Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS X99-PRO/USB 3.1

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON
  • X99-PRO/USB 3.1
  • 90MB0LC0-M0EAY0
Release Date - August 2015
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA2011-3
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel X99
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Intel I218V
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 8
SATA Express Ports 1 1
M.2 Ports 1 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 8
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..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs ASUS X99-PRO/USB 3.1. 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 the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3600MHz

Reasons to pick the ASUS X99-PRO/USB 3.1:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 3300MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +4 RAM slots.
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