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MSI Creator TRX40 vs Z97 GAMING 7


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MSI Creator TRX40

MSI Z97 GAMING 7

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Pangoly Score
-
Pangoly Score
93
Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
Creator TRX40
Model
Z97-GAMING 7
Release Date
📅 November 2019

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

Release Date
📅 May 2014

* 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
Pros
-
Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Improved BIOS
  • Lots of features
Series
-
Series
-
Socket
sTRX4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD TRX40
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4666Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
* 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
Killer E2205
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
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
4
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
8
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
256GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
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

"The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard is one great overclocking motherboard. That is sort of odd since it is dedicated to the "Gaming" brand by MSI. This segment of MSI's product stack, while not marketed to the hardcore enthusiast, surely stands up in the overclocking category. Being that it is a Gaming branded motherboard, it does carry a few less fea ..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Creator TRX40 🆚 Z97 GAMING 7. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Creator TRX40:

  • MSI Z97 GAMING 7 is not available anymore in the selected store.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 years later.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +3 Ports M.2.
  • +4 RAM slots.
  • +224GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 GAMING 7:

  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +4 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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