Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z270 GAMING M5

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z270 GAMING M5

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Price
$105.67
$286.78
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 87
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 Z270 GAMING M5
Release Date - January 2017
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1151
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset AMD 970 Intel Z270
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E Killer E2500
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 6
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 2
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 64GB
Critic Reviews -

"Z270 Gaming M5 looks quite different from its Z170 predecessor and I mean in the right direction, proving that MSI innovates with every family of motherboards. The new board gained tremendously in aspect, just by having the plastic cover on the left. ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z270 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:

  • 63% cheaper, you can save $181.11.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z270 GAMING M5:

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