Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex

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MSI H170I Pro AC

Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex

Price
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Price
$327.99
Availability
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Availability
In Stock
Brand
MSI
Brand
Asus
Model
H170I PRO AC
Model
  • MAXIMUS IX APEX
  • ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX
Release Date
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Release Date
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TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 100 Watts
Price history
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Price history

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Suggested PC builds
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Series
Series
ROG
Socket
LGA1151
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
EATX
Chipset
Intel H170
Chipset
Intel Z270
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depends on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depends on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Onboard USB 3.0
Yes
Onboard USB 3.0
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
2
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC 🆚 Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex. 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 70% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports Wireless LAN.

Reasons to pick the Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3300MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz, 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz, 3800MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4266MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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