Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER

ASRock 970M PRO3

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ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER

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Price
$91.77
$116.47
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 93
Brand ASRock ASUS
Model 970M PRO3
  • MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
  • 90MB0LX0-M0EAY0
Release Date - August 2015
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Series - ROG
Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1151
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset AMD 970 Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 ROG SupremeFX 2015 High Definition Audio CODEC
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 2
SATA Express Ports 0 2
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"There's a lot to like about the new Asus Maximus VIII Ranger , this Z170 based board seems to have it all; great classy looks, a well laid out PCB, SLI & Crossfire support, terrific Audio and an M.2 Drive. If you're looking for a real Gamers board,.. ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • 21% cheaper, you can save $24.70.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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