Compare Motherboards: MSI B250 PC MATE vs Z97-G45 GAMING

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MSI B250 PC MATE

MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

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Pangoly Score
88
Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
B250 PC MATE
Model
Z97-G45 GAMING
Release Date
📅 January 2017

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

Release Date
📅 May 2014

* 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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Pros
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Pros
  • Good performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons
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Cons
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series
Series
MSI Gaming
Socket
LGA1151
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel B250
Chipset
Intel Z97
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
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
LAN Chipset
Killer E2205
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
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Back I/O Ports
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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
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI B250 PC MATE 🆚 Z97-G45 GAMING. 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 3 years later.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97-G45 GAMING:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports RAID.
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