Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS H87-PLUS

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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ASUS H87-PLUS

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Availability - -
Pangoly Score - 77
Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON H87-PLUS
Release Date - October 2013
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Windows 8.1 support
Cons -
  • Needs a case with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output
Series - -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel H87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz
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 Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 6
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..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS H87-PLUS. 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.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS H87-PLUS:

  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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