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MSI Creator TRX40 vs Z170I GAMING PRO AC


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MSI Creator TRX40

MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC

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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
87
Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
Creator TRX40
Model
Z170I Gaming Pro AC
Release Date
📅 November 2019
Release Date
📅 October 2015
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
TDP
🔌 100 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
Recommended supported parts
Recommended supported parts
Series
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Series
Socket
sTRX4
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
Mini ITX
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
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
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
Yes
PCI-Express x16 Slots
4
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
2
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
4
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
8
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
256GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
1
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

"The MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC is an excellent mini-ITX motherboard. Great build quality. A surprising amount of features and competitive performance. Consumers will be able to make some awesome compact systems if pairing this board with the likes of AMDs R9..."

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What are the differences between MSI Creator TRX40 🆚 Z170I GAMING PRO AC? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Creator TRX40:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3600MHz, 4000MHz, 4666MHz
  • +3 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +3 Ports M.2.
  • +6 RAM slots.
  • +224GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC:

  • Around 70% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
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