Compare Motherboards: MSI Z270-A PRO vs ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

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MSI Z270-A PRO

ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

Price
$350.00
Price
$333.99
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
Out of Stock

Last time in stock: Friday, August 21, 2020

Brand
MSI
Brand
ASRock
Model
Z270-A PRO
Model
X470 Taichi Ultimate
Release Date
📅 January 2017

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

Release Date
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TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
Series
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Socket
LGA1151
Socket
AM4
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z270
Chipset
AMD X470
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 depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H
LAN Chipset
AQUANTIA AQC107
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
3
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Both boards are great, while the specs are similar the Taichi and Taichi Ultimate has quite some price gap. The Taichi retails at RM 979 awhile the Taichi Ultimate retails at RM 1199 – that's more than RM 200 gap for just the Aquantia 10Gbps LAN and..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z270-A PRO 🆚 ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Z270-A PRO:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3600MHz

Reasons to pick the ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate:

  • 5% cheaper, you can save $16.01.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 2933MHz, 3466MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
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