
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Golden
2015-12
Spain
La MSI Z170A SLI Plus es la placa base para aquellos que piensan que la estética no es lo importante de un PC, sino su rendimiento
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Good Value
2015-12
USA
At the end of the day this is a great Z170 motherboard and you cannot argue with the price of $139.99 at all!
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9/10
2015-12
USA
At the end of the day this is a great Z170 motherboard and you cannot argue with the price of $139.99 at all!
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Great Value
2015-12
USA
As such the product at roughly a 150 bucks comes in as tremendously good value.
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Highly Recommened
2015-11
Vietnam
MSI Z170A SLI PLUS thuộc dòng PRO mới nhất của MSI, hướng đến sự cân bằng về mặt hiệu năng lẫn công nghệ bao gồm cả các tính năng mới nhất của MSI lẫn Intel với nền tảng Skylake.
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Approved
2015-11
United Kingdom
Manages to include an M.2 port plus a USB 3.1 Type-C port too. It's not a bad overclocker, has an excellent EFI and good layout plus it doesn't look bad either.
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Budget Buster
2015-11
United Kingdom
Killer board for the money!
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  • Socket
    1151
  • CPU (Max Support)
    i7
  • Chipset
    Intel® Z170
  • DDR4 Memory
    3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    64
  • PCI-Ex16
    3
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3(16)
  • PCI-Ex1
    3
  • SATAIII
    6
  • M.2 Slot
    1x 2280 Key M(PCIe Gen3 x4)
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.1 ports(Front)
    4(Gen1)
  • USB 3.1 ports (Rear)
    2(Gen1), 1(Gen2, Type-C)
  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)
    4
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6
  • VGA
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • DVI
    1
  • DirectX
    DX12
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • SLI
    2-Way
  • CrossFire
    3-Way

 

  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.

 

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