Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming vs MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming

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MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

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Price
$343.99
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 88
Brand Gigabyte MSI
Model
  • GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming
  • GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming (rev. 1.0)
Z97-G45 GAMING
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Good performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons -
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series MSI Gaming
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel Z170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel GbE LAN chip Killer E2205
Max LAN Speed - 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support Yes 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 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
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Compare Motherboards: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming vs MSI Z97-G45 GAMING. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming:

  • MSI Z97-G45 GAMING is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97-G45 GAMING:

  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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