Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z97-G45 GAMING

MSI H170I Pro AC

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MSI Z97-G45 GAMING

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Pangoly Score - 88
Brand MSI MSI
Model H170I PRO AC Z97-G45 GAMING
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Good performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons -
  • Supports mSATA but not M.2
Series MSI Gaming
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset Intel H170 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz
DDR3:
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 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 6
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 1 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
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Compare Motherboards: MSI H170I Pro AC vs Z97-G45 GAMING. 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 Z97-G45 GAMING:

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