Product Id: 02.01.033.180
Quick OverviewMSI B360A Pro DDR4 8th/9th Gen LGA1151 Socket Mainboard with Turbo M.2 and 6 PCIe Slot
|Model||MSI B360A Pro|
|Supported CPU||9th/8th Generation Intel Core, Pentium, Gold and Celeron Processors|
|Memory MHz||2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz|
|SATA Port||5 x SATA|
|PCI Express Slot||2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1|
|LAN Chipset||Intel I219-V|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||2 x USB3.1 Gen2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen1, 6 x USB2.0|
|Feature||USB 2.0 & PS/2 Combo Port, DVI-D Port, Display Port, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A+C, LAN Port & USB 3.1 Gen1, Audio jacks, Heavy plated heatsinks, DDR4 Boost, Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost|
|Audio Chipset.||Realtek ALC892 Codec|
|Multi-GPU Support||2-Way AMD CrossFire|
|Optane Memory Support||Yes|
|Others||1 x M.2, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x Series port connector, 9 mounting holes|
Model - MSI B360A Pro, CPU Sockets - LGA1151, Chipset - Intel B360, Supported CPU - 9th/8th Generation Intel Core, Pentium, Gold and Celeron Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892 Codec, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, USB Port - 2 x USB3.1 Gen2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen1, 6 x USB2.0, DVI Port - 1, SATA Port - 5 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, Form Factor - ATX, CrossFire Support - Yes, Special Features - USB 2.0 & PS/2 Combo Port, DVI-D Port, Display Port, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A+C, LAN Port & USB 3.1 Gen1, Audio jacks, Heavy plated heatsinks, DDR4 Boost, Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost, Others - 1 x M.2, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x Series port connector, 9 mounting holes, Warranty - 3 year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.