Intel’s Z270 platform reigns supreme for compact mini-ITX motherboard builds. This isn’t just because Intel is a clear leader in power efficiency terms, even after AMD’s significant leap forward with Ryzen, but also because there is considerably more choice for Intel’s mainstream platform.
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