Based on the Intel Z270 chipset, this motherboard works perfectly with 6th/7th generation Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors. It’s packed with performance and features to fuel your needs for home & office use + gaming. The motherboard is also built with premium components and incorporates MSI’s decades of experience in engineering and manufacturing. So you can count on the MSI Z270-A PRO to deliver stable and reliable performance in various conditions.
Note: NOT compatible with Intel 8th gen CPUs.
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 professionals, these motherboards will fit into any PC, making your life easier while supporting your business with super-stable, reliable and long-lasting top performance.
MSI PRO Series motherboards are optimized for crypto currency mining like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more. These motherboards come with more PCI expansion slots that have been optimally perfectly placed so you can install multiple graphics cards simultaneously with ease. The Optimized Power Design and special BIOS options ensure a rock-solid system for long mining sessions to maximize efficiency and coin generation.
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We’ve made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system to the max.
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans, giving you full control to set up a cool & silent system. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.
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.
Supporting the latest display connectors for new technologies (OLED, HDR) and legacy connectors for beamers, MSI motherboards are designed to make life easier for any professional user.
Professional monitors, TVs, beamers and other displays, are all supported by the VGA and DVI-D outputs on this MSI motherboard. No matter what screen type you want to connect, dedicated graphics card or onboard connector you need to use, MSI motherboards have you covered.
Enjoy awesome 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) video playback with MSI motherboards.
Optimized for professional and multimedia use, this generation’s motherboard comes equipped with a high-quality network solution ready to serve you with 24/7 reliability when transferring big data.
The Gigabit network adapter on MSI Professional motherboards offers fast, reliable and secure networking. Network Manager, an easy-to-use bandwidth optimizing software, allows you to change applications’ traffic priority, making it perfect for cloud computing and data syncing.
This MSI product supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you noticeable benefits. Start programs faster, load data faster and increase productivity.
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 system!
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot-up and insanely-quick loading of applications and data. Delivering speeds up to 32Gbps per device using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!
This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects any storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, saving you a lot of time when loading or transferring data.
We made sure each MSI motherboard comes with enough SATA ports to connect loads of HDDs for long-term storage of large files and system backups.
All of the fast SSD connectors support NVMe, the fastest storage standard in the world. Simply put, MSI motherboards offer the best of the best in storage options & performance. Instantly load your most used software and reduce waiting times with MSI.
Get the most immersive sound experience. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game-changing sound to create the most dynamic soundscapes.
Built on years of experience in building motherboards dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound, Audio Boost has developed into a high quality audio unit. This offers a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Locate your enemies with your eyes closed using Audio Boost.
Audio Boost operates like a dedicated soundcard by being physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal possible. A bright border illuminated by LEDs showcases and protects the Hi-Fi audio unit.
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally-pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.
Audio Boost is powered by an EMI-shielded high-quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.
By dedicating golden audio capacitors to the front output, a high-fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio-level headphones is ensured. The Chemi-Con audio capacitors have been widely considered as one of the greatest choices for the best sound output.
With premium audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with the least chance of distortion. Using gold also prevents any corrosion or oxidation in the long run, which could impact signal quality.
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Optimized traces and a fully-isolated memory circuit ensure perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.
The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in operational performance or when working with large video and photography files.
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more who help optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.
Transfer lots of data, 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!
When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to a 30% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data. This handy tool is very easy to use and automatically detects & optimizes the USB devices connected to your system.
MSI Super Charger USB ports charge any connected device faster. They deliver more power than regular USB ports to better charge and utilize your smartphone, tablet, USB peripherals or other battery-powered gear.
Ready for next-generation cases and perfect for use with the latest smartphones, the onboard front-side USB connector now offers ultra-high speeds through USB 3.1 with Type-A.
Never worry about damage caused by defective USB devices. The USB ports on MSI motherboards are shielded by a set of protective integrated circuits (ICs) to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
With years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest-quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming.
This unique and exclusive software allows you to boost the performance of any storage or USB device connected to your system. Simply use X-BOOST’s Easy or Advanced mode to tune your system speed for increased, higher system responsiveness and faster loading of data.
MSI’s Command Center software is the perfect tool to get the most out of your motherboard. With an intuitive interface, Command Center allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance and optimize your system’s cooling features.
Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your game.
MSI motherboards include RAMDisk, allowing you to create a virtual drive from your system RAM memory. Instantly load your software, speed up your browser or your page file to significantly speed up your system!
With the latest operating systems supporting UEFI fast-booting methods, we have added a “Fast Boot” option to take full advantage of this. Simply enable “Fast Boot” either in the BIOS or with the convenient application for faster boot times.
We use only the finest quality components and also integrate the latest technological innovations to deliver the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality-testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super-reliable, long-lasting and high-performance motherboard.
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armor also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference to provide a pure and reliable signal for the best performance, even when turning it up a notch.
We’ve made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.
MSI uses components with the latest evolution of the industries’ highest quality standard. MSI quality-approved components are shielded with the best protection and make sure your system run smoothly under the most extreme gaming conditions.
With MSI you benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows 10. With a true dedication to performance, our R&D team has made sure everything works as intended when using the latest version of Microsoft Windows on any MSI product.
An award-winning, high-resolution, scalable font is used to make CLICK BIOS 5 easy to read, no matter what type of screen you use. The clean design layout, together with this great font, makes CLICK BIOS 5 a true next-gen UEFI BIOS.
When you just want to get back to work, EZ-mode presents you with basic BIOS settings and functions for some quick adjustments. If you feel like spending more time fine-tuning options to boost your system’s performance, the Advanced mode is the way to go.
Can’t find a specific BIOS setting? Don’t worry, a permanent search option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need. Want quick access to important settings? My Favorites gives easy access to selected Favorite settings, supporting up to 5 groups of Favorites.
The hardware monitor lets you take control of your system and check your primary system vitals in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
When using an SSD, its performance will slowly decrease over time as more and more data is written onto it. This will slow down Read/Write speeds and increase the access times of your SSD, making your system feel sluggish. Using an optimized formatting algorithm, Secure Erase+ lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed, making your system feel brand new!
CLICK BIOS 5 provides easy access to XMP memory profiles to optimize your system’s memory timings and speeds for maximum stability and performance. Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance using MSI OC Genie.