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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK vs GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H

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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK

GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H

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Brand
MSI
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
B350 TOMAHAWK
Model
GA-Z87X-UD5H
Release Date
📅 March 2017
Release Date
📅 June 2013
* 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
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Pros
  • Dual Intel LAN
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Gigabyte DualBIOS
Cons
-
Cons
  • Onboard audio is good but not high-end
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
* 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
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
10
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
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 ..."

Critic Reviews

"We've seen a mixed reaction to Intel's new Haswell CPU and LGA1150 socket from enthusiasts. Some, like us, see it as a solid piece of hardware with welcome improvements for the platform if upgrading from older hardware. Others have unfurled “Don't Reboot... "

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What are the differences between MSI B350 TOMAHAWK and GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI B350 TOMAHAWK:

  • 45% cheaper, you can save $121.07.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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