Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS PRIME X399-A

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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Price
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$318.95
Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI Asus
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON PRIME X399-A
Release Date - August 2017
TDP 70 Watts 100 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 TR4
Form factor ATX EATX
Chipset Intel Z170 AMD X399
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC S1220A
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Intel i211AT
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 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 6
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 1 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 8
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 128GB
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..."

"Threadripper really kicks butt. provided you can make use of it. For some users, it doesn't make any sense at all, but for others, it is simply magnificent. You'll know which category you fall in. X399 is not a cheap platform. Motherboards like the..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS PRIME X399-A. 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:

  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3600MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.

Reasons to pick the ASUS PRIME X399-A:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +4 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
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