Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z87-GD65

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z87-GD65

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Price
$105.35
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 Z87-GD65 GAMING
Release Date - June 2013
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history
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Pros -
  • Killer E2205 Network controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • High overclocking potential
Cons -
  • None
Series -
Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset AMD 970 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E Qualcomm Killer E2205
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 8
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"In fact, it's strong enough to give Asus's Sabertooth Z87 a fright. Lose the Sabertooth's cladding and back brace and there's little doubt this MSI board has more high quality components and a better feature set. And all for £40 less. That the Sabert ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z87-GD65. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • MSI Z87-GD65 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2400MHz
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z87-GD65:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2600MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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