Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs FM2-A85XMA-E35

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MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35

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Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
79
Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
Z170A KRAIT GAMING
Model
FM2-A85XMA-E35
Release Date
📅 August 2015

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
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TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 60 Watts
Price history
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Pros
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Pros
  • HDMI output
  • USB 3.0
  • Overclock capabilities
Cons
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Cons
  • Only 2x DDR3 slots
Series
MSI Gaming
Series
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Socket
LGA1151
Socket
FM2
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
Intel Z170
Chipset
AMD A85X
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depends on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depends on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
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SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Onboard USB 3.0
Yes
Onboard USB 3.0
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
1
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
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
Critic Reviews

"The MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 is a relatively full-featured MicroATX board for Richland-generation and earlier FM2-compatible AMD processors. It’s strong on legacy support and overall value...."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 🆚 FM2-A85XMA-E35. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A Krait Gaming:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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