Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2

ASRock 970M PRO3



Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 75
Model 970M PRO3 GA-F2A55M-HD2
Release Date - October 2012
TDP 70 Watts 60 Watts
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Pros -
  • Cheap
  • HDMI output
Cons -
  • No USB 3.0 and SATA3 support
  • Only 2x DDR3 slots
Series -
Socket AM3+/AM3 FM2
Form factor Micro ATX Micro ATX
Chipset AMD 970 AMD A55
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E -
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 0
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 64GB
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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2400MHz
  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2:

  • Around 14% lower TDP.
  • +4 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
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