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MSI Creator TRX40 vs ASUS Z170-PRO GAMING


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MSI Creator TRX40

ASUS Z170-PRO GAMING

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Pangoly Score
-
Pangoly Score
88
Brand
MSI
Brand
ASUS
Model
Creator TRX40
Model
Z170 PRO GAMING
Release Date
📅 November 2019
Release Date
📅 August 2015
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
TDP
🔌 100 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Recommended supported parts
Recommended supported parts
Series
-
Series
Socket
sTRX4
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD TRX40
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4666Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Yes
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
1 x Realtek ALC1220 Codec
1 x Realtek ALC4050H Codec
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
AQUANTIA AQC107
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 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
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 5 x Audio Jacks
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
PCI-Express x16 Slots
4
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
4
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
8
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
256GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
3
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews

"AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are not for your average home or office PC. The first Threadrippers were developed as the result of a side project that some AMD engineers took up just to see how far the original Zen architecture could be pushed. Now three..."

Critic Reviews

"In 2015, for the first time in history, Intel had two major launches and one of those is going to be covered today by us. In 2013, Intel had launched their Haswell microarchitecture on the 22nm process node which had served the market up till late 2014...."


What are the differences between MSI Creator TRX40 🆚 ASUS Z170-PRO GAMING? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Creator TRX40:

  • ASUS Z170-PRO GAMING is not available anymore in the selected store.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3600MHz, 4000MHz, 4666MHz
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +3 Ports M.2.
  • +4 RAM slots.
  • +192GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z170-PRO GAMING:

  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +3 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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