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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK vs A78M-E45

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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK

MSI A78M-E45

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Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
B350 TOMAHAWK
Model
A78M-E45
Release Date
📅 March 2017
Release Date
📅 February 2014
* 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
Recommended supported parts
Pros
-
Pros
  • HDMI output
  • USB 3.0
  • 4x DDR3 DIMM Slots
Series
Series
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Socket
AM4
Socket
FM2+
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
AMD B350
Chipset
AMD A78
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
* 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
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
1
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
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
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
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 ..."

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What are the differences between MSI B350 TOMAHAWK and A78M-E45? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI B350 TOMAHAWK:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.

Reasons to pick the MSI A78M-E45:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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