X370 GAMING PLUS – The Competitive Edge
Unlimited customization options and packed with exclusive gaming features, MSI PERFORMANCE GAMING motherboards offer the best possible gaming experience.
- ATX form factor
- Supports AMD® RYZEN Series processors and 7th Gen A-series / Athlon™ Processors for socket AM4
- Supports DDR4-3200+(OC) Memory
- DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
- VR Ready and VR Boost: Best virtual reality game experience without latency, reduces motion sickness
- Mystic Light Sync: Synchronize other RGB solutions with your gaming rig and control all LEDs in one click
- Lightning Fast Game experience: Turbo M.2, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2
- Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
- GAMING LAN with LAN Protect: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management
- Military Class 4, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency
- MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI™ & AMD Crossfire™
- In-Game Weapons: Game Boost, 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
- WHQL certified for Windows 10
Personalize Your Gaming Rig
Customize and set up your own color scheme with RGB Mystic Light sync. 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!
Extend Your RGB Experience With Ease
MSI's Mystic Light Extension pinheader provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller. By simply connecting any 12V RGB LED strip to the 4-pin Mystic Light Extension RGB-strip header gamers can sync colors to any style they choose.
Mystic Light Sync: Synchronize Your LED Experience
With the convenience of Mystic Light Sync, you can control RGB LED solutions from other brands, such as CPU coolers, keyboards and mice or RGB system fans.
Get Started With Mystic Light
To use Mystic Light, download the latest version of the MSI Gaming App below. For remote control of Mystic Light, simply download the latest version of the Mystic Light App for your smartphone from the Google Play Store or the App Store.
Smartphone & PC Control
Create your own colorful masterpiece with ease. The easy to use Gaming APP is available on PC, phone and tablet. It offers remote control, simply using your smartphone or tablet. Make your PC look and feel brand new with any color you want with just a few clicks!
Stay Cool While Gaming
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 any way you want.
Looking Cool While Keeping Cool
High quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable at the best performance during long gaming sessions.
Fully Controllable Fan Headers
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.
DC or PWM Mode with Hystersis
MSI fan headers 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.
Total Control In BIOS And Software
Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans and check your primary system characteristics 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.
Optimized for Water Cooling
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & custom water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked 'keep-out-zone' allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
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.
Total Freedom, Maximum Ease
Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You're free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely.
Simply assign functions to any key whether to launch your favorite games, load profiles or do real-time overclocking with the push of a single button. The possibilities are endless!
Dedicated Port for Gaming Peripherals
The GAMING Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high-end gaming peripherals to fully utilize their features and responsiveness. Customize your mouse DPI to enhance accuracy or program macro combinations using the easy-to-use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.
Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!
Want More Performance? Try Multi GPU!
Gaming enthusiasts are always looking for more performance to get the ultimate experience. Using multiple graphics cards is a great way to find out just how good it gets. MSI GAMING motherboards fully support multi GPU technologies and have optimal PCI-E slot placement for the best thermal performance.
A Different View on Gaming
MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game simultaneously. Simply add a link or stream to the Dragon Eye application and select the size, position, volume and transparency and start gaming. The hotkeys allow you to start/pause your video or set the volume.
In-Game Feedback, On-Screen Display
Keep track of your system performance with the OSD function in Gaming App. This feature allows you to fully customize which statistics are shown on-screen while you play your games. Keep an eye on your CPU speed, FPS counter, GPU temperature and much more while gaming without having to leave the game.
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.
Protect & Optimize Your Devices With Steel Armor
Steel Armor protects your M.2 SSD and slot from damage. But it does much more than that, Steel Armor ensures a clean data signal from the motherboard and M.2 SSD by protecting against electromagnetic interference (EMI) for a smooth experience.
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!
XBOOST Your Storage Performance
This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, making sure you reach the battlefield even quicker or saving you a lot of time when transferring data.
SATA Mass Storage
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.
Ultra-Fast Performance, Great Gaming Experience
All of the next gen storage connectors support NVMe, the fastest storage standard in the world. Simply put, MSI GAMING motherboards offer the best of the best in storage options & performance. Instantly load your favorite games and always be the first on the battlefield with MSI.
Immerse Yourself Into 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.
Get Ready To Be Overwhelmed By The Realms Of VR
From the start of Virtual Reality, MSI has been deeply involved in making VR Ready hardware in each of its product lines. Whether it's a feature-rich motherboard, a framerate boosting graphics card or a blazing fast complete gaming system, a huge set of VR-supporting features awaits you.
Put Yourself Into The Game With VR Boost
Only MSI products are equipped with VR Boost. When using a VR headset, you want to have a smooth experience. Traditional USB ports can suffer signal drops, significantly impacting performance of connected devices. VR Boost is a smart chip that ensures a clean and strong signal to a VR optimized USB port, giving you an enjoyable VR experience.
Optimized For The Best VR Brands
Want the best of the best VR experience without any compromise? MSI motherboards offer everything you need when exploring the possibilities of VR. By closely working with the industries' leading VR vendors, we make sure you get the best possible gaming experience when choosing Virtual Reality.
Straight Into The Action With One Click To VR
Both hard- and software need to be in tune for a smooth VR experience. One Click to VR makes it very fast and easy to get primed for VR. A single click sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications won't impact your virtual adventure. Click here to learn more about MSI VR.
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.
Amplify Your Game With Audio Boost
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, offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Locate your enemies with your eyes closed using Audio Boost.
Isolated Audio Design With RGB LED Border
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.
Separated Audio Layers For Clean Left & Right Channels
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.
Dedicated High Definition Audio Processor
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.
Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors For A Warmer 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 are widely considered to be one of the great choices for the best sound output.
Golden Connectors For Optimal 7.1 Sound Quality
With golden 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.
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 tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.
Optimize Online Gaming Traffic For Lower Latency!
MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.
LAN Protect To Shield Your System Against Power Surges
Featuring 15KV anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity, the LAN Protect connector is designed to give you a reliable networking experience.
Unmatched memory performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Enhanced Stability With Optimized Memory Layout
Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.
Memory Speed Impacts Performance
The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in gaming performance or when working with large video and photography files.
Extreme Stability & Compatibility Testing
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 to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
Enable A-XMP with ease using a single option in the BIOS to gain performance and create a perfectly stable system.
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.
What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.
EZ Debug LED
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.
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
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!
Double Bandwidth With Lightning USB 3.1 Gen 2
Using multiple USB 3.1 devices has never been faster! Featuring the Lighting ASmedia 2142 USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds when connecting multiple USB devices at the same time. The Lightning USB connectors are covered with gold to ensure a bitter signal and performance.
Type-C Reversible Connector For Next-Gen USB
Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible USB connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.
X-Boost Your USB Performance
When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 20% 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.
Super Charge Your Phone & Gaming Gear
MSI Super Charger USB ports charge any connected device faster. It delivers more power than regular USB ports to your smartphone, tablet, USB game controller or portable console.
Front Side USB Faster Than Ever With USB 3.1
Ready for next generation cases and perfect to use with the latest smartphones, the onboard front side USB connector now offers ultra-high speed through USB 3.1 with Type-A.
Double ESD Protection
Never worry about damage caused by defective USB devices. The USB ports on MSI motherboards are shielded by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.
Apps To Help You Win
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.
X-BOOST Your Storage
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 for up to 20% increased speeds, higher system responsiveness and faster loading of in-game levels.
Take Command Of Your System
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.
SSD Not Fast Enough? Try MSI® RAMDISK
MSI motherboards include RAMDisk, allowing you to create a virtual drive from your system RAM memory. Instantly load your favorite game, speed up your browser or your page file to significantly speed up your system!
CPU-Z MSI Gaming Edition
MSI has worked closely with the CPUID team to develop a special edition of CPU-Z featuring the famous MSI GAMING dragon. Use CPU-Z to gather key information of your system's key components, like CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.
Quality & Protection
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.
Fortify Your System With PCI-E Steel Armor
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 for a pure gaming experience and even higher overclocking.
Shield Your SSD & Memory With Steel Armor
MSI Steel Armor protects your M.2 SSD and slot from physical harm. It also ensures a clean data signal between the motherboard and M.2 SSD by shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Steel Armor helps to deliver a smooth gaming experience.
Ultimate Motherboard Protection
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.
Super Stable With The Highest Quality Components
MSI uses Military Class 4 components, which is the latest evolution of the industries' highest quality standard. These high quality components are shielded by the best protection to make sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.
A key ingredient in high-end motherboard designs, Dark Caps have lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and an increased lifespan of over 10 years.
A special core design allows the Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature offering better power efficiency and stability.
Certified For Gaming
Each model is tweaked to deliver the best FPS for a stutter-free gaming experience. Tested in 24-hour on- and offline gaming sessions with the most popular gaming gear by the world's best eSports players, so you can enjoy top performance and reliability in the world's most popular games.
A Gamers' 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.
Easy To Read, Hi-Res BIOS Font
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.
Easy Mode For Quick Gaming Tweaks
When you just want to get back to your game, 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.
Easy Search & Favorites
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.
Hardware Monitor With Fan Control
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.
Make Your SSD As Fast As New With Secure Erase+
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 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!
Instantly Optimize and Boost Your Performance
CLICK BIOS 5 provides easy access to memory profiles to optimize your internal memory timings and speeds for maximum stability and performance in-game. Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance using MSI Game Boost.
|CPU Support||AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™/7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
- Supports AM4 Socket 14 nm CPU
|Chipset||AMD® X370 Chipset|
|Memory||4x DIMM DDR4-2400, Un-buffered Memory, 64 GB max.
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 3200(OC)+ Mhz
|Display Support||7th Gen A-series / Athlon™ processor support:
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x HDMI v1.4 port
Supports up to 2 displays simultaneously.
Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB.
|Multi-GPU Support||RYZEN series processor:
Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology, 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processor:
Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE_2, PCIE_4)
- RYZEN series processors support x16/x0, x8/x8 mode
- 7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors support x8/x0 mode
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE_6, supports x4 mode) *
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
* PCI_E6 slot will be PCIe 2.0 x1 when installing device in any PCIe x1 slot.
|Storage||AMD® X370 Chipset:
1 x M.2 port (Key M), Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (RYZEN series processor) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors) and SATA 6Gb/s 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (SATA1, SATA2)
Supports Raid 0, 1, 10
|LAN||1 x Intel® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC892 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
|USB Ports||AMD® X370 Chipset:
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal USB connectors
6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset:
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on the back panel
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
1 x LAN RJ-45 port
6 x OFC audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x 24-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (support additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin PUMP fan connector (supports up to 2A)
4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x RGB LED connector
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Serial port connector
1 x Parallel port connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
|Special Features||RGB Mystic Light Sync
6 fan headers with full fan control
Audio Boost 4
Double bandwidth USB 3.1
Reversible Type-C connector
Front USB 3.1
Windows 10 certified
|Supported OS||Windows® 10, 64 bit
Windows® 8.1, 64 bit
Windows® 7, 32 bit/64 bit
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor
30.4 x 24.3 cm (12" x 9.6")
- MSI X370 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
- User's Manual
- Quick Installation Guide
- I/O Shield
- SATA 6 Gb/s Cable(s)