Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z270 GAMING M5

MSI H170I Pro AC

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MSI Z270 GAMING M5

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Pangoly Score - 87
Brand MSI MSI
Model H170I PRO AC Z270 GAMING M5
Release Date - January 2017
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Series
Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H Killer E2500
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 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 0
M.2 Ports 1 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"Z270 Gaming M5 looks quite different from its Z170 predecessor and I mean in the right direction, proving that MSI innovates with every family of motherboards. The new board gained tremendously in aspect, just by having the plastic cover on the left..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z270 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.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z270 GAMING M5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2400MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3600MHz, 3800MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
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