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

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ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

MSI Z170A GAMING M3

Price
$294.00
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Availability
Out of Stock

Last time in stock: Monday, June 1, 2020

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Pangoly Score
89
Brand
ASRock
Brand
MSI
Model
X470 Taichi Ultimate
Model
  • Z170A GAMING M3
  • 7978-001R
Release Date
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Release Date
📅 September 2015

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
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Series
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD X470
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depends on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depends on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
AQUANTIA AQC107
LAN Chipset
1 x Intel E2400 Gigabit LAN controller
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Onboard USB 3.0
Yes
Onboard USB 3.0
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
2
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
2
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Ports
1
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
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 🆚 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:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports Wireless LAN.
  • 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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