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MSI Z270-A PRO

Intel BOXDQ45EK

Price
$350.00
Price
$229.95
Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
MSI
Brand
Intel
Model
Z270-A PRO
Model
BOXDQ45EK
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
🔌 30 Watts
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Series
Series
-
Socket
LGA1151
Socket
LGA775
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
Intel Z270
Chipset
Intel Q45
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
DDR2:
667Mhz 800Mhz
* 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
ADI AD1882
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
6 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel 82567LM
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
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
4GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews
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Compare Motherboards: MSI Z270-A PRO 🆚 Intel BOXDQ45EK. 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.
  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +60GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the Intel BOXDQ45EK:

  • 34% cheaper, you can save $120.05.
  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • +4 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
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