Compare Motherboards: Asus Prime B350M-E vs ASUS Z97I-PLUS

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Asus Prime B350M-E

ASUS Z97I-PLUS

Price
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Price
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Availability
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Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
86
Brand
Asus
Brand
ASUS
Model
Prime B350M-E
Model
Z97I-PLUS
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
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
Price history
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Price history
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Recommended compatible parts
Pros
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Pros
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • Support for M.2 storage (on back of board)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Cons
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Cons
  • Mediocre onboard audio
Series
Series
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Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
AMD B350
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
* 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:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz
* 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
8 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel I218-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
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Back I/O Ports
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Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
1
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
16GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"There's a lot to like here with the Z97i-Plus; it has M.2 - something many of its rivals lack, plus sports 802.11ac WiFi and an antenna in the box. It has plenty of overclocking potential and the removal of the large VRM daughterboard has most likely..."

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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus Prime B350M-E:

  • +16GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z97I-PLUS:

  • Around 50% lower thermal design power.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
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