Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI AM1I Socket AM1

ASRock 970M PRO3


MSI AM1I Socket AM1

Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 76
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 AM1I
Release Date - June 2014
TDP 70 Watts 30 Watts
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Pros -
  • Very cheap
  • Mini-PCIe slot
Cons -
  • 2x SATA ports only
  • 2x USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0 only
Series - -
Socket AM3+/AM3 AM1
Form factor Micro ATX Mini ITX
Chipset AMD 970 AMD AM1
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
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 No No
CrossFire Support Yes No
RAID Support Yes No
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 2
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"Just a few dollars more than the very cheapest AM1 boards, the AM1I delivers a solid feature set for this budget platform, including a Mini-PCIe slot. If a Mini-ITX board will do, it's the most bang for your AM1 buck. Read..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI AM1I Socket AM1. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • MSI AM1I Socket AM1 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz, 1333MHz, 1800MHz, 1866MHz, 2100MHz, 2400MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI AM1I Socket AM1:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
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