Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

MSI H170I Pro AC

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MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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Brand MSI MSI
Model H170I PRO AC Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON
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TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 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 4
SATA Express Ports 0 1
M.2 Ports 1 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"& conclusion So you trim down a motherboard to make it price competitive and then beef it up again with a nice skin and RGB LEDs. Heck that is actually is working for me :) The Carbon Gaming Pro Z170A has plenty of features for any given PC gamer with..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon. 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 MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2400MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3600MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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