Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

MSI H170I Pro AC

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

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Pangoly Score - 82
Brand MSI GIGABYTE
Model H170I PRO AC GA-Z97-HD3
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Price
  • Good onboard audio
Cons -
  • Realtek LAN chip
  • No M.2 or SATA Express support
Series
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H Realtek GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support No No
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 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3. 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-Z97-HD3:

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