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

ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

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Price
$249.99
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Pangoly Score - 88
Brand ASRock MSI
Model X470 Taichi Ultimate Z97-G45 GAMING
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Good performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons -
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series - MSI Gaming
Socket AM4 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset AMD X470 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset AQUANTIA AQC107 Killer E2205
Max LAN Speed 10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes Yes
CrossFire Support Yes Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8 6
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 3 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 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 vs 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:

  • MSI Z97-G45 GAMING is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +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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