Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance

Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H

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ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance

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Pangoly Score - 83
Brand Gigabyte ASRock
Model GA-H170M-D3H FATAL1TY H97 PERFORMANCE
Release Date - July 2014
TDP 60 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Pros -
  • Good build quality
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Very good onboard audio
Cons -
  • No M.2 or SATA Express support
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel H97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 -
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel -
LAN Chipset Intel GbE LAN chip -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps -
SLI Support No No
CrossFire Support Yes Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 2 6
SATA Express Ports 2 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews

"Mini-ITX boards are the smallest (170mm x 170mm), but often have to make some sacrifices, such as only a single PCIe x16 port. micro-ATX (mATX) boards are significantly bigger (244mm x 244mm), and can often be found for very affordable prices...."

"ASRock's H97 motherboard doesn't deviate from the norm in this respect. There's neither M.2 nor SATA Express on offer, ASRock banking that the average gamer has no use for them – and it may be right. A standard 4-pin power connector near the PCI-E 3.0..."

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Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1866MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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