Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

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Pangoly Score - 90
Brand MSI GIGABYTE
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON GA-Z170X-GAMING 5
Release Date - August 2015
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V -
Max LAN Speed 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 0
SATA Express Ports 1 3
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..."

"Great board, and definitely worth..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 5. 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 3000MHz, 3600MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 5:

  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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