Compare Motherboards: MSI H170A PC Mate vs ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac

MSI H170A PC Mate

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ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac

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$268.99
$114.19
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Brand MSI ASRock
Model H170A PC MATE
  • AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac
  • Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac
Release Date - -
TDP 70 Watts 30 Watts
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Series Fatal1ty
Socket LGA1151 AM4
Form factor ATX Mini ITX
Chipset Intel H170 AMD B350
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 8 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H Intel i211AT
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support No No
CrossFire Support Yes No
RAID Support No Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 4
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 1 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"However, we are less convinced of the added value of the X370 Gaming ITX / ac: you actually pay 30 euros more for a faster WiFi chip, and the signs are virtually identical. On paper, the X370 board offers more overclocking possibilities, but in the absence of a baseclock generator that is mainly an academic issue. The biggest advantage of the X370 ..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170A PC Mate vs ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI H170A PC Mate:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac:

  • 58% cheaper, you can save $154.80.
  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2400MHz, 2933MHz, 3200MHz, 3466MHz
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