Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z97 GAMING 7

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z97 GAMING 7

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Price
$91.77
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 93
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 Z97-GAMING 7
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Solid performance
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Improved BIOS
  • Lots of features
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Series - -
Socket AM3+/AM3 LGA1150
Form factor Micro ATX ATX
Chipset AMD 970 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E 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 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"The MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard is one great overclocking motherboard. That is sort of odd since it is dedicated to the "Gaming" brand by MSI. This segment of MSI's product stack, while not marketed to the hardcore enthusiast, surely stands up in th ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z97 GAMING 7. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • MSI Z97 GAMING 7 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1800MHz, 2100MHz
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 GAMING 7:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3100MHz, 3200MHz, 3300MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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