Compare Motherboards: ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate vs MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

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ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

Price
$289.59
Price
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
88
Brand
ASRock
Brand
MSI
Model
X470 Taichi Ultimate
Model
Z97-G45 GAMING
Release Date
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Release Date
📅 May 2014

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

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Good performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons
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Cons
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series
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Series
MSI Gaming
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD X470
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
* 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
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
* 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 ALC1220
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
AQUANTIA AQC107
LAN Chipset
Killer E2205
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Onboard USB 3.0
Yes
Onboard USB 3.0
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Ports
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Critic Reviews

"Both boards are great, while the specs are similar the Taichi and Taichi Ultimate has quite some price gap. The Taichi retails at RM 979 awhile the Taichi Ultimate retails at RM 1199 – that's more than RM 200 gap for just the Aquantia 10Gbps LAN and..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate 🆚 MSI Z97-G45 GAMING. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate:

  • Supports Wireless LAN.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +3 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97-G45 GAMING:

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