Product Comparison: MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON vs MSI Z370-A PRO


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
MSI
Model
H370 GAMING PRO CARBON
Z370-A PRO
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Gaming in style with unlimited customization options and packed with exclusive gaming features, this MSI performance gaming motherboard offers the best possible gaming experience. Built for hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts this motherboard is designed to fully utilize the Intel coffee lake 6 Core processors, ready to deliver world class performance when gaming.
Combining quality you can rely on with top performance and clever business solutions are key aspects of the MSI PRO SERIES motherboards. Engineered to gratify even the most demanding professional, these motherboards will fit in any PC. Making your life easier and supporting your business with super stable, reliable and long-lasting top performance.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
Intel® Socket 1151
Intel® Socket 1151
Chipset
Intel® H370 Chipset
Intel® Z370 Chipset
Supported Processors
Intel® Core™ 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
Pentium® Gold, Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket, Intel® Core™ 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON
  • I searched a lot everywhere before purchasing my CPU, i5 9400F, to see what motherboards work for it, and this is one of them.
  • Great mobo, well built, clean design, easy to install!
  • The motherboards works fine, compatible with the intel 8 generation processor and ddr4 2666.
  • This is "compatible" with 9th Gen Processors, but only if you already have an 8th Generation processor sitting around.
  • This motherboard will not work with intel 9th generation out of the box as an MSI representative inferred. It requires an update to the latest BIOS version.
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • In terms of quality MSI really are the best, and this one is proof of my affirmation!
  • This MSI Z370-A PRO Intel Socket Chipset Motherboard is a decent board for the new graphics cards.
  • The board itself has some subtle lights that you can see if you have an open case.Has support for the latest chipset and high speed DDR4.
  • great thing is that all the sockets are in useful places meaning if you don't have a case with good management place, they still look good.
  • The Cpu Locking tab is slightly more tense then what i have had on previous boards so did get a bit of a scare trying to lock it in place on my new i7.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
3.1 in.
2 in.
Weight
2.9 lbs.
1.1 lbs.

MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI Z370-A PRO

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
2666 MHz
4000 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
64 GB

MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI Z370-A PRO

What customers say about "Memory"
MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON
  • The motherboards works fine, compatible with the intel 8 generation processor and ddr4 2666.
  • CrystalMark is reporting an amazing 3.4 GB sequential read throughput. This box with the H370 is fast! Very impressive.
  • Memory maximum speed is amazing, good purchase!
  • The memory slots only had levers on one side.
  • Only one RAM slot works. Very disappointed.
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Great Motherboard. 4 DDR4 memory slots, x16 speed pci slots. Works great with i3 8100 and GTX 1060 3gb.
  • I use this board with the i7-8700 and ddr4 ram and It works great!
  • 4 DDR4 RAM slots, 64GB of memory, hello ultra settings!
  • Bought it for a new Machine. Supports the newest Intel 8th generation, highest speed DDR4, SLI, bundled wireless card and lots more. Recommended!
  • The board itself has some subtle lights that you can see if you have an open case.Has support for the latest chipset and high speed DDR4.
Connectivity
PCI-E
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (support x16/x4 modes), 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1, supports x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode), 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
HDMI
1
USB
3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports (1 Type-A port and 1 Type-C port on the back panel, 1 Type-C port available through the internal USB connector), 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal USB connectors, 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors), 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on the back panel
8 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors), 6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin water pump fan connector, 5 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x Front panel connectors, 1 x 5050 RGB LED strip 12V connector (JRGB1), 1 x WS2812B Individually Addressable RGB LED strip 5V connector (JRAINBOW1), 1 x CORSAIR connector (JCORSAIR1), 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, PS/2 Combo Port, LAN Port, HD Audio Connectors, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x RTL8111H Gigabit LAN controller, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin water pump fan connector, 4 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x Front panel connectors, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x VGA port, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x DisplayPort port 1.2, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports), 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports), PS/2 Combo Port, HD Audio Connectors
What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON
  • The memory modules went in without much resistance or need for force.
  • The H370 is a well built, attractive, a clean design, very reasonably priced with plenty of connectors for everything a custom box could need.
  • A big plus for the H370 is the two M.2 slots for super-fast SDD storage.
  • Connecting power supply, data, and case cables was far more difficult than expected.
  • The only complaint I had with this is that installing the motherboard into the case was difficult in lining up the back ports with the port housing they provide.
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Its very well built, easy to fit, comes with some SATA cables, an RGB cable, an SLI bridge, some stickers for labeling your SATA cables and a nice MSI badge.
  • The sata ports face out sideways which is fantastic as it means they are all usable.
  • It was lots of really nice ports on the back, Including new type-c and plently of USB ports. aswell as a onboard hdmi for intergrated graphics.
  • The IO-Shield is lovely and the huge board had a great design where needed and lots of ports.
  • You have 6 sata ports (more than you realistically need), 2 USB 3.0 Ports, plenty of internal USBs, there are even some RGB plugs on the board, meaning they will not all fight over the internal USBs.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
Realtek® ALC892 Codec
Additional Accessories Included
Drivers & Utilities Disc, SATA Cable x2, I/O Shield, CORSAIR RGB LED Extension Cable 50cm x1, RGB LED Extension Cable 80cm x1, SATA Cable Labels, M.2 Screw x1 (H370) M.2 Screw x2 (B360), MSI case badge, User's manual
User's manual, SATA Cable x2
Extras
MYSTIC LIGHT and SYNC, Twin Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield v2, Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic, GAMING LAN, Extended Heatsink Design, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
Turbo M.2, DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slot. Supports AMD Crossfire, EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot, Military Class 5, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency, Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function, VR Ready, Heavy plated heatsinks
What customers say about "Features"
MSI H370 GAMING PRO CARBON
  • No problems after seven months. The BIOS was easily updated a few times. I would buy one again if I needed to build another PC.
  • The error LEDs on the motherboard are nice, made it easy for me to troubleshoot what was wrong when I was setting up the entire system for the first time.
  • The BIOS is very visual, its really nice once you get the hang of it.
  • When it comes to the software, for some reason this one supports less msi software things than the B version that is cheaper.
  • The well labeled I/O shield was difficult to snap in the case. Aligning the motherboard with the I/O shield was difficult too.
MSI Z370-A PRO Gaming Motherboard
  • Great quality board, easy to setup, looks great, feels solid and wont let you down. Highly recommended.
  • Installation was easy if you've installed motherboards before. It comes with the normal screw for attaching it to the case and securing it.
  • I'm very pleased with the RGB, the Mystic Light app lets you customise all of the MSI RGB products you may have.
  • The RGB is awesome. You can have different wave, star, rainbow effects etc. The colours are bright and vibrant.
  • RGB lighting is nice but for some reason MSI have an awful interface for it.
Power
Power Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
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