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

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING

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MSI Z97 MPOWER

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Price
$189.99
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Availability Out of Stock -
Pangoly Score - 93
Brand Asus MSI
Model
  • ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING
  • STRIX X370-I GAMING
Z97 MPOWER
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
Price history
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Pros -
  • Build quality
  • Great performance
  • Easy overclocking
  • Very good onboard audio
Cons -
  • No SATA Express
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 ALC1150
Audio Channels - 8 Channels
LAN Chipset - Intel I218
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 8
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 question with the Z97 MPower is a similar one to the issues we had between the Maximus VII Ranger and Hero. The Hero was more expensive but did offer an illuminated chipset and audio section and some uprated components. However, the latter..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs MSI Z97 MPOWER. 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  • MSI Z97 MPOWER is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Around 57% lower TDP.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 MPOWER:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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