Compare Motherboards: Asus Prime B350M-E vs MSI Z97 GAMING 7

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Asus Prime B350M-E

MSI Z97 GAMING 7

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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
93
Brand
Asus
Brand
MSI
Model
Prime B350M-E
Model
Z97-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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Pros
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Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Improved BIOS
  • Lots of features
Series
Series
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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:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
* 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
Killer E2205
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
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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
8
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
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard is one great overclocking motherboard. That is sort of odd since it is dedicated to the "Gaming" brand by MSI. This segment of MSI's product stack, while not marketed to the hardcore enthusiast, surely stands up in the overclocking category. Being that it is a Gaming branded motherboard, it does carry a few less fea ..."

by HARDOCP
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Compare Motherboards: Asus Prime B350M-E 🆚 MSI Z97 GAMING 7. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus Prime B350M-E:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 GAMING 7:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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