Product Comparison: MSI Z370-A PRO vs MSI Z390-A PRO


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
MSI
Model
Z370-A PRO
Z390-A PRO
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
MSI motherboards been designed with tons of smart features for convenient setup and usage, such as pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and multiple cooling solutions, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
Intel® Socket 1151
LGA1151
Chipset
Intel® Z370 Chipset
Intel® Z390 Chipset
Supported Processors
Pentium® Gold, Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket, Intel® Core™ 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™
9th/ 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold / Celeron®
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
MSI Z390-A PRO Socket 1151/Z390/DDR4/S-ATA 600/ATX
  • It has plenty of fan headers and it really helps when I need to run all PCs running at nearly 100% CPU usage constantly.
  • Using 9th gen cpu, and fast GPU - very pleased.
  • Excellent motherboard, Truly is plug and play. I'm using a i5 9600k With it and it truly does what it says on the box. Would definitely recommend.
  • The motherboard does all the basic things well. It’s stable and all the major components work well enough and are fast.
  • The motherboard works fine with my processor, no complaints.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
2 in.
0.98 in.
Weight
1.1 lbs.
2.2 lbs.

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z390-A PRO

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z390-A PRO

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z390-A PRO

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z390-A PRO

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
4000 MHz
4400 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
128 GB

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z390-A PRO

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z390-A PRO

MSI Z370-A PRO

MSI Z390-A PRO

What customers say about "Memory"
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.
MSI Z390-A PRO Socket 1151/Z390/DDR4/S-ATA 600/ATX
  • Memory speed is so good, love it!
  • I have not seen such a memory speed, very cool!
  • I think the coolest thing about this motherboard is the memory speed.
  • For six months the motherboard worked fine, but now there are problems with memory.
  • At first there were memory errors, but then they disappeared, some kind of magic.
Connectivity
PCI-E
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
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots(support x16/x4 mode), 4 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
USB
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)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports (1 Type-A port and 1 Type-C port on the back panel), 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 3.1 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 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
2 x M.2 slots (1 M-Key slot,1 E-Key slot), 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), 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin Water Pump connector, 5 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x System panel connectors, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x 4-pin RGB LED connector, 1 x Serial port connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Parallel port connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Thunderbolt Add-on Card Connector, 1 x Front OC button connector, PS/2 Combo Port, VGA port, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A+C, LAN, HD Audio Connectors, DVI-D port, 1 x DisplayPort
What customers say about "Connectivity"
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.
MSI Z390-A PRO Socket 1151/Z390/DDR4/S-ATA 600/ATX
  • This board has a USB C connector and a VGA output which I need.
  • Fits perfectly for the items I bought, haven't problems with connect.
  • There are all the ports and connectors that I needed and even more!
  • It dont let me have ethernet and the usbs dont always work there was plenty of annoyances trying to install windows.
  • Some of the SATA connections and one of the USB3 ports come out of the side of the motherboard rather than the top. They clashed with the metalwork in my case and standard Sata cables would not fit in the lower three sockets.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek® ALC892 Codec
Realtek® ALC892 Codec
Additional Accessories Included
User's manual, SATA Cable x2
User's manual, ASUS Q-Shield, Driver DVD, 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
Extras
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
Extended Heatsink Design, DDR4 Boost, Turbo M.2, PCI-E Steel Armor, Heavy plated heatsinks, PCI-E Steel Slot, Audio Boost
What customers say about "Features"
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.
MSI Z390-A PRO Socket 1151/Z390/DDR4/S-ATA 600/ATX
  • Plenty of fan headers, nice board. smells good.
  • Very good motherboard, good bios settings and a lot of features!
  • Plenty of additional accessories included, everything you need to.
  • Mobo delivers the highest sound quality that i have, highly recommended.
  • I haven't issues with bios, the interface is very clear, even a child will understand.
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 1 x 6-pin ATX 12V power connector
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE, FCC
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