Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASUS Z97-DELUXE

MSI H170I Pro AC

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ASUS Z97-DELUXE

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Availability - -
Pangoly Score - 94
Brand MSI ASUS
Model H170I PRO AC Z97-DELUXE
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Pros -
  • Great build quality
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Dual LAN
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
Cons - -
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3300Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H -
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 6
SATA Express Ports 0 2
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 1
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"ASUS is a name we are all familiar with in some way. From motherboards, such as the Z97 DELUXE we will look at today, to monitors, video cards, laptops, cases, and coolers, there is a good chance an ASUS product has seen your desk at some point if you..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs ASUS Z97-DELUXE. 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 Z97-DELUXE:

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