Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs Z97 GAMING 7

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming

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MSI Z97 GAMING 7

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Pangoly Score - 93
Brand MSI MSI
Model Z170A KRAIT GAMING Z97-GAMING 7
Release Date August 2015 May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Solid performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Improved BIOS
  • Lots of features
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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:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V 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 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

"The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard is one great overclocking motherboard. That is sort of odd since it is dedicated to the "Gaming" brand by MSI. This segment of MSI's product stack, while not marketed to the hardcore enthusiast, surely stands up in the overclocking category. Being that it is a Gaming branded motherboard, it does carry a few less fea ..."

by HARDOCP
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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming vs Z97 GAMING 7. 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.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 GAMING 7:

  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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