Compare Motherboards: ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate vs MSI Z170A GAMING M3

ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

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MSI Z170A GAMING M3

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$249.99
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Pangoly Score - 89
Brand ASRock MSI
Model X470 Taichi Ultimate
  • Z170A GAMING M3
  • 7978-001R
Release Date - September 2015
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket AM4 LGA1151
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset AMD X470 Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset AQUANTIA AQC107 1 x Intel E2400 Gigabit LAN controller
Max LAN Speed 10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes No
CrossFire Support Yes Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8 2
SATA Express Ports 0 2
M.2 Ports 3 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 64GB
Critic Reviews

"Both boards are great, while the specs are similar the Taichi and Taichi Ultimate has quite some price gap. The Taichi retails at RM 979 awhile the Taichi Ultimate retails at RM 1199 – that's more than RM 200 gap for just the Aquantia 10Gbps LAN and..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate vs MSI Z170A GAMING M3. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate:

  • MSI Z170A GAMING M3 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 2933MHz, 3466MHz
  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A GAMING M3:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 3000MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
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