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Gigabyte A520M DS3H vs MSI H87-G43

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Gigabyte A520M DS3H

MSI H87-G43

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Brand
Gigabyte
Brand
MSI
Model
  • A520M-DS3H
  • GA-A520M-DS3H
Model
H87-G43
Release Date
📅 August 2020
Release Date
📅 December 2013
* 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
  • Price
  • Windows 8 support
Series
-
Series
-
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD A520
Chipset
Intel H87
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4400Mhz 4733Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz
* 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 ALC887
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek GbE LAN chip
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
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
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1 x DVI-D port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 3 x audio jacks
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
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
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
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 Gigabyte A520M DS3H and MSI H87-G43? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte A520M DS3H:

  • 73% cheaper, you can save $209.00.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 7 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +96GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI H87-G43:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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