The H310M Pro-M2 LGA 1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the Intel H310 chipset and has an LGA 1151 socket designed for 8th generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. It’s equipped with two DDR4 memory slots that support up to 32GB of 2666 MHz RAM. For storage, it has four SATA III ports and a single M.2 slot, which supports speeds of up to 20 Gb/s with a compatible SSD. Graphics can be handled by your processor’s integrated GPU, or you can use its PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot for a more powerful dedicated graphics cards. Other integrated features include Intel Gigabit LAN, VGA, DVI-D, and HDMI outputs, and Realtek ALC887 7.1-channel high-definition audio. Moreover, this motherboard is equipped with RGB lighting that you can customize using MSI’s downloadable software.
- This motherboard is equipped with two fan headers that support both DC and PWM modes, which enable you to automatically or manually adjust their speed within BIOS or a third-party software to best fit your preferred noise-to-cooling ratio.
- The M.2 slot on this motherboard supports transfer speeds of up to 20 Gb/s using the PCIe Gen2 x4 interface. Using MSI’s software, you can enable X-Boost, which optimizes your SSD to maximize its storage performance.
- The two 280-pin DDR4 slots are designed with optimal traces and a fully isolated circuit for enhanced stability and performance. Together, they support up to 32GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM from a wide variety of manufacturers as well as Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile).
- Audio Boost – Delivers an enhanced and immersive listening experience with multiple hardware and software features.
- Isolated Audio Design with LED Border – Physically isolated circuitry ensures better audio signal.
- Separated Audio Layers – Separated layers in the PCB provide better sound quality for left- and right-audio channels.
- De-Pop Protection – Eliminates loud popping sounds when plugging or unplugging devices, or turning your system on or off.
- Dedicated Audio Processor – An EMI-shielded HD audio processor offers enhanced sound quality for both stereo and surround sound.
- Quality Capacitors – Golden audio capacitors ensure reliable and clear sound output.