Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

MSI H170I Pro AC

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ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

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$249.99
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Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI ASRock
Model H170I PRO AC X470 Taichi Ultimate
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TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 AM4
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 AMD X470
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H AQUANTIA AQC107
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support No Yes
CrossFire Support No Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 8
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 1 3
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"Both boards are great, while the specs are similar the Taichi and Taichi Ultimate has quite some price gap. The Taichi retails at RM 979 awhile the Taichi Ultimate retails at RM 1199 – that's more than RM 200 gap for just the Aquantia 10Gbps LAN and..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI H170I Pro AC:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate:

  • MSI H170I Pro AC is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 2933MHz, 3200MHz, 3466MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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