Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87

MSI H170I Pro AC

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ASUS Sabertooth Z87

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Availability - -
Pangoly Score - 90
Brand MSI ASUS
Model H170I PRO AC
  • SABERTOOTH Z87
  • 90MB0DR0-M0EAY0
Release Date - October 2016
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Thermal armor and thermal management system work great
Cons -
  • Thermal Armour may obstruct some larger CPU heatsinks
  • 35mm motherboard fans can get noisy in AUTO mode
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H Intel I217-V
Max LAN Speed 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 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"Would the likes of MSI's yield a slightly higher maximum frequency courtesy of extensive hand tuning by somebody who really knows their overclocking oats? Very likely. If that's you, the MSI is probably the better choice. But for everyone else, the..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87. 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.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Sabertooth Z87:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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