Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs B350 PC MATE

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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$122.83
Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI MSI
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON B350 PC MATE
Release Date - March 2017
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 AM4
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 AMD B350
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Realtek 8111H
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 4
SATA Express Ports 1 0
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..."

"MSI's board trades blows with its big rival from Gigabyte, with some connectivity successes and other areas where it falls behind. It isn't a great performer, either, with middling-to-poor pace across most of our benchmarks. The specification is solid..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs B350 PC MATE. 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 the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3600MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.

Reasons to pick the MSI B350 PC MATE:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 1866MHz, 2666MHz, 2933MHz
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