Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs AM1I Socket AM1

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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Pangoly Score - 76
Brand MSI MSI
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING AM1I
Release Date August 2015 June 2014
TDP 70 Watts 30 Watts
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Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Very cheap
  • Mini-PCIe slot
Cons -
  • 2x SATA ports only
  • 2x USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0 only
Series MSI Gaming -
Socket LGA1151 AM1
Form factor ATX Mini ITX
Chipset Intel Z170 AMD AM1
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps -
SLI Support Yes No
CrossFire Support Yes No
RAID Support Yes No
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 2
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
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

"Just a few dollars more than the very cheapest AM1 boards, the AM1I delivers a solid feature set for this budget platform, including a Mini-PCIe slot. If a Mini-ITX board will do, it's the most bang for your AM1 buck. Read..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs AM1I Socket AM1. 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 14 months later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI AM1I Socket AM1:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
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