Compare Motherboards: MSI B250 PC MATE vs Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

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MSI B250 PC MATE

MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

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
94
Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
B250 PC MATE
Model
  • Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION
  • 7968-001R
Release Date
📅 January 2017

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

Release Date
📅 October 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
Series
Socket
LGA1151
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel B250
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
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

"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: MSI B250 PC MATE 🆚 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 MSI B250 PC MATE:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 15 months later.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
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