Compare Motherboards: ECS KAM1-I (1.0) vs MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING

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ECS KAM1-I (1.0)

MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING

Price
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Price
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Availability
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Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
90
Brand
ECS
Brand
MSI
Model
KAM1-I(1.0)
Model
Z97-GD65 GAMING
Release Date
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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
  • Solid performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
  • Lots of features
Cons
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Cons
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series
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Series
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Socket
AM1
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD AM1
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1600Mhz
* 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:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 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
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Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
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Audio Channels
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LAN Chipset
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LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
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Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
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
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
16GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
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Compare Motherboards: ECS KAM1-I (1.0) 🆚 MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ECS KAM1-I (1.0):

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz, 1333MHz, 1866MHz, 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2400MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz
  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +16GB maximum RAM supported.
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