The MSI B150M PRO VD motherboard is a basic µATX platform for Intel Skylake.
- LGA1151 Supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
- Chipset: Intel B150
- Memory: 2x DDR4-2133 MHz Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Unbuffered, Max Capacity of 32GB
- Slots: 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot, 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
- SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports
- LAN: Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN Controller
With DDR4 available with 16GB sticks, it’s not as bad as older machines when extra memory is needed.
Skylake has good graphics capability which saves on the expense of a video card. The PCI Express slot can handle a better graphics card if needed. We suggest avoiding high-end video cards as they tend to be too heavy for this board.
The audio is very basic. The 1GBASE-T Ethernet has been a fixture for 20 years.
Versus the cheaper models, this version has two system fans plugs, both with 4 pin connectors.
The MSI Live Update can find drivers quickly.
This motherboard supports the latest LGA 1151 Skylake CPUs out of the box. We installed an i7 6770 and it works fantastic