Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional

Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional

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Pangoly Score - 94
Brand Gigabyte ASRock
Model GA-H170M-D3H Fatal1ty Z97 Professional
Release Date - -
TDP 60 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Solid performance
  • Dual LAN
  • Great onboard audio
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
Cons -
  • None
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3300Mhz
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 Yes
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 4
SATA Express Ports 2 2
M.2 Ports 1 1
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...."

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Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional. 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.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz, 2133MHz, 2400MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3300MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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