Compare Motherboards: MSI Z270-A PRO vs ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact

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MSI Z270-A PRO

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact

Price
$350.00
Price
$429.99
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
MSI
Brand
ASUS
Model
Z270-A PRO
Model
  • ROG Crosshair VIII Impact
  • Crosshair VIII Impact
  • 90MB11Q0-M0EAY0
Release Date
📅 January 2017

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

Release Date
📅 September 2019

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

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
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Series
Series
ROG
Socket
LGA1151
Socket
AM4
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
Mini DTX
Chipset
Intel Z270
Chipset
AMD X570
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
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
* 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 ALC892
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel i211AT
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
  • 1 x Q-Code LED
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 3 x LED-illuminated audio jacks
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) ports
  • 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports
  • Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
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
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
2
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z270-A PRO 🆚 ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI Z270-A PRO:

  • 19% cheaper, you can save $79.99.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 2933MHz, 3400MHz, 3466MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4266MHz, 4400MHz, 4600MHz, 4800MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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