Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Z390-A PRO

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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MSI Z390-A PRO

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$129.99
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Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI MSI
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON Z390-A PRO
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TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z390
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4200Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Intel I219-V
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 0
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..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Z390-A PRO. 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.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z390-A PRO:

  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 3300MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz, 3466MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4200MHz, 4266MHz, 4400MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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