Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC

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Price
$225.00
$199.95
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 87
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 Z170I Gaming Pro AC
Release Date - October 2015
TDP 70 Watts 30 Watts
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Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1151
Form factor Micro ATX Mini ITX
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 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
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 2
SATA Express Ports 0 1
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
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"The MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC is an excellent mini-ITX motherboard. Great build quality. A surprising amount of features and competitive performance. Consumers will be able to make some awesome compact systems if pairing this board with the likes of AM ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC:

  • 11% cheaper, you can save $25.05.
  • Around 57% lower TDP.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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