Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac

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Price
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$179.99
Availability - Out of Stock
Pangoly Score - 88
Brand MSI ASRock
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON Z270 Gaming ITX/ac
Release Date - January 2017
TDP 70 Watts 30 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor ATX Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps -
SLI Support Yes No
CrossFire Support Yes No
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 1 1
M.2 Ports 1 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
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 Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac. 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 NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3000MHz
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2933MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz
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