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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK vs ASUS Z170M-PLUS

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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK

ASUS Z170M-PLUS

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Brand
MSI
Brand
ASUS
Model
B350 TOMAHAWK
Model
Z170M-PLUS
Release Date
📅 March 2017
Release Date
-
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 60 Watts
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Recommended supported parts
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Series
Series
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
AMD B350
Chipset
Intel Z170
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews

"It features a really attractive design, a nice basic feature set, strong overclocking capabilities, and a price tag that should give everyone looking at X370 motherboards a moment of pause. Last, but not least, it even has a twin - the B350 Tomahawk Artic - which has a white PCB, white colour scheme, and white LEDs, and it even retails for the same ..."

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What are the differences between MSI B350 TOMAHAWK and ASUS Z170M-PLUS? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI B350 TOMAHAWK:

  • 29% cheaper, you can save $60.11.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z170M-PLUS:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3300MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
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