Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

ASRock 970M PRO3

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

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Price
$105.67
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 87
Brand ASRock GIGABYTE
Model 970M PRO3 GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
Release Date - July 2014
TDP 70 Watts 30 Watts
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Pros -
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons -
  • No M.2 support
Series - -
Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX Mini ITX
Chipset AMD 970 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
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 5
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 16GB
Critic Reviews -

"Those with more modest needs can get by with Intel's tiny Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Those who need more expansion slots can default to micro-ATX. But if you're the kind of person whose only required add-in board is a beefy GPU, as many are, chanc ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5. 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  • GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2100MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +48GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5:

  • Around 57% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz
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