Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H

MSI H170I Pro AC

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H

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Pangoly Score - 89
Brand MSI GIGABYTE
Model H170I PRO AC GA-Z97X-UD5H
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Very good performance
  • Both Intel and Killer NIC
  • Realtek ALC1150 audio
Cons -
  • Not so easy to overclock
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 ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H Intel I217-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps Dual 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 1
M.2 Ports 1 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"The GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H – like all Z97 motherboards – is a motherboard that was designed with the future in mind. It features the high-speed M.2 and SATA Express storage interfaces, support for Intel's Devil’s Canyon processors , and even the future... "

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-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.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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