Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H

MSI H170I Pro AC

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Availability - -
Pangoly Score - 90
Brand MSI GIGABYTE
Model H170I PRO AC GA-Z87X-UD5H
Release Date - June 2013
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Dual Intel LAN
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Gigabyte DualBIOS
Cons -
  • Onboard audio is good but not high-end
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz
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 10
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 -

"We've seen a mixed reaction to Intel's new Haswell CPU and LGA1150 socket from enthusiasts. Some, like us, see it as a solid piece of hardware with welcome improvements for the platform if upgrading from older hardware. Others have unfurled “Don't Reboot... "

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H. 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 GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H:

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