Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE X299 DESIGNARE EX

MSI H170I Pro AC

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GIGABYTE X299 DESIGNARE EX

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$449.99
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Availability - In Stock
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Brand MSI Gigabyte
Model H170I PRO AC X299 DESIGNARE EX
Release Date - December 2017
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Series
Socket LGA1151 LGA2066
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel X299
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
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Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channelSupport for S/PDIF Out
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H 2 x Intel GbE LAN chips
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 8
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 1 3
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 8
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 128GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs GIGABYTE X299 DESIGNARE EX. 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 X299 DESIGNARE EX:

  • MSI H170I Pro AC is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +6 RAM slots.
  • +96GB maximum RAM supported.
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