Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

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Pangoly Score - 87
Brand Gigabyte GIGABYTE
Model GA-H170M-D3H GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
Release Date - July 2014
TDP 60 Watts 30 Watts
Price history - -
Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons -
  • No M.2 support
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX Mini ITX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
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 No
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 2 5
SATA Express Ports 2 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 16GB
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...."

"Those with more modest needs can get by with Intel's tiny Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Those who need more expansion slots can default to micro-ATX. But if you're the kind of person whose only required add-in board is a beefy GPU, as many are, chances..."

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Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +48GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5:

  • Around 50% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz, 1800MHz, 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2400MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz
  • +3 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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