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Gigabyte B460M DS3H V2 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

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Gigabyte B460M DS3H V2

GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

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Brand
Gigabyte
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
B460M DS3H V2
Model
GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
Release Date
📅 March 2021
Release Date
📅 July 2014
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons
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Cons
  • No M.2 support
Series
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Series
-
Socket
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Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
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Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
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Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
-
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
* 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
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Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
-
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
-
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
-
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
-
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
-
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
-
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
5
SATA Express Ports
-
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
-
M.2 Ports
0
RAM Slots
-
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
-
Maximum Supported RAM
16GB
Onboard USB 2.0
-
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
-
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
-
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Those with more modest needs can get by with Intel's tiny Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Those who need more expansion slots can default to micro-ATX. But if you're the kind of person whose only required add-in board is a beefy GPU, as many are, chances..."


What are the differences between Gigabyte B460M DS3H V2 and GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte B460M DS3H V2:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 7 years later.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5:

  • Around 50% lower thermal design power.
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