Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

MSI H170I Pro AC

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

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Availability - -
Pangoly Score - 87
Brand MSI GIGABYTE
Model H170I PRO AC GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
Release Date - July 2014
TDP 30 Watts 30 Watts
Price history - -
Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons -
  • No M.2 support
Series -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX Mini ITX
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 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps -
SLI Support No No
CrossFire Support No No
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 5
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 2
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 16GB
Critic Reviews -

"Those with more modest needs can get by with Intel's tiny Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Those who need more expansion slots can default to micro-ATX. But if you're the kind of person whose only required add-in board is a beefy GPU, as many are, chances..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI H170I Pro AC:

  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +16GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5:

  • +1 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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