Comparison of LGA1150 Mini-ITX Motherboards

I wish there was a wiki or something that compared the features of different motherboards, which would make buying motherboards much easier.
The following information about Mini-ITX motherboards was compiled form the various specification pages on the manufacturer’s websites.

Z87 Chipset Motherboards:

  ASRock Z87E-ITX Asus Maximus VI Impact Asus Z87I-PRO/Asus Z87I-DELUXE EVGA Z87 Stinger Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI MSI Z87I
Back I/O Ports
PS/2 1 None None None 1 1
USB 3.0 4 4 6 4 4 4
USB 2.0 2 4 4 2 2 2
Network 1 1 1 1 2 2
eSATA 1 1 None 1 None None
Digital Audio Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical
Audio Jacks 5 3 3 5 5 6
Video DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I DisplayPort, HDMI DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I DisplayPort, HDMI 2x HDMI, DVI-I DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I
Clear CMOS Button Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Other Wi-Fi Antennas Q-Code LED, DirectKey button, MemOK! button, ROG Connect button Wi-Fi Antennas, USB BIOS Flashback Button Bluetooth Transceiver Wi-Fi Antennas Wi-Fi Antennas, GO2BIOS
Internal I/O
Mini PCIe 1 (filled) 1 None 1 1 (filled) 1 (filled)
USB 3.0 Header 1 1 1 1 1 1
USB 2.0 Header 2 1 1 1 1 1
SATA 6 Gb/s 6 4 6 4 4 4
Fan Header 2 4 4 3 2 2
Other 1x mSATA/full mini-PCIe
 
LAN Controller Intel I217 Intel I217 Intel I217 Intel I217 Intel I217, Atheros AR8161B 2x Realtek 8111E
Audio Codec Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC1150 Creative Sound Core3D Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC892
Product Page Link Link Z87I-PRO
Z87I-DELUXE
Link Link Link

H87 Chipset Motherboards:

ASRock H87M-ITX ASRock H87E-ITX/ac Asus H87I-PLUS Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI MSI H87I ZOTAC H87-ITX WiFi A Series
Back I/O Ports
PS/2 1 1 1 1 1 None
USB 3.0 4 4 4 4 4 4
USB 2.0 2 2 4 2 2 2
Network 1 1 1 2 1 2
eSATA 1 1 None None None None
Digital Audio Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical
Audio Jacks 5 5 3 5 6 5
Video HDMI, DVI-D, VGA DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I HDMI, DVI-D, VGA 2x HDMI, DVI-I DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I
Other Wi-Fi Antennas Wi-Fi Antennas Wi-Fi Antennas, Clear CMOS, GO2BIOS Wi-Fi Antennas
Internal I/O
Mini PCIe None 1 (filled) None 1 (filled) 1 (filled) 1 (filled)
USB 3.0 Header 1 1 1 1 1 1
USB 2.0 Header 1 2 2 1 1 2
SATA 6 Gb/s 4 6 6 4 4 4
Other 1x mSATA
 
LAN Controller Atheros AR8171 Intel I217 Intel I217 Intel I217, Atheros AR8161B Realtek 8111E Realtek
HD Audio Codec Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1150 Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC892 Realtek
Product Page Link Link Link Link Link Link

B85 Chipset Motherboards:

ASRock B85M-ITX MSI B85I
Back I/O Ports
PS/2 1 1
USB 3.0 2 2
USB 2.0 4 4
Network 1 1
eSATA 1 None
Digital Audio Optical Optical
Audio Jacks 5 3
Video HDMI, DVI-D, VGA DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I
Other Clear CMOS, GO2BIOS
Internal I/O
Mini PCIe None 1
USB 3.0 Header 1 1
USB 2.0 Header 1 1
SATA 6 Gb/s 4 4
 
LAN Controller Atheros AR8171 Realtek 8111E
Audio Codec Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC892
Product Page Link Link

There are also some Thin Mini-ITX motherboards:
H87:
ECS H87H3-TI
Wibtek TH87G-SA
B85:
Wibtek TB85G-SA

Q87 chipset Mini-ITX boards:
ASRock IMB-181-D
ASRock IMB-181-L
BCM MX87QD
Jetway NF9J-Q87
Kontron KTQ87/mITX
MSI MS-98C7
Portwell WADE-8015

H81:
Asus H81I-PLUS
BCM MX81H
DFI HD100-H81
DFI HD101-H81
ECS H81H3-I
MSI MS-98C7
Wibtek TH81G-SA

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5 responses to “Comparison of LGA1150 Mini-ITX Motherboards

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  3. Thank you, exactly what I searched! I thought bout writing a list myself but then I found this! Thank you so much!

  4. Great comparison, helped me a lot. How about adding the new H97 and Z97 models that are now starting to show up in the shops?

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