Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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Brand MSI Gigabyte
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON GA-Z270M-D3H
Release Date - January 2017
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor ATX Micro 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 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Intel GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes No
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 3
M.2 Ports 1 1
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..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H. 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.

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 3300MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz, 3466MHz, 3666MHz, 3733MHz, 3800MHz, 3866MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
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