Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon

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$81.24
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Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON
Release Date - -
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 3600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support No Yes
CrossFire Support Yes Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
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 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"& conclusion So you trim down a motherboard to make it price competitive and then beef it up again with a nice skin and RGB LEDs. Heck that is actually is working for me :) The Carbon Gaming Pro Z170A has plenty of features for any given PC gamer with..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon. 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  • MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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