Compare Motherboards: Asus Q87M-E/CSM vs MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

Asus Q87M-E/CSM

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Price
$174.99
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 88
Brand Asus MSI
Model Q87M-E/CSM Z97-G45 GAMING
Release Date September 2018 May 2014
TDP 60 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Good performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons -
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series - MSI Gaming
Socket LGA1150 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Q87 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887-VD Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 8 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I217-LM Killer E2205
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 6
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
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Compare Motherboards: Asus Q87M-E/CSM vs MSI Z97-G45 GAMING. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus Q87M-E/CSM:

  • MSI Z97-G45 GAMING is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Newer Product, it was realeased around 4 years later.
  • Around 14% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97-G45 GAMING:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1866MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2600MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz
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