Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z87-GD65

MSI H170I Pro AC

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MSI Z87-GD65

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Pangoly Score - 92
Brand MSI MSI
Model H170I PRO AC Z87-GD65 GAMING
Release Date - June 2013
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Pros -
  • Killer E2205 Network controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • High overclocking potential
Cons -
  • None
Series
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H Qualcomm Killer E2205
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 8
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"In fact, it's strong enough to give Asus's Sabertooth Z87 a fright. Lose the Sabertooth's cladding and back brace and there's little doubt this MSI board has more high quality components and a better feature set. And all for £40 less. That the Sabertooth remains marginally the better overclocker does confuse the issue, admittedly, but at current pr ..."

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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z87-GD65. 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.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z87-GD65:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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