Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2

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Pangoly Score - 75
Brand MSI GIGABYTE
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING GA-F2A55M-HD2
Release Date August 2015 October 2012
TDP 70 Watts 60 Watts
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Pros -
  • Cheap
  • HDMI output
Cons -
  • No USB 3.0 and SATA3 support
  • Only 2x DDR3 slots
Series MSI Gaming
Socket LGA1151 FM2
Form factor ATX Micro ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 AMD A55
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes No
CrossFire Support Yes No
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 0
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
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..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2. 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 3 years later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • +4 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
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