Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs ASUS Z97-A

ASRock 970M PRO3

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ASUS Z97-A

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Price
$225.00
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 89
Brand ASRock ASUS
Model 970M PRO3 Z97-A
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Clean layout
  • Solid performance
  • Intel LAN controller
Cons -
  • Poor onboard audio
Series - -
Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset AMD 970 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E Intel I218V
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 4
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs ASUS Z97-A. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • ASUS Z97-A is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz, 2100MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z97-A:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz, 3100MHz, 3200MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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