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

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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

"The ASUS X99-PRO is the seventh LGA2011-v3 motherboard that we have reviewed, so we have a pretty good idea of what we like and what we don't when it comes to this enthusiast platform. From the futuristic aesthetics, to the surprising accessories bundle,..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASUS X99-PRO. 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 8 months later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3600MHz

Reasons to pick the ASUS X99-PRO:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 3300MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +4 RAM slots.
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