Compare Motherboards: Biostar X370GTN vs MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

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Biostar X370GTN

MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

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Pangoly Score
88
Brand
Biostar
Brand
MSI
Model
X370GTN
Model
Z97-G45 GAMING
Release Date
📅 January 2018

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

Release Date
📅 May 2014

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

TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Good performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons
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Cons
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series
Series
MSI Gaming
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD X370
Chipset
Intel Z97
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
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
* 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
Killer E2205
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
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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
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
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:..."

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Compare Motherboards: Biostar X370GTN 🆚 MSI Z97-G45 GAMING. 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 4 years later.
  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97-G45 GAMING:

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