Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASRock Z87 Extreme4

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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ASRock Z87 Extreme4

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Pangoly Score - 82
Brand MSI ASRock
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING Z87 EXTREME4
Release Date August 2015 November 2013
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Good audio chip
  • 12 Power Phases
  • Overclock capabilities
  • eSATA port
  • Intel LAN controller
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Series MSI Gaming -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Giga PHY Intel I217V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 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 8
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
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..."

by Play3r

"The ASRock Z87 Extreme4 doesn’t seem to differ much from our favorite ASRock mainboards based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset. Its packaging is designed in a different way but still has additional soft edging around the mainboard to protect it... "

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASRock Z87 Extreme4. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 20 months later.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASRock Z87 Extreme4:

  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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