Compare Motherboards: Biostar X370GTN vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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Biostar X370GTN

MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
90
Brand
Biostar
Brand
MSI
Model
X370GTN
Model
  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R
Release Date
📅 January 2018

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
📅 August 2015

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
Series
MSI Gaming
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD X370
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8118AS
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
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Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
2
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
2
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
2
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Critic Reviews

"The guys at BIOSTAR sent over their X370 ITX AM4 motherboard – apparently just to confuse me! X370 in an ITX board?! Let's take a look at this feature packed board! Want one? Amazon: prourls.co/zgne Products shown provided by: Biostar - Patreon:..."

Critic Reviews

"It's a shame the latest EFI seemed to hamper overclocking, but unless you're looking for an every day overclock of 4.6GHz or over, or want to use the Z170A Gaming M5 to benchmark, then something in the region of 4.3-4.5GHz is perfectly achievable with..."

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Compare Motherboards: Biostar X370GTN 🆚 MSI Z170A GAMING M5. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Biostar X370GTN:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 1866MHz, 2666MHz, 2933MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A GAMING M5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 3000MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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