MSI B360M BAZOOKA: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs1 Only
MSI Motherboards Take Full Advantage of Intel® 8th Gen Processors
This MSI B360M BAZOOKA 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 customizable performance in a micro ATX form factor which lets you use a smaller case without sacrificing a single frame per second of gaming performance!
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This Motherboard is packed with exclusive MSI Gaming features that will be your tactical advantage.
Once again, MSI continues to offer popular hardware features and software tools for Gamers!
This MSI Motherboard designed and created to be a tactical advantage in virtual gaming worlds.
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- Designed exclusively for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
maximize your connectivity and speed with a M.2 slot with Intel® Optane™ Memory compatibility
- Turbo M.2 Slot:
Running at PCie 3.0 x4 maximizes the performance of high speed NVMe based SSDs
- Extended Heetsink Design:
MSI extended PWM and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed
- Core Boost:
With premium layout and optimized power design to support more cores and provide better performance
- 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
- PCi-E Steel Armor:
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI issues
Software that auto-detects and allows you to boost the performance of Storage, Optane™ and USB Devices
- EZ Debug LED:
The quickest, easiest way to troubleshoot any possible installation and OC issues.
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 HDMI & DVI-D VGA displays
- Supports HDMI 1.4b up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
- Supports DVI-D up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Maximum shared memory: 1,024 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider™
|Storage||Intel® B360 Chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage device support
|Expansion Slots||1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x16 mode)
2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
|Multi-GPU Support||Only 1 PCIe Video Card Supported|
|USB Ports||Intel® B360 Chipset:
Rear I/O Ports:
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports via 2x Motherboard connectors
2x USB 2.0 ports (480Mbps) ports via 1x Motherboard connector
|LAN||Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN Chipset:
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
|Audio||8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC:
5x 3.5mm Audio jacks
1x S/PDIF Audio jack
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x PS/2 Combo Keyboard / Mouse port
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (5Gbps) rear ports
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) rear ports
4x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) rear ports
1x DisplayPort port
1x HDMI port
1x DVI-D port
1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port
5x 3.5mm Audio jacks
1x S/PDIF Audio jack
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||micro ATX: 244 x 244mm|
- 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.