Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87

ASRock 970M PRO3

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ASUS Sabertooth Z87

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Price
$91.77
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 90
Brand ASRock ASUS
Model 970M PRO3
  • SABERTOOTH Z87
  • 90MB0DR0-M0EAY0
Release Date - October 2016
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Thermal armor and thermal management system work great
Cons -
  • Thermal Armour may obstruct some larger CPU heatsinks
  • 35mm motherboard fans can get noisy in AUTO mode
Series - -
Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset AMD 970 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 -
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection -
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps -
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 8
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"Would the likes of MSI's yield a slightly higher maximum frequency courtesy of extensive hand tuning by somebody who really knows their overclocking oats? Very likely. If that's you, the MSI is probably the better choice. But for everyone else, the.. ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • ASUS Sabertooth Z87 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2400MHz
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Sabertooth Z87:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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