Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASUS X99-A

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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$239.99
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Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING X99-A
Release Date August 2015 October 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Series MSI Gaming -
Socket LGA1151 LGA2011-3
Form factor ATX Micro ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel X99
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
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 8
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 64GB
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

"You can build yourself a gaming rig out of a bargain-priced, dual core processor and a budget motherboard. I've had Far Cry 4 running at max settings on a 1080p machine that cost less than either of the latest consoles. Or, you can spend thousands..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASUS X99-A. 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 9 months later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3600MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.

Reasons to pick the ASUS X99-A:

  • MSI Z170A Krait Gaming is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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