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MSI Z370-A Pro Overview Visual Inspection BIOS and Software Board Features System Performance CPU Performance: Short form Gaming Performance Overclocking with the i7-8700K Final Words & Conclusion

The MSI Z370-A Pro is an inexpensive motherboard from MSI's 'Pro' series of boards. The Pro series boards are designed for nội dung creators and professionals who can use the horsepower of the high-endCoffee-Lake CPUs and require reliability & performance. The Z370-A Pro, at $110, in this review strives to lớn accomplish fitting in here with its complement of features,as well as supporting overclocking to get the most out of the installed processor.

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MSI Z370-A Pro Overview

The Z370-A Pro comes from a family of 13 different motherboards in MSI's Z370 lineup. Within that lineup are boards from its various categories from Enthusiast Gaming, Performance Gaming, và Arsenal Gaming, và the Pro series, all designed to offer users different feature sets & aesthetics. The Z370-A Pro is the cheapest of the line up, & is not intended to be an RGB light show and meant lớn impress with flare và substance, but meant for business users who want or need high performance và use the latest hãng sản xuất intel Coffee Lake processors lượt thích the i7-8700K và do not want to pay more than needed for features that may not be used.

We inferred the board wouldn't win any beauty contests with its plain black/dark brown theme, but it isn't intended to lớn either. Fancy heatsinks và RGB LEDs do địa chỉ cửa hàng to the cost of the board which are features that are not likely khổng lồ be on the vị trí cao nhất of the danh sách for professional users. Typically they are looking for a reliable system which is able khổng lồ get the job done and quickly, without breaking the budget. hãng sản xuất intel Z370 Motherboard và CPU Coverage

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In our performance testing, the MSI Z370-A Pro performed well overall with results being competitive. Highlights include the power consumption, which was on the lighter side for both idle và load testing, và the board hasa pretty quick boot time. Other results were on par with other datasets so there is nothing holding the board back for our testing.


For overclocking, the $110 motherboard was able lớn reach 5.1GHz.As is the case with overclocking this CPU, we are limited by the cooling và not the motherboard. The OC Genie 4 one-touch button raised both the all bộ vi xử lý core CPU speed by100 MHz,and the single chip core speed by 100 MHz as well, yielding 4.4 GHz và 4.8 GHz clocks. The voltage used was higher than needed for the clocks, but it did not surpass our cooling capabilities which we have seen in the past from almost all boards.

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On the storage side of things, the MSI Z370-A Pro gives users the full complement of six SATA ports and has one M.2 slot for high-speed storage. Network duties are handled by a single Realtek LAN controller - Wi-Fi is not available. For USB connectivity, there are a total of six ports on the back (four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0) along with internal headers for a total of 14 possible USB ports (eight USB 3.0 và six USB 2.0). Missing is USB 3.1 support which if needed will have to come from an add-in card.

The board includes a total of six PCIe slots, two full-length, and four x1 size slots. The first full-length slot is CPU connected while the second (and x1 slots) are fed from the PCH. The board is able to support Crossfire only with MSI saying in their literature the Pro series boards are optimized by phyiscal layout and power thiết kế for cryptocurrency mining including additional BIOS options said to lớn ensure a stable system for long mining sessions.


The rear IO consists of three đoạn clip outputs (VGA, DVI-D, & a full size DisplayPort) a PS/2 mouse/keyboard full bộ port, four USB 3.0 ports, Two USB 2.0 ports, the LAN port, and 6-plug audio stack.

MSI's Z370 Motherboard Lineup
Z370 Godlike Gaming--
Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC$199$210
Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon-$180
Z370 Gaming M5$180$170
Z370 Krait Gaming$157$157
Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC$167$170
Z370M Gaming Pro AC$165$165
Z370 PC Pro$128$136
Z370 Tomahawk$138$130
Z370 SLI Plus$136$130
Z370M Mortar$134$124
Z370-A Pro$112$118
Z370 Gaming Plus$110$130

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*It should be noted that from this point on in our Z370 motherboard reviews, we are using Windows 10 RS3 with the Spectre/Meltdown patches as well asother script adjustments.

Information on Intel's Coffee-Lake CPU Desktop Processors

One important piece of information to note: technically these processors use the LGA1151 socket, also used by 6th và 7th Generation processors using the Z170 và Z270 chipsets. But due khổng lồ several (albeit minor) difference in the pin-layout of these two sets of processors, the 8th Generation Coffee Lake will only work in Z370 boards & are not cross-compatible.Back in October 2017, Ian Cutressreviewed a couple of processors(i7-8700K & i5-8400)in the Coffee Lake lineup - details on the rest of the sản phẩm stack are listed below.


The MSI Z370-A Pro Review

In this review, we have the following pages:

OverviewVisual InspectionBIOS và SoftwareBoard FeaturesSystem PerformanceCPU PerformanceGaming PerformanceOverclocking PerformanceConclusions
Visual Inspection MSI Z370-A Pro Overview Visual Inspection BIOS và Software Board Features System Performance CPU Performance: Short khung Gaming Performance Overclocking with the i7-8700K Final Words & Conclusion