Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE

ASRock 970M PRO3

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE

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Price
$225.00
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand ASRock GIGABYTE
Model 970M PRO3 GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Plenty of overclocking features
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
  • SATA Express support
Cons -
  • No M.2 connector
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 3300Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 7.1 Channels
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 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"There are many things to like about the Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force.The first of the orange Gigabyte OC motherboards was the X58, which feels like a lifetime ago now. It was a stripped down, no messing, 100% pure bread overclocking machine. Later models, ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE. 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  • GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • 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 GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz, 3100MHz, 3200MHz, 3300MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
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