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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II vs MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II

MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

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Brand
ASUS
Brand
MSI
Model
  • TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II
  • 90MB1620-M0AAY0
Model
  • Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION
  • 7968-001R
Release Date
📅 October 2020
Release Date
📅 October 2015
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
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Series
Socket
-
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
-
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
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Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
-
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
-
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
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Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset
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LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
-
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
-
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
-
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
4
PCI-Express x4 Slots
-
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
-
PCI-Express x1 Slots
3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
-
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
-
SATA Express Ports
2
M.2 Ports
-
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
-
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
-
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
-
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
-
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
-
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"When a new chipset/platform is launched we always see a nice varied set of motherboards based around them. It isnt until a little later that things get really interesting as manufacturers really try to differentiate themselves from the competition...."

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What are the differences between ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II and MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II:

  • 56% cheaper, you can save $119.95.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 5 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION:

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