Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING

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MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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Price
$189.99
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Availability Out of Stock -
Pangoly Score - 90
Brand Asus MSI
Model
  • ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING
  • STRIX X370-I GAMING
  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R
Release Date - August 2015
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket AM4 LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset AMD X370 Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset - -
Audio Channels - -
LAN Chipset - -
Max LAN Speed - -
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 2
SATA Express Ports 0 2
M.2 Ports 2 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"It's a shame the latest EFI seemed to hamper overclocking, but unless you're looking for an every day overclock of 4.6GHz or over, or want to use the Z170A Gaming M5 to benchmark, then something in the region of 4.3-4.5GHz is perfectly achievable wit ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING:

  • MSI Z170A GAMING M5 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Around 57% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz, 3600MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A GAMING M5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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