Product Comparison: MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON vs MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
MSI
Model
X470 GAMING PRO CARBON
X470 GAMING M7 AC
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AM4 ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the AMD X470 chipset, supporting AMD Ryzen series and A-Series/Athlon processors with an AM4 socket. It has four DDR4 slots that can hold up to 64GB of dual-channel RAM at speeds of up to 3466 MHz when overclocked.
Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colours / 17 effects controlled in one click! Powered by AMD, ensure an uninterupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds. By providing dual 8 pin connectors to ensure adequate power supply to unleash ultimate multi-core CPU performance.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
AM4
AM4
Chipset
AMD X470
AMD X470
Supported Processors
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • This is a very great board. Good form factor.
  • Overall, it works and works well. Good form factor for my case.
  • Bios was easy to update to be Ryzen 3rd Gen compatible.
  • Don't buy this for a new Ryzen 3000 unless you have an older processor to update the BIOS first.
  • Completely unreliable with R9 3900x, don't waste your money on the m/b if you have that processor.
MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC ATX Motherboard
  • The AMD Ryzen processors were performing quite well for the price vs Intel.
  • I bought this motherboard to pair with the new Ryzen 5 3600X processor. I like it.
  • This is a very solid board. Good form factor.
  • Solid board construction with a great layout. Awesome good factor.
  • Solid Build Quality and Beautiful Look. Good form factor.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
1.97 in.
3.1 in.
Weight
3.3 lbs.
3.3 lbs.

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3466 MHz
3600 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
128 GB
128 GB

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC

What customers say about "Memory"
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • BIOS easy to work with specially one click to Over Clock the memory.
  • Memory XMP profiles actually work correctly as expected.
  • I can easily overclocking the cpu and memory in bios to reach highest performance ever.
  • Overall very good motherboard. Good speed memory.
  • The biggest concern was finding compatible memory.
MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC ATX Motherboard
  • Memory compatibility, 3200 out of the box, no issues.
  • This board has no issue with running my 3200 memory at 3400.
  • Reinforced memory slots. Good memory.
  • Max supported memory is 64gb. Not that I could afford 32gb ram sticks but it would be nice to have the option.
  • Only drawback is the new DDR4 only memory slots.
Connectivity
PCI
5
6
PCI-E
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, PCIe 2.0 x16, 2x PCIe 2.0 x1
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, PCIe 2.0 x16, 3x PCIe 2.0 x1
HDMI
1
0
USB
2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 8x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB 2.0
3x USB 3.1 Gen2, 6x USB 2.0, 8x USB 3.1 Gen1
SATA
8
6
Other Interfaces
2x M.2, DisplayPоrt, I211AT, PS/2, 5x audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out
2x M.2, PS/2, Optical S/PDIF-Out, 5x audio jacks

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC

What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • Used for an Xubuntu 18.04 install. Easy connect.
  • Simply the best install in the 25 + years I have been building my own Gaming Rigs.
  • Great look, easy installation.
  • Looks good, easy to install, doesn't crash often.
  • The top m.2 connection only supports the NVMe type m.2 drive.
MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC ATX Motherboard
  • This board has probably among the best usb connectivity.
  • Dual 8 pin EPS power, impressive number of VRM phases, and high quality components.
  • No issues with the board. Easy connect.
  • All the connectors fit properly, and pins looked good.
  • The 2 8 pin cpu connection was a little confusing.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC1220 Codec
Realtek ALC1220 Codec
Additional Accessories Included
Driver disk, MSI Gaming logo sticker, 2x SATA cables, I/O Shield, 2x Wi-Fi antennas, SLI HB BRIDGE, Cable label sticker, 2x RGB cables, M.2 Screw
4x SATA cables, SLI HB BRIDGE, WiFi antenna, 2x RGB cables, M.2 Screw, JCORSAIR extension cable, MSI case badge, SATA stickers, Driver disk
Extras
Full gaming I/O cover and Heatsink, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost 4 with amplifier, MSI Mystic Light utility, Multi-GPU, One click VR
Solid heatsink, PCI-E Steel Armor, M.2 Shield Frozr, Audio Boost 4 with amplifier, Multi-GPU, MSI APP Player
What customers say about "Features"
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • The most impressive feature is the Audio Boost which supposedly improves input/output, and it did just that.
  • The new features are many and nothing in excess.
  • The feature set is perfect and it's an excellent value for the price.
  • MB has 5v rgb pin that allows me to replace RGB fans and use mysticlight to sync the RGB fans.
  • Other features, like Nvidia Sli, AMD CrossFire, 2 m.2 slot are great either.
MSI X470 GAMING M7 AC ATX Motherboard
  • Great bios features such as USB bios update, readable code on the board, clear cmos button.
  • I like that it has a lot of extra features and as I learn more I’ll have stuff to mess with.
  • Steel armor enforced PCI slots, love this added feature.
  • Love the Mystic Lights. Plenty of fan headers.
  • Steel armor enforced PCI slots, love this added feature.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 2x 8-pin ATX 12V
24-pin ATX, 2x 8-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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