Compare Motherboards: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X CODE vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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Asus ROG MAXIMUS X CODE

MSI Z170A GAMING M5

Price
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Price
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Availability
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Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
90
Brand
Asus
Brand
MSI
Model
  • ROG MAXIMUS X CODE
  • MAXIMUS X CODE
Model
  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
📅 August 2015

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

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Price history
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Price history
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Series
ROG
Series
MSI Gaming
Socket
LGA1151
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z370
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend 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 depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
2
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"It's a shame the latest EFI seemed to hamper overclocking, but unless you're looking for an every day overclock of 4.6GHz or over, or want to use the Z170A Gaming M5 to benchmark, then something in the region of 4.3-4.5GHz is perfectly achievable with..."

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Compare Motherboards: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X CODE 🆚 MSI Z170A GAMING M5. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus ROG MAXIMUS X CODE:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 3300MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz, 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A GAMING M5:

  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
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