Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASUS H97-PLUS

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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Price
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$1,244.74
Availability - In Stock
Pangoly Score - 82
Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING H97-PLUS
Release Date August 2015 May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • M.2 Support
  • SATA Express Support
  • Good onboard audio
Cons -
  • Realtek NIC
Series MSI Gaming
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel H97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V -
Max LAN Speed 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 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 ASUS H97-PLUS. 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 14 months later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS H97-PLUS:

  • MSI Z170A Krait Gaming is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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