Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs ASUS Z87-PLUS

ASRock 970M PRO3

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ASUS Z87-PLUS

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Price
$94.22
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 85
Brand ASRock ASUS
Model 970M PRO3 Z87-PLUS
Release Date - November 2013
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history
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Pros -
  • Lots of USB 3.0 ports
  • 6x 4-Pin Fan connectors
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Overclock capabilities
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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 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz
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 -

"Ports and slots galore: The Asus Z87-Plus offers plenty for upgraders and builders planning a Haswell power PC, especially given its price...."

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

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • ASUS Z87-PLUS is obsolete and not available anymore.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

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z87-PLUS:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2000MHz, 2200MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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