Compare Motherboards: ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate vs MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

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MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

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$249.99
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Pangoly Score - 94
Brand ASRock MSI
Model X470 Taichi Ultimate
  • Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION
  • 7968-001R
Release Date - October 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-Channel High Definition AudioSupports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset AQUANTIA AQC107 Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes Yes
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 4
SATA Express Ports 0 2
M.2 Ports 3 2
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..."

"When a new chipset/platform is launched we always see a nice varied set of motherboards based around them. It isnt until a little later that things get really interesting as manufacturers really try to differentiate themselves from the competition...."

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Compare Motherboards: ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate vs MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION. 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  • MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 2933MHz, 3466MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION:

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