Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs Z87-GD65

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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MSI Z87-GD65

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Pangoly Score - 92
Brand MSI MSI
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING Z87-GD65 GAMING
Release Date August 2015 June 2013
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Killer E2205 Network controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • High overclocking potential
Cons -
  • None
Series MSI Gaming
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V Qualcomm Killer E2205
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 8
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
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

"In fact, it's strong enough to give Asus's Sabertooth Z87 a fright. Lose the Sabertooth's cladding and back brace and there's little doubt this MSI board has more high quality components and a better feature set. And all for £40 less. That the Sabertooth remains marginally the better overclocker does confuse the issue, admittedly, but at current pr ..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs Z87-GD65. 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 2 years later.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z87-GD65:

  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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