Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs X99S SLI PLUS

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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MSI X99S SLI PLUS

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Price
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$221.30
Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI MSI
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING
  • X99S SLI Plus
  • 7885-002R
Release Date August 2015 October 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Series MSI Gaming -
Socket LGA1151 LGA2011-3
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel X99
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V -
Max LAN Speed 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 1
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 8
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 128GB
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

"So now it has come the time to wrap the review up. I am having a bit of a hard time with this one. Normally when I review a motherboard it is just the motherboard I have to get used to, I already know what my RAM and CPU are capable off. However, this is..."

by Play3r
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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs X99S SLI PLUS. 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 9 months later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3200MHz, 3600MHz

Reasons to pick the MSI X99S SLI PLUS:

  • MSI Z170A Krait Gaming is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +4 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
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