Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35

ASRock 970M PRO3



Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 79
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 FM2-A85XMA-E35
Release Date - -
TDP 70 Watts 60 Watts
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Pros -
  • HDMI output
  • USB 3.0
  • Overclock capabilities
Cons -
  • Only 2x DDR3 slots
Series - -
Socket AM3+/AM3 FM2
Form factor Micro ATX Micro ATX
Chipset AMD 970 AMD A85X
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
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 Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 6
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 -

"The MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 is a relatively full-featured MicroATX board for Richland-generation and earlier FM2-compatible AMD processors. It’s strong on legacy support and overall value...."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2400MHz
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2133MHz
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