Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING

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MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO

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Price
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Availability - -
Pangoly Score - 83
Brand Asus MSI
Model
  • ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING
  • STRIX X370-I GAMING
Z97 GUARD-PRO
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Good overclocking for a low cost motherboard
  • M.2 Support
Cons -
  • No HDMI output
  • Mediocre onboard audio
  • Realtek NIC
Series - -
Socket AM4 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset AMD X370 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels - 8 Channels
LAN Chipset - Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed - 10/100/1000Mbps
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 1
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..."

"When the Intel Z97 Chipset made its debut earlier this year, most of the attention was in favour of the mid ranged to high-end motherboards. The lower end entry boards tend to miss out and are often overlooked. Today we'll be looking at a board with a..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO. 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.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO:

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