Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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Pangoly Score - 93
Brand MSI GIGABYTE
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING GA-Z97X-SLI
Release Date August 2015 May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Good performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
  • Clean layout
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Series MSI Gaming
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Intel GbE LAN chip
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 4
SATA Express Ports 1 1
M.2 Ports 0 1
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

"El punto más fuerte del producto Z97X-SLI es ofrecer un conjunto de beneficios por un precio bastante módico cercano a los 2200 pesos, sin dejar así los grandes beneficios que GIGABYTE incluye en sus productos, esto hablando de las tecnologías Ultra..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI. 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 15 months later.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI:

  • +1 Ports M.2.
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