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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK vs ASUS Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK

ASUS Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac)

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Pangoly Score (How do we rate?)
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Pangoly Score (How do we rate?)
92
Brand
MSI
Brand
ASUS
Model
B350 TOMAHAWK
Model
Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi AC)
Release Date
📅 March 2017
Release Date
📅 May 2014
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
User reviews
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
(180 reviews)

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TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Price history
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Recommended supported parts
Recommended supported parts
Pros
-
Pros
  • Easy to overclock
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Clean layout
Cons
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Cons
  • Automatic overclock not very accurate
Series
Series
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Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD B350
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz
* 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
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
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
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
0
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

"Even at $200 the system punches above its weight, and the lack of issues across my testing with almost a dozen CPUs for other reviews can only ever be a positive. Users investing into the Z97 ecosystem should consider the Z97-Pro or the Z97-Pro WiFi AC as worthwhile motherboards in their builds. "

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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI B350 TOMAHAWK:

  • 57% cheaper, you can save $196.05.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +2 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +2 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac):

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
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