MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 04.07.18
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Layout


As we've already mentioned in the introduction the MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard comes with a great looking design. The PCB has a matte black finish and the heatsinks feature dark grey covers. On the PCH you'll also find the neat looking MSI logo. The heatsinks have been shaped with a lot of attention to detail. The layout in general has been well thought and there are plenty of useful features, like six SATA 6Gbps ports, two M.2 Gen 3 x4 slots and more.
  • MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon


The VRM setup is not too different from that of the Z370 Gaming Carbon Pro AC with 8+2 phases for the CPU socket area. We identified a Richetek RT3607BC phase PWM controller. Furthermore there are several Sinopower SM4336 for the low-side MOSFET and SM4337 for the high-side.

  • MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • MSI H370 Gaming Pro Carbon


This board has been equipped with a total of four DIMM-slots. Officially supported is everything up to DDR4 2666. There is engough space between the DIMM-slots and the CPU socket which means that you wont encounter compatibility problems with big coolers even when you choose to install RAM with big heatspreaders. Also supported are Xtreme Memory Profiles (XMP) in version 2.0.



The PCH as well as the current converters are being held at adequate temperatures via passive heatsinks. The heatsinks for the current converters are made from two aluminium blocks which are not linked by an additional heatpipe. The PCH heatsinks are all quite simple and flat. The cooling blocks have been very well made and they've been perfetcly attached to the board to provide enough pressure on the components they have to cool. The aluminium blocks are black with grey sheet metal covers, overall resembling a new and fresh looking design.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 11 - SiSoft Sandra 1
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 12 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 3 - Features Page 13 - UC Bench
Page 4 - Layout Page 14 - Super Pi 1M
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 15 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 6 - BIOS Page 16 - Crystal Disk Mark 5
Page 7 - Test setup Page 17 - Power Consumption
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 18 - Performance Rating
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 19 - Price Comparison
Page 10 - Cinebench R15 Page 20 - Conclusion




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