Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs ASUS Z97-DELUXE

Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H

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ASUS Z97-DELUXE

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Pangoly Score - 94
Brand Gigabyte ASUS
Model GA-H170M-D3H Z97-DELUXE
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 60 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Pros -
  • Great build quality
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Dual LAN
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
Cons - -
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 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 6
SATA Express Ports 2 2
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 1
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...."

"ASUS is a name we are all familiar with in some way. From motherboards, such as the Z97 DELUXE we will look at today, to monitors, video cards, laptops, cases, and coolers, there is a good chance an ASUS product has seen your desk at some point if you..."

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Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs ASUS Z97-DELUXE. 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.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z97-DELUXE:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1800MHz, 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2400MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz, 3100MHz, 3300MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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