MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

Software and BIOS

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

Software and BIOS

A lot of manufacturers provide a one stop shop for their hardware and the MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon is no exception. Everything is well laid out and responsive, with a lot of powerful features available to those of you who enjoy tweaking. If we had one complaint, and we do, it is that the SYS fan controller only allows you to go down to 50%. That's frankly ridiculous. There is no excuse for not allowing us full control, particularly when taming noise is the important element of fan control, but most fans are pretty loud at 50% when compared to even 30%, let alone lower values. We do hope that MSI get this addressed quickly and we will update here if they do because as it stands, this would be a deal breaker for us.

Make sure you scroll down to see about the high speed memory issues.

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review  

High Speed Memory Voltage Issues

When trying to get high speed memory running we did notice some rather unnerving 'auto' voltages. This just concretes the reason why we take things into manual control when trying to push the envelope with high end kit. anything above 3200MHz was quite frankly silicone killing levels of volts for day to day usage, 3200MHz wasn't great if we are honest and we would manually set ANYTHING above 2800MHz. 

If you look carefully at the System Agent Voltage and the VCCIO volts running above 1.4v for 3600MHz, when manually set the memory was 100% stable running just 1.15v on both. Quite the difference and this is something MSI must get fixed and fixed quick or there will be a lot of CPU RMA's from people that happen to be running fast memory and an 'auto' set up (yes this includes just enabling XMP) We are expecting matters to be resolved swiftly but for reference this was running V.123 edition BIOS.


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06-01-2017, 05:18:14

Peace
For the dual sound processors offering two sound sources, I can imagine a streamer's setup, where you want to have your game sound over your headset and some music in the background via speakers. When I stream sometimes and I feel like turning on some music, it's kinda tough to get the right balance. Sometimes I only want the audience to hear the music but not myself. To achieve this scenario you'd need some hard to understand software or this motherboard. Simply set the voice recognition or your mic's sensitivity to a level where it can record the music coming from the speakers, while you can completely focus on the game's sound, because your headset covers your ears from the speaker's music.

Other than that... Maybe not having to swap any cables or disable the headset in Windows' audiomixer, if you want to watch a movie with le girlfriend?Quote

12-02-2017, 11:09:29

EdoCarbo93
Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a new motherboard for my gaming PC. I found the MSI carbon PRO Z270 very complete ad good looking so I decided to use as boot drive the Corsair MP500 M.2 120GB. Does anyone know if these two components are compatible together and if this M.2 can be used as boot drive? thanksQuote

12-02-2017, 13:06:13

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by EdoCarbo93 View Post
Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a new motherboard for my gaming PC. I found the MSI carbon PRO Z270 very complete ad good looking so I decided to use as boot drive the Corsair MP500 M.2 120GB. Does anyone know if these two components are compatible together and if this M.2 can be used as boot drive? thanks
Should work fine if youre using Windows 10Quote
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