Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z270 GAMING M5

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING

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MSI Z270 GAMING M5

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Price
$189.99
$286.78
Availability Out of Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 87
Brand Asus MSI
Model
  • ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING
  • STRIX X370-I GAMING
Z270 GAMING M5
Release Date - January 2017
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket AM4 LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset AMD X370 Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels - 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset - Killer E2500
Max LAN Speed - 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 6
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 2 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"Z270 Gaming M5 looks quite different from its Z170 predecessor and I mean in the right direction, proving that MSI innovates with every family of motherboards. The new board gained tremendously in aspect, just by having the plastic cover on the left. ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z270 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:

  • 34% cheaper, you can save $96.79.
  • Around 57% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz

Reasons to pick the MSI Z270 GAMING M5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3800MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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