MSI B360-A PRO: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs1 Only
MSI Motherboards Take Full Advantage of Intel® 8th Gen Processors
This MSI B360-A PRO Socket LGA-1151 v2 Motherboard is initially compatible with the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Series, Pentium Gold G5xxx Series and Celeron G49xx Series Processors1. Additional compatible Intel® Processors will be available in the future.
Older Socket LGA-1151 Processors are not pin compatible with this new Motherboard; as per Intel®, due to differences in how each pin is assigned and used.
Ready for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, this MSI Motherboard delivers style and performance, which lets you use control the look and style of your next Computer; especially if it has a side window.
MSI Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage
This MSI Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Core™, Pentium and Celeron Processor1 goes farther, faster than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have.
This motherboard comes exclusive MSI technologies that provide enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and plenty of boosted operations to give you the best possible gaming results and increased overall performance.
- Turbo M.2
Running at PCI-E Gen 3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs
- DDR4 Boost
Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability
- Audio Boost
Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive audio experience
Supports 2-way AMD CrossFire™ with optimal slot placement for the best airflow
- PCI-E with Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI
- Core Boost
With premium layout and optimized power design to support more cores and provide better performance
Software that auto-detects and allows you to boost the performance of any storage, Optane™, or USB device
- EZ Debug LED
Easiest way to troubleshoot
Operating System Support:
Requires the Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional Operating System.
Intel® Processor Support:
This MSI Motherboard has a LGA-1151 v2 Processor Socket which supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Desktop Processors. Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed with v2, making this Motherboard incompatible with 7th and earlier Gen Intel® Processors.
This Motherboard initially supports these Intel® Core™ processors, with more processor options expected later on:
- Core™ i7: i7-8700K, i7-8700
- Core™ i5: i5-8600K, i5-8600, i5-8500, i5-8400
- Core™ i3: i3-8350K, i3-8300, i3-8100
- Pentium Gold: G5600, G5500, G5400
- Celeron: G4920, G4900
|CPU Support1||Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium Gold and Celeron G Series desktop processors with Socket LGA1151 v2.
Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 Intel® Processors.
|Chipset||Intel® B360 Chipset|
|Memory||For matching Intel® 6+ Core Processors:
4x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)
For matching Intel® Dual and Quad Core Processors:
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
|Integrated Graphics||Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
Supports DisplayPort, DVI-D displays
Maximum Shared Memory: 1,024 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider™
|Storage||Intel® B360 Chipset:
5 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage device support
- Intel® Optane Memory Ready
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFireX™|
|USB Ports||Intel® B360 Chipset:
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A+C ports
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
6 x USB 2.0 ports
|LAN||Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN Chipset:
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
|Audio||8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC:
6 x 3.5mm Gold Plated Audio jacks
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 Combo Keyboard / Mouse port
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen2 rear port
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen2 rear port
2 x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen1 rear ports
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A rear ports
1 x DisplayPort port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port
6 x 3.5mm Audio jacks
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
- This Motherboard only supports 8th Gen Intel Core Processors on the LGA 1151 Socket. Pin assignments have changed, so 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors will not work. Any damage to this motherboard and / or 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors when used together voids the warranty of both products.