Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC

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Price
$77.50
$507.00
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 89
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC
Release Date - January 2017
TDP 70 Watts 30 Watts
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Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1151
Form factor Micro ATX Mini ITX
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 Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps 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 4
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"The market for Z270 mini-ITX motherboards is fairly small since it takes vendors considerable R&D to come up with mini-ITX designs due to the increased complexity. The fact mini-ITX motherboards are also niche products that shift lower volumes than ATX..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • 85% cheaper, you can save $429.50.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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