Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5

Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H

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MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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Pangoly Score - 90
Brand Gigabyte MSI
Model GA-H170M-D3H
  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R
Release Date - August 2015
TDP 60 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
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 2
SATA Express Ports 2 2
M.2 Ports 1 2
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...."

"It's a shame the latest EFI seemed to hamper overclocking, but unless you're looking for an every day overclock of 4.6GHz or over, or want to use the Z170A Gaming M5 to benchmark, then something in the region of 4.3-4.5GHz is perfectly achievable with..."

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Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5. 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.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A GAMING M5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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