Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

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$314.44
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Brand MSI ASRock
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON X470 Taichi Ultimate
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TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 AM4
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 AMD X470
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V AQUANTIA AQC107
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes Yes
CrossFire Support Yes 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 1 0
M.2 Ports 1 3
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 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..."

"Both boards are great, while the specs are similar the Taichi and Taichi Ultimate has quite some price gap. The Taichi retails at RM 979 awhile the Taichi Ultimate retails at RM 1199 – that's more than RM 200 gap for just the Aquantia 10Gbps LAN and..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3600MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.

Reasons to pick the ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 2933MHz, 3466MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
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