Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z170A GAMING M5

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Price
$91.77
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 90
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3
  • Z170A GAMING M5
  • 7977-001R
Release Date - August 2015
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1151
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset AMD 970 Intel Z170
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
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 2
SATA Express Ports 0 2
M.2 Ports 0 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"It's a shame the latest EFI seemed to hamper overclocking, but unless you're looking for an every day overclock of 4.6GHz or over, or want to use the Z170A Gaming M5 to benchmark, then something in the region of 4.3-4.5GHz is perfectly achievable wit ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z170A GAMING M5. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • MSI Z170A GAMING M5 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A GAMING M5:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +2 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
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