Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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Brand MSI Gigabyte
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON GA-F2A88XN-WIFI
Release Date - December 2013
TDP 70 Watts 30 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 FM2+
Form factor ATX Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z170 AMD A88X
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Realtek
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes No
CrossFire Support Yes No
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 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
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..."

"Gigabyte's F2A85XN-WIFI was one of the best mini-ITX board for the FM2 socket. With the release of the Kaveri (FM2+) APU, Gigabyte has updated their mini-ITX board with the latest A88X chipset. With the F2A88XN-WIFI, Gigabyte essentially retained the..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini. 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 NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
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