January 12, 2018, 10:58:43 pm
Hi Roank Moondra
So long as the motherboard is suitable for the CPU, and supports the graphics card fully, then we usually do not provide too much by way of comment on motherboards.
There are often a range of motherboards, and which one used depends on the PC supplier and the price point you want to pay, as well as the type of CPU, and speed of the CPU and system memory (RAM).
A good high performance, gaming based and quality made motherboard will pay dividends, as they are more likely to give optimal support for the graphics card and rest of the system.
MSI have a number of recognised high performance gaming based motherboards.
As I read it, the MSI Z370 based motherboards are for the new Z370 based Intel chips, which are for the new "Coffee Lake" 8th Gen CPU's with i7-8000 series brand names. There's not much difference to the Z270 motherboards at this stage, as these are being provided to meet the Z370 support of the new CPU range.
Is it a typo otherwise, please check with your PC supplier that you are getting an 8th gen CPU (re your details in
1. Intel 7th Gen Core i7-8700K
Note 7th gen systems are fully capable of supporting the GTX 1070. Clock rate of the CPU is still the important factor, not the number of cores (which is what the new 8th gen is mostly about). The i7-8700K has a clock rate 3.7 to 4.7 Ghz so would not be a bottleneck for the graphics card.
Please do a Google Search for review of the motherboard. Here's three to get you started.Techpowerup - MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ReviewKitGuru - MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard ReviewTechReport -
MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard reviewed
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