Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 vs MSI Z87 MPOWER

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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

MSI Z87 MPOWER

Price
$134.99
Price
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
94
Brand
Asus
Brand
MSI
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
Z87 MPOWER
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
📅 June 2013

* 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
  • Killer E2205 Network controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • WiFi/Bluetooth support
  • High overclocking potential
Cons
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Cons
  • None
Series
Series
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Socket
AM3+
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
Intel Z87
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 depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR3:
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 depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
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
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
1
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Today we have another selection of Z87 based boards to look at. These are mid-high end models and each offers something different for the consumer. So let's get started on the ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional, ASUS Maximus VI Gene and MSI Z87... "

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Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 🆚 MSI Z87 MPOWER. 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:

  • MSI Z87 MPOWER is obsolete and not available anymore in the selected store.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 5 years later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz, 1333MHz, 1800MHz, 2000MHz

Reasons to pick the MSI Z87 MPOWER:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2600MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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