Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H

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Availability - -
Pangoly Score - 90
Brand MSI GIGABYTE
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON GA-Z87X-UD5H
Release Date - June 2013
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Dual Intel LAN
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Gigabyte DualBIOS
Cons -
  • Onboard audio is good but not high-end
Series - -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz
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 10
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
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..."

"We've seen a mixed reaction to Intel's new Haswell CPU and LGA1150 socket from enthusiasts. Some, like us, see it as a solid piece of hardware with welcome improvements for the platform if upgrading from older hardware. Others have unfurled “Don't Reboot... "

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H. 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:

  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H:

  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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