The MSI H110m is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1151 socket.
It has 0 GB DDR4 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-BTX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||LGA 1151||Graphics Card Interface||PCIe v2.x|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Chipset||i7 6700k||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|Form Factor||Micro-BTX||Onboard GPU||yes|
|Max RAM||0 GB DDR4||PCI Slots|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR4||SATA 1.0||0|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 2.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 3.0||0|
|USB 2.0 Internal Slots||2||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 2.0 Rear||2||Internal I/O|
|USB 3.0 Rear||2||Back Panel I/O|
The MSI H110m uses the Intel LGA 1151 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry.
The Micro-BTX MSI H110m uses a less common standard than the traditional ATX you most often see. As such, you should be wary of its compatibility with other cases, as well as the compatibility of PSUs with the case you choose.
The MSI H110m supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means a graphics cards will have to be placed in a smaller PCIe slot, which will significantly and detrimentally affect its performance potential, limiting it to the bandwidth of that particular slot. In addition, the graphics card interface revision should be as close as possible to the motherboard's PCIe v2.x graphics card interface in order to maximize the potential of both the motherboard and the graphics card. The MSI H110m does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The MSI H110m has 4 USB 2.0 slots and 2 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.