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MSI MAG B560M Mortar WiFi vs Z97 GUARD-PRO

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MSI MAG B560M Mortar WiFi

MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO

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Brand
MSI
Brand
MSI
Model
MAG B560M MORTAR WIFI
Model
Z97 GUARD-PRO
Release Date
📅 February 2021
Release Date
📅 May 2014
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Good overclocking for a low cost motherboard
  • M.2 Support
Cons
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Cons
  • No HDMI output
  • Mediocre onboard audio
  • Realtek NIC
Series
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel B560
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 4000Mhz 4266Mhz 4600Mhz 5066Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
PCI-Express x1 Slots
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"When the Intel Z97 Chipset made its debut earlier this year, most of the attention was in favour of the mid ranged to high-end motherboards. The lower end entry boards tend to miss out and are often overlooked. Today we'll be looking at a board with a..."


What are the differences between MSI MAG B560M Mortar WiFi and Z97 GUARD-PRO? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI MAG B560M Mortar WiFi:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 7 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +96GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO:

  • Supports RAID.
  • +3 Slots PCI-E x1.
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