The MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon MS-7A12 is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1151 socket.
It has maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||LGA 1151||Onboard GPU||no|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||PCI Slots||-|
|Form Factor||ATX||SATA 1.0||0|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 2.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||SATA 3.0||0|
|Graphics Card Interface||Not sure||RAID Support||yes|
|SLI Support||1 graphics cards||Internal I/O|
|Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards||Back Panel I/O|
The MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon MS-7A12 uses the Intel LGA 1151 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon MS-7A12 should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.
The MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon MS-7A12 does not support onboard graphics. Any system build that uses this motherboard therefore requires a separate graphics card, or a processor that has a GPU on the same die, such as AMD APU processors. There are 0 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. The MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon MS-7A12 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.