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

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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ASUS Z87-PRO

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Pangoly Score - 89
Brand MSI ASUS
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING Z87-PRO
Release Date August 2015 May 2013
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Good onboard audio
  • WiFi/Bluetooth support
  • Overclock capabilities
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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:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Intel I217-V
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 ASUS Z87-PRO takes all of the performance of the higher end series and adds it to a more value package. For this it earns the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs ASUS Z87-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 2 years later.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z87-PRO:

  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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