Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs MSI A78M-E45

Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H


MSI A78M-E45

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Pangoly Score - 74
Brand Gigabyte MSI
Model GA-H170M-D3H A78M-E45
Release Date - February 2014
TDP 60 Watts 60 Watts
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Suggested PC builds
Pros -
  • HDMI output
  • USB 3.0
  • 4x DDR3 DIMM Slots
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Series -
Socket LGA1151 FM2+
Form factor Micro ATX Micro ATX
Chipset Intel H170 AMD A78
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
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 64GB
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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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H:

  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI A78M-E45:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2133MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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