Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 5

ASRock 970M PRO3

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 5

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Price
$91.77
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 91
Brand ASRock GIGABYTE
Model 970M PRO3 GA-Z97X-GAMING 5
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Solid performance
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
  • Killer NIC
  • Very good onboard audio
Cons -
  • None
Series - G1 Gaming
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:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201
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 1
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"Intel's Z97 chipset can be considered a minor upgrade over the existing Z87, yet it's a chance for partners to spruce up their wares and Gigabyte is taking the opportunity by revamping its G1 Gaming Series product line. For better or for worse, the.. ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-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  • GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 5 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2100MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 5:

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