Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASUS Z87-PRO

MSI H170I Pro AC

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ASUS Z87-PRO

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Pangoly Score - 89
Brand MSI ASUS
Model H170I PRO AC Z87-PRO
Release Date - May 2013
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Good onboard audio
  • WiFi/Bluetooth support
  • Overclock capabilities
Cons - -
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz
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 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 -

"The ASUS Z87-PRO takes all of the performance of the higher end series and adds it to a more value package. For this it earns the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASUS Z87-PRO. 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 Z87-PRO:

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