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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK vs ASUS Z87-A

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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK

ASUS Z87-A

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Brand
MSI
Brand
ASUS
Model
B350 TOMAHAWK
Model
Z87-A
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
🔌 70 Watts
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Recommended supported parts
Recommended supported parts
Pros
-
Pros
  • Overclock capabilities
Series
Series
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Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD B350
Chipset
Intel Z87
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz
* 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
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
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
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
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
3
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
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 ..."

Critic Reviews

"the performance of this board isn't bad at all It is somewhere in the center span On another note we had a look at power consumption and in this case we clearly see that we have a board here that hasn't been equipped with an armada of features In the..."

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What are the differences between MSI B350 TOMAHAWK and ASUS Z87-A? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI B350 TOMAHAWK:

  • 9% cheaper, you can save $14.89.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z87-A:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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