MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon pictured

Improved looks

The Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon from MSI is a mid-range motherboard that comes with a few interesting features. Compared to the previous model, which goes by the name Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon, we see a similar color scheme - as the name suggests - but a reworked layout and a new design for all the heatsinks.

Like the same model from the previous generation, the Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon is based on an ATX form factor, yet this time MSI is using all the area available on the PCB. The Gaming Pro Carbon also comes with RGB backlight underneath PCH cooler and there are steel reinforcements on PCIe slots. In general the layout is quite similar to the previous model and therefore it has also been equipped with three full-sized PCIe slots.

There are still six SATA-III ports but only four of them have been angled. Apart from that you get two M.2 slots allowing the installation of differently sized SSDs. The first M.2 slot is placed in the middle of motherboard and is compatible with 22110 units, while the second one is in the bottom area and it supports 2280 SSDs. The first one also features MSI’s M.2 Shield which should improve your M.2 SSD’s temperatures.

Like with the more expensive Gaming M5 there is also a plastic I/O cover, which received some carbon-like looking stickers and RGB backlight. Although this particular board is placed somewhere between entry-level and mid-range in the case of Z370, we think it could be an interesting choice, since the price is most certainly going to be very competitive.
  • Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon

Source: Guru3D

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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