Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASUS X99-A

MSI H170I Pro AC

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Price
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$239.99
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Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI ASUS
Model H170I PRO AC X99-A
Release Date - October 2014
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA2011-3
Form factor Mini ITX Micro ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel X99
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps -
SLI Support No Yes
CrossFire Support No Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 8
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 1 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 64GB
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"You can build yourself a gaming rig out of a bargain-priced, dual core processor and a budget motherboard. I've had Far Cry 4 running at max settings on a 1080p machine that cost less than either of the latest consoles. Or, you can spend thousands..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASUS X99-A. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI H170I Pro AC:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the ASUS X99-A:

  • MSI H170I Pro AC is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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