Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87

Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H

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ASUS Sabertooth Z87

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Availability - -
Pangoly Score - 90
Brand Gigabyte ASUS
Model GA-H170M-D3H
  • SABERTOOTH Z87
  • 90MB0DR0-M0EAY0
Release Date - October 2016
TDP 60 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Pros -
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Thermal armor and thermal management system work great
Cons -
  • Thermal Armour may obstruct some larger CPU heatsinks
  • 35mm motherboard fans can get noisy in AUTO mode
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel GbE LAN chip Intel I217-V
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 8
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...."

"Would the likes of MSI's yield a slightly higher maximum frequency courtesy of extensive hand tuning by somebody who really knows their overclocking oats? Very likely. If that's you, the MSI is probably the better choice. But for everyone else, the..."

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Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87. 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.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Sabertooth Z87:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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