MSI Z270 Gaming M7 review – great look and performance

Along with the launch of Intel 7th Gen, I’ve tested some motherboards from different budget and performance levels. From MSI, I’ve started with Z270 Gaming M5 and Z270 XPower Titanium, and today another member of the series it’s here for review: Z270 Gaming M7.

It is above M5, and the immediate subaltern of XPower, so let’s check it out.





MSI Z270 Gaming M7


- Intel Socket 1151 for 7th / 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


- Intel Z270


- 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB

- Supports DDR4 4133MHz+

- Dual channel memory architecture


- Dual Realtek ALC1220 HD

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- 1x Killer E2500 Gigabit LAN


- 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8, x8/x4/x4)

- 3x PCIe 3.0 x1


Intel Z270 chipset:

- 3x Ultra M.2 Socket 3

- 6x SATA3 ports

- 1x U.2 port

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology, Intel Optane

USB ports

Intel Z270 chipset:

- 7x USB 2.0 ports (3 back, 4 by extension)

- 6x USB 3.1 ports (2 back, 4 by extension)


ASMedia ASM2142:

- 2x USB 3.1 Type-C (1 back, 1 by extension)

- 1x USB 3.1 Type-A

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 9.6 inch (30.5 x 24.4 cm)



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