Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex

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$149.99
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Availability - Out of Stock
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Brand MSI Asus
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON
  • MAXIMUS IX APEX
  • ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX
Release Date - -
TDP 70 Watts 100 Watts
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Series - ROG
Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor ATX EATX
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 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC 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 4
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 1 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
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 ROG Maximus IX Apex. 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.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.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, 3800MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4266MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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