Compare Motherboards: Asus Prime B350M-E vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 7

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Asus Prime B350M-E

GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 7

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
91
Brand
Asus
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
Prime B350M-E
Model
GA-Z97X-GAMING 7
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
🔌 70 Watts
Price history
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Price history
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Pros
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Pros
  • Solid performance
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons
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Cons
  • Marvell SATA 6Gbps ports are slower than alternatives
  • BIOS interface needs improvment
Series
Series
G1 Gaming
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
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 depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR3:
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 depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H
LAN Chipset
Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
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Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
1
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Gaming 7 retains the high-end features expected from the G1 line. In all our testing we found this motherboard to be a consistent performer and we therefore regard Gaming 7 a smart choice for gamers and enthusiasts who are looking for an inexpensive path to Intel Z97."

by Vortez
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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus Prime B350M-E:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 7:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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