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Expert Reviews (9) The following reviews are from your region. The average score is calculated from international review scores.

  • Good: Stock performance, Overclocking potential, Board aesthetics, layout, and design, UEFI BIOS design and usability, Configurable RGB LEDs using LED applet included with MSI Gaming App, Hinged M.2 cover plate / heatsink for secondary M.2 slot/li>, Ground-effe...

    Bad: Unable to run memory at speeds above 3200Mhz, Lack of RGB LED configuration via UEFI, UEFI-assisted overclocking limited to CPU speeds of 4.8Ghz, CPU speeds limited to 5.0GHz for manual overclocking, CMOS battery placement, No PCIe x1 port to right of pri...

    The MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard is a well designed board with some aesthetic enhancements meant to appeal to the gaming enthusiast. MSI integrated a carbon fiber overlay into all board heat sinks, as well as the rear panel cover, giving the boa...

  • 10 0
    9.2

    Date: 4/28/2017

    Good: Fully featured base for a high-end gaming build, Intel LAN, Gaming-focused audio, Dual M.2 ports, RAID capable, Mystic Light RGB - you choose the board's color or turn it off, Great memory support, Easy overclocking

    Bad: No HB SLI bridge included, No Cache/Ring voltage adjustments, LEDs. EVERYWHERE, No Wi-Fi

    The MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON is available for US$175. Fully featured base for a high-end gaming build Intel LAN Gaming-focused audio Dual M.2 ports, RAID capable Mystic Light RGB - you choose the board's color or turn it off Great memory support E...

  • Good: Sturdy Construction, Great Performance, Good Overclocking, Excellent Aesthetic Design, Superb Software, M.2 Shield

    Bad: Can't Control LEDs from BIOS, but settings do remain the same through power cycles after being set once in the OS

    If gaming's your thing (which it probably is if you're shopping for a Z270), then the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon is the best board to consider due to it's rich amount of features and performance, at a price that's impossible to ignore...

  • Good: Carbon Fiber and More Carbon Fiber, Excellent Gaming Performance, Good Overclocking Ability, Well Thought-out Features and Utilities, RGB LED Case Lighting Control, Reasonable Price

    The MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon a beauty to behold and instantly instill a strong sense of speed. The carbon fiber look trim combined with MSI's excellent Mystic RGB Lighting is sure to win many fans and I'm one of them. The beauty and speed. extends deep...

  • To compete in today's motherboard market, it's no longer enough for a mainboard to support the latest hardware and up-and-coming standards. Nor are enthusiasts surprised to see high-end amenities for onboard audio and networking—or other fancy gaming extr...

  • 10 0
    8

    Date: 1/3/2017

    conclusion Despite my view of Kaby Lake in general I do have to say that the motherboard manufacturers did a lovely job with the new ranges being released. This Gaming PRO Carbon for example remains affordable, yet manages to impress. It tweaks as good...

  • The new MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon has certainly improved upon the prior Z170 Gaming Carbon Pro! The motherboard never faltered (other than when overclocking), performing perfectly stable. The software ran smoothly, which is always appreciated as a perfec...

  • The MSI Gaming Pro Carbon is a seriously affordable take on the Z270 formula, but without cutting out any of the big features. Indeed it is one of the great boons about this latest iteration of the Intel chipset that so very much of the featureset is buil...

  • The Z270 platform takes everything that we already love about the Z170 platform and polishes and tweaks it a little. It's certainly not the big upgrade that the Z170 chipset was over the Z97, but then again, it doesn't need to be. Much like Kaby Lake its...

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Technical Specifications

Processor

  • Intel®
  • LGA 1151 (Socket H4)

Audio

  • 1
  • Y

Design

  • ATX
  • Intel Z270

Networking

  • Y
  • N
  • 1

Ports & Interfaces

  • 2
  • 1

Weight & Dimensions

  • 9.61" (244 mm)
  • 12" (305 mm)
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