Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z87-G43

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING

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MSI Z87-G43

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Pangoly Score - 88
Brand Asus MSI
Model
  • ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING
  • STRIX X370-I GAMING
Z87-G43
Release Date - June 2013
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Price
  • Overclocking capabilities
Cons -
  • No SLI support
  • Average audio chip
Series - -
Socket AM4 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset AMD X370 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset - -
Audio Channels - -
LAN Chipset - -
Max LAN Speed - -
SLI Support No No
CrossFire Support No Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 6
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 2 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
Critic Reviews

"The best mini-ITX board for Ryzen, offering striking looks and decent overclocking, but the X370 chipset needlessly inflates the..."

"MSI mainboards have really changed as we’ve made sure in our tests of the Z87-G43 model. Some of those changes are not visible even if you know they exist. The mainboard uses a PCB with tightly woven fabric while the redesigned power system allows... "

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Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z87-G43. 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:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z87-G43:

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