Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs A78M-E45

MSI H170I Pro AC

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MSI A78M-E45

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Pangoly Score - 74
Brand MSI MSI
Model H170I PRO AC A78M-E45
Release Date - February 2014
TDP 30 Watts 60 Watts
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Pros -
  • HDMI output
  • USB 3.0
  • 4x DDR3 DIMM Slots
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Series -
Socket LGA1151 FM2+
Form factor Mini ITX Micro ATX
Chipset Intel H170 AMD A78
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
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 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 64GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs A78M-E45. 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 50% lower thermal design power.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI A78M-E45:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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