Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASUS Z87-A

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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ASUS Z87-A

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Pangoly Score - 83
Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING Z87-A
Release Date August 2015 -
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Pros -
  • Overclock capabilities
Cons - -
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:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz
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 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 performance of this board isn't bad at all It is somewhere in the center span On another note we had a look at power consumption and in this case we clearly see that we have a board here that hasn't been equipped with an armada of features In the..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASUS Z87-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:

  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z87-A:

  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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