Product Id: 02.01.033.174
Quick OverviewMSI B360M PRO-VH DDR4 8th/9th Gen LGA1151 Socket Mainboard with Turbo M.2
|Model||MSI B360M PRO-VH|
|Supported CPU||9th/8th Generation Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors|
|Memory MHz||2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz|
|SATA Port||6 x SATA|
|PCI Express Slot||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots|
|LAN Chipset||RTL8111H Gigabit LAN|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||6 x USB3.1 Gen1, 6 x USB2.0|
|Feature||DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, EZ Debug LED, Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, X-Boost, Core Boost|
|Audio Chipset.||Realtek ALC887|
|Optane Memory Support||Yes|
|Others||1 x M.2, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 2 x Front panel connectors, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin system fan connector, 6 mounting holes|
Model - MSI B360M PRO-VH, 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 - 2, Memory Max. - 32GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices and up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s), LAN Chipset - RTL8111H Gigabit LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, USB Port - 6 x USB3.1 Gen1, 6 x USB2.0, VGA Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, Form Factor - Micro-ATX, Special Features - DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, EZ Debug LED, Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, X-Boost, Core Boost, Others - 1 x M.2, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 2 x Front panel connectors, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin system fan connector, 6 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.