Compare Motherboards: MSI Z270-A PRO vs Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO

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MSI Z270-A PRO

Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO

Price
$350.00
Price
$119.99
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
Out of Stock

Last time in stock: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Brand
MSI
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
Z270-A PRO
Model
B550M AORUS PRO
Release Date
📅 January 2017

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

Release Date
📅 June 2020

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

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 60 Watts
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Series
Series
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Socket
LGA1151
Socket
AM4
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
Intel Z270
Chipset
AMD B550
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 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H
LAN Chipset
Realtek GbE LAN chip
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
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
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
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z270-A PRO 🆚 Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO. 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 AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 3000MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO:

  • 66% cheaper, you can save $230.01.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 2933MHz, 3333MHz, 4000MHz, 4400MHz, 4600MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
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