Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS PRIME Z270-A

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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ASUS PRIME Z270-A

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Price
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$233.83
Availability - In Stock
Pangoly Score - 85
Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON PRIME Z270-A
Release Date - January 2017
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek S1220A
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Intel I219-V
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 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 64GB
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..."

"Full specificationsThe days of mid-range boards being bland and boring aren't quite behind us, so it's nice to see the Prime has some styling to offer. The white I/O cover has a sort of sports-car aesthetic to it (a hint of fine-tuning perhaps), and its..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS PRIME Z270-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:

  • +1 Ports SATA Express.

Reasons to pick the ASUS PRIME Z270-A:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 3300MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz, 3466MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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