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GIGABYTE B560M DS3H vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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GIGABYTE B560M DS3H

MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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Brand
GIGABYTE
Brand
MSI
Model
B560M DS3H
Model
  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R
Release Date
📅 May 2021
Release Date
📅 August 2015
* 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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Series
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Series
MSI Gaming
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel B560
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
* 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 ALC1150
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
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
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
2
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
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
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"It's a shame the latest EFI seemed to hamper overclocking, but unless you're looking for an every day overclock of 4.6GHz or over, or want to use the Z170A Gaming M5 to benchmark, then something in the region of 4.3-4.5GHz is perfectly achievable with..."

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What are the differences between GIGABYTE B560M DS3H and MSI Z170A GAMING M5? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE B560M DS3H:

  • 65% cheaper, you can save $201.50.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A GAMING M5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
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