Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

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Pangoly Score - 86
Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON
  • M5A99FX PRO R2.0
  • M5A99FX-PRO-R2
Release Date - December 2012
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Overclocking features
  • Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI
  • Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX
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Series -
Socket LGA1151 AM3+
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 AMD 990FX
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Realtek 8111F
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes Yes
CrossFire Support Yes Yes
RAID Support Yes No
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 7
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..."

"Overall the ASUS M5A99FX is an excellent motherboard for the price and application. The motherboard was rock solid stable during testing. ASUS is also bringing to the table many of the features such as its UEFI BIOS interface and ASUS Fan Xpert. Those..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0. 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 RAID.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0:

  • +3 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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