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MSI Creator TRX40 vs Z170A GAMING M5


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MSI Creator TRX40

MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
90
Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
Creator TRX40
Model
  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R
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
MSI Gaming
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 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
AQUANTIA AQC107
LAN Chipset
-
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
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
2
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
2
M.2 Ports
4
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
8
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
256GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
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

"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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What are the differences between MSI Creator TRX40 🆚 Z170A GAMING M5? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Creator TRX40:

  • MSI Z170A GAMING M5 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.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 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 MSI Z170A GAMING M5:

  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +4 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
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