Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Z97A GAMING 7

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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MSI Z97A GAMING 7

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Brand MSI MSI
Model Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON Z97A GAMING 7
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TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Killer E2205
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes Yes
CrossFire Support Yes No
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 8
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 1 1
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..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon vs Z97A GAMING 7. 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 AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97A GAMING 7:

  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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