MSI B250 Gaming M3: The Affordable Enthusiast Gaming Board
DDR4-2400, Intel® Optane™ Ready, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port & VR Boost
Master The Game
With a unique look and feel, packed with exclusive gaming features, MSI's Enthusiast GAMING Series Motherboards offer the best possible gaming experiences to serious Gamers.
With designs and capabilities created to be tactical advantages on virtual gaming worlds, the B250 Gaming M3 is ready to play!
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"We are proud to be a part of the MSI GAMING testing program to help give gamers the best hardware to play games at the highest level."
~Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, Fnatic CS:GO Team
- LGA1151 Socket for 7th / 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors
- Supports Up to DDR4-2400 Memory: RAM can not OC due to B250 Chipset
- DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
- VR Ready: Best virtual reality game experience without latency
- Mystic Light Sync: Synchronize other RGB solutions with your gaming rig and control all LEDs in one click
- Twin Turbo M.2 with Steel Armor: Intel Optane Memory Ready, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
- Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 2: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
- GAMING LAN with LAN Protect, powered by Killer™: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management
- Military Class 5 & Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency
- MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slot. Supports AMD Crossfire™
- In-Game Weapons: GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, Xsplit Gamecaster
- EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
- Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function
- GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players
Personalize Your Gaming Rig
Customize and set up your own color scheme with RGB Mystic Light. Select any of the colors from the palette using your smartphone or the MSI Gaming App to match your system style. Bored of the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second!
Stay Cool While Gaming
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We've made sure to include 6 fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
Gaming Features: Your In-game Advantage
Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.
Be the First on the Battlefield
This MSI GAMING motherboard supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.
Immerse Yourself In Virtual Worlds
Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth VR ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features geared to VR, MSI brings gamers and VR professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
Sound That Pulls You Into The Game
Get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. 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 exciting gameplay.
Dominate The Game With The Lowest Latency
Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components, like the Killer™ E2500 LAN Controller, tuned to deliver the best online gaming experiences without lag.
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Designed for Limitless Tuning
Founded on experience and with a long history of creating the best performing motherboards packed with smart features, you can count on this motherboard to deliver the best performance under the most extreme conditions. Countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker.
Maximize Your USB Device Performance
Transfer your favorite games, 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 up to 10Gb/s!
These Apps Greatly Improve Efficiency
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.
- Command Center
- Live Update
Built On Everlasting Quality
Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible gaming and professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, high performance motherboard.
A Gamer's BIOS
We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance when gaming.
|CPU Support||7th and 6th Gen Intel® Processors (Socket 1151)|
|Memory||4x DDR4 DIMM Slots, 64GB Maximum (4x 16GB)
7th Gen Intel CPUs support up to DDR4-2400 RAM
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
(w/ compatible CPUs)
|1x HDMI port:
7th Gen Intel CPUs support up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 30Hz
6th Gen Intel CPUs support up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 24Hz
1x DVI port: up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60HzMaximum shared memory of 1024MB
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16/x4 mode)*
* The second PCI x16 slot (x4) is unavailable when the M.2 SSD slot is used.
4x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD® 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology (x16 / x4)|
|Storage||Intel® B250 Chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
* M.2 and SATA ports support up to 2x M.2 PCIe SSDs + 6x SATA HDDs.
2x M.2 slots (Key M)
|LAN||Killer™ E2500 Chipset:
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN Port
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220 Codec:
Audio Boost 4
Nahimic 2 w/ Sound Tracker
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio via 3.5mm jacks
- Isolated Audio Design w/ Separate Audio Circuit Layers
- Headphone Audio Amplifier w/ up to 600Ω Impedance
- S/PDIF output
|USB||ASMedia® ASM 1142 Codec:
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A port
1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C port
Intel® B250 Chipset:
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
5 x 3.5mm Gold Plated Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (up to 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 portss (up to 4x USB 2.0 ports)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin water pump fan connector
4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x Front panel connectors
1 x LED connector
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x Serial connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||304 x 243mm|