Compare Motherboards: MSI H170A PC Mate vs Z97-GD65 GAMING

MSI H170A PC Mate

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MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING

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Price
$286.00
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 90
Brand MSI MSI
Model H170A PC MATE Z97-GD65 GAMING
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Solid performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
  • Lots of features
Cons -
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor ATX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 -
Audio Channels 8 Channels -
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps -
SLI Support No Yes
CrossFire Support Yes Yes
RAID Support No Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 8
SATA Express Ports 1 0
M.2 Ports 1 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170A PC Mate vs Z97-GD65 GAMING. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI H170A PC Mate:

  • MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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