Product Comparison: Gigabyte Z370 HD3 vs MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS


General Specifications
Brand
Gigabyte
MSI
Model
Z370 HD3
Z370 GAMING PLUS
Origin
China
China
About the Product
AORUS Z370 motherboards are built with an all digital CPU power design which offers incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components.
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want. Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
LGA1151
LGA1151
Chipset
Intel Z370
Intel Z370
Supported Processors
8th Generation Intel Core Processors
Supports 9th / 8th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Gigabyte Z370 HD3 Motherboard
  • This board combined with the 8700K leaves my 7700k standing! Combined with my Gigabyte 1080 Xtreme its flawless!
  • Overall, extremely pleased with this board! Would recommend if you plan on staying with your 8700K for a long time.
  • Everything is great so far, pc started up first try.
  • The thermal pad backed M2 heat dissipation that helps cool the M2 drive.
  • Poor VRM cooling and coil noise add up to a bad board. Disappointing from Gigabyte.
MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
  • This board has very good performance despite the relatively cheap price.
  • Bios very nice, even better I find that on my old ROG.
  • Really happy for having purchased this. Wonderful build quality. Rocking it with 8700K.
  • Mosfets slightly dissipated: after a few minutes, the mini cooler starts to turn hot, and the CPU frequency starts to drop, from 5ghz to 4.
  • The problem comes from the Z370 chipset which is not automatically compatible with 9th generation CPUs.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
8.56 in.
9.61 in.
Depth
2.12 in.
2.12 in.
Weight
2.4 lbs.
1.54 lbs.

Gigabyte Z370 HD3

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS

Gigabyte Z370 HD3

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS

Gigabyte Z370 HD3

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS

Gigabyte Z370 HD3

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
4000 MHz
4000 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
64 GB

Gigabyte Z370 HD3

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS

Gigabyte Z370 HD3

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS

Gigabyte Z370 HD3

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS

What customers say about "Memory"
Gigabyte Z370 HD3 Motherboard
  • I am only running at 3000 MHz, which is a breeze for this board.
  • I chose this Motherboard for the ratio price benefit. Great memory speed.
  • Excellent memory speed and slot layout.
  • First motherboard arrived with a bad DIMM slot, not a big deal I was able to use just one stick of ram until the replacement arrived.
  • Upon installation it was not recognizing RAM or PCIe.
MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
  • Sufficient number of phases of power supply: it can hold a good overclock.
  • Fantastic motherboard, as per description. Great memory speed.
  • Well done elegant with simple configuration graphical BIOS. And has good speed of DDR4 memory.
  • Has support for the latest chipset and high speed DDR4.
  • Faulty processor socket and RAMs do not read them.
Connectivity
PCI
6
6
PCI-E
3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3x PCIe 3.0 x1
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x PCIe 3.0 x1
HDMI
1
0
USB
8x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB 2.0
8x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB 2.0
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
DVI-D port, Optical S/PDIF out, RJ-45, M.2, PS/2, 6x audio jacks
DVI-D port, DisplayPоrt, VGA, RJ-45, 6x audio jacks, PS/2, M.2

Gigabyte Z370 HD3

MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Gigabyte Z370 HD3 Motherboard
  • It has excellent connectors and the installation was very simple.
  • The M.2 reads very fast and is much better then any SATA SSD i have had so far.
  • Using it over a year now, easy installation like most Gigabyte. Has all the configurations needed and great build quality.
  • It does have 2 USB3 connectors on the board though so easy enough to add more.
  • IO shield could have been attached to the board as in the recent X470 boards.
MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
  • A perfect overclock to start off. A rather rare display port on motherboards.
  • Good ports and good sound card quality.
  • A lack of an optical output. As usual on this kind of motherboard no wifi available.
  • A pity that there is no hdmi output.
  • One m.2 port: in other models there are 2, at the time of purchase I thought that only one port was enough but I regret not having another slot, to be able to make a Raid 0.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC892
Additional Accessories Included
I/O Shield, G Connector, 2x SATA cable
2x SATA cable, Driver disk, M.2 Screw
Extras
Multi-Graphics Technology, AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire, 2-Way AMD CrossFire, Ultra Durable Armor, RGB Fusion Lighting, Triple M.2 with Thermal Guard, Smart Fan 5 Cooling
Turbo M.2, Audio Boost, DDR4 Boost, Multi-GPU, VR Ready, EZ Debug LED, 2-way CrossFire
What customers say about "Features"
Gigabyte Z370 HD3 Motherboard
  • The sound quality is great - the biggest difference from my MSI Z270 board is that this motherboard is capable of playing things EXTREMELY loud. Not a bad thing at all!
  • RGB Fusion is great so far, I was able to customize everything I wanted.
  • It has support Sli or crossfire which is appreciated for a future, has optical audio, wifi included (antenna), and RGB effects that can be alternated in different ways.
  • Excellent Build Quality, premium components. I am Super Impressed by the sound out of the ESS DAC.
  • The motherboard looks nice, LEDs are amazing, not expensive.
MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX Motherboard
  • It's excellent BIOS, graphically curated, and simple in configuration.
  • The software delivered is simple and efficient.
  • I like that has 3 video ports (VGA DVI and Displayport).
  • The beautiful water-cooling case lights up like the Christmas tree.
  • This motherboard is amazing it works great looks great and is super cheap.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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