Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Asus M5A97 PLUS

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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Asus M5A97 PLUS

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Price
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$398.76
Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON M5A97 PLUS
Release Date - -
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 AM3+
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 AMD 970
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
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 No
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 M5A97 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.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the Asus M5A97 PLUS:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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