Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional

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Pangoly Score - 94
Brand MSI ASRock
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING Fatal1ty Z97 Professional
Release Date August 2015 -
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Pros -
  • Solid performance
  • Dual LAN
  • Great onboard audio
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
Cons -
  • None
Series MSI Gaming -
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 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3300Mhz
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 4
SATA Express Ports 1 2
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews

"After spending a bit of time with the MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING, the only black and white motherboard on the Z170 platform; what do I think of it and is it something I'd recommend? Let's conclude the review by analysing the product performance, as well as..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming:

  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional:

  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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