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Biostar B560GTQ Racing vs MSI H97 GUARD-PRO

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Biostar B560GTQ Racing

MSI H97 GUARD-PRO

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Brand
Biostar
Brand
MSI
Model
b560gtq
Model
H97 GUARD-PRO
Release Date
📅 May 2021
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
-
Pros
  • Good pricing
  • M.2 Support
Cons
-
Cons
  • No HDMI output
  • Mediocre onboard audio
  • Realtek NIC
Series
RACING
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel B560
Chipset
Intel H97
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8125B
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
PCI-Express x1 Slots
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
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What are the differences between Biostar B560GTQ Racing and MSI H97 GUARD-PRO? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Biostar B560GTQ Racing:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 7 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +96GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI H97 GUARD-PRO:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +3 Slots PCI-E x1.
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