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Gigabyte B460M DS3H V2 vs MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO

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Gigabyte B460M DS3H V2

MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO

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Brand
Gigabyte
Brand
MSI
Model
B460M DS3H V2
Model
Z97 GUARD-PRO
Release Date
📅 March 2021
Release Date
📅 May 2014
* 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
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Pros
  • Good overclocking for a low cost motherboard
  • M.2 Support
Cons
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Cons
  • No HDMI output
  • Mediocre onboard audio
  • Realtek NIC
Series
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Series
-
Socket
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Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
-
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
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Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
-
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
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LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
-
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
-
CrossFire Support
Yes
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
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
-
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
-
PCI-Express x1 Slots
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
-
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
-
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
-
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
-
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
-
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
-
Onboard USB 2.0
2
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

"When the Intel Z97 Chipset made its debut earlier this year, most of the attention was in favour of the mid ranged to high-end motherboards. The lower end entry boards tend to miss out and are often overlooked. Today we'll be looking at a board with a..."


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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte B460M DS3H V2:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 7 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO:

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