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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II vs MSI Z97 GAMING 7

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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II

MSI Z97 GAMING 7

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93
Brand
ASUS
Brand
MSI
Model
  • TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II
  • 90MB1620-M0AAY0
Model
Z97-GAMING 7
Release Date
📅 October 2020
Release Date
📅 May 2014
* 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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Pros
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Pros
  • Solid performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Improved BIOS
  • Lots of features
Series
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Series
-
Socket
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Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
-
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
-
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
-
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
* 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 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Killer E2205
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
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
-
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
-
PCI-Express x1 Slots
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
-
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
-
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
-
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
-
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
-
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
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

"The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard is one great overclocking motherboard. That is sort of odd since it is dedicated to the "Gaming" brand by MSI. This segment of MSI's product stack, while not marketed to the hardcore enthusiast, surely stands up in the overclocking category. Being that it is a Gaming branded motherboard, it does carry a few less fea ..."

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What are the differences between ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II and MSI Z97 GAMING 7? 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:

  • 48% cheaper, you can save $85.87.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 GAMING 7:

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