Compare Motherboards: MSI B250 PC MATE vs GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

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MSI B250 PC MATE

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

Price
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Price
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Availability
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Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
90
Brand
MSI
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
B250 PC MATE
Model
GA-Z170X-GAMING 5
Release Date
📅 January 2017

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
📅 August 2015

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Price history
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Price history
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Series
Series
Socket
LGA1151
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel B250
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
3
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

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Compare Motherboards: MSI B250 PC MATE 🆚 GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 5. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI B250 PC MATE:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 16 months later.
  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming 5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 3200MHz
  • +3 Ports SATA Express.
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