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Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
Top 2%1,051 points
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Top 26%790 points
Top 26%
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
Top specs and features

Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 vs MSI H87M-G43: 48 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
MSI X299 Raider: 3466MHz
1600MHz

2. Easy to overclock

Overclocking your system is normally quite a complicated procedure, but some manufacturers provide a button or a program where one click will automatically overclock your computer, giving you increased performance.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
17% have it

3. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12
6

4. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
5
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12
5

5. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16
4

6. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
110dB
Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 9: 127dB
95dB

7. PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.
4
Asus Prime X299-Deluxe: 12
1

8. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
73% have it

9. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
32GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB
32GB

10. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
80% have it

11. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8
2

12. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10
6

13. height

20mm shorter.
264mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm
244mm

14. Supports USB charging boost

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
57% have it

15. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8
2

16. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
20% have it

17. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
70% have it

18. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
2
Asus Z87-Pro: 14
2

19. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
2
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5
1

20. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
20% have it

21. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3
ASRock Z97 OC Formula: 5
3

22. Supports RAID 10 (1+0)

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
79% have it

23. Supports ECC memory

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
11% have it

24. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3
MSI H87M-G43
10% have it

25. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
4
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10
4

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