Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z170A GAMING M5

MSI H170I Pro AC

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Pangoly Score - 90
Brand MSI MSI
Model H170I PRO AC
  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R
Release Date - August 2015
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 -
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels -
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H -
Max LAN Speed 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 2
SATA Express Ports 0 2
M.2 Ports 1 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"It's a shame the latest EFI seemed to hamper overclocking, but unless you're looking for an every day overclock of 4.6GHz or over, or want to use the Z170A Gaming M5 to benchmark, then something in the region of 4.3-4.5GHz is perfectly achievable with..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z170A GAMING M5. 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.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A GAMING M5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2400MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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