Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASRock Z87 Extreme6

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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ASRock Z87 Extreme6

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Pangoly Score - 87
Brand MSI ASRock
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON Z87 EXTREME6
Release Date - June 2013
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Legacy PCI slot
  • Dual Intel LAN
Cons -
  • OC Tweaker not so accurate
Series - -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V -
Max LAN Speed 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 10
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
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..."

"ASRock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard rises through the competition and keeps its head up with an excellent price/performance ratio.The aspect is most black, with grey aluminum heatsinks on the VRM and chipset. The aspect is simple, but the functionality is..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASRock Z87 Extreme6. 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:

  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASRock Z87 Extreme6:

  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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