Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 vs MSI Z170M Mortar

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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

MSI Z170M Mortar

Price
$124.37
Price
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
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Brand
Asus
Brand
MSI
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
Z170M MORTAR
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
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TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 60 Watts
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Series
Series
Socket
AM3+
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz
* 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
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3400Mhz
* 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 ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
No
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
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Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 🆚 MSI Z170M Mortar. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3:

  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170M Mortar:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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