Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO

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Price
$225.00
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 83
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 Z97 GUARD-PRO
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
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Suggested PC builds
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Pros -
  • Good overclocking for a low cost motherboard
  • M.2 Support
Cons -
  • No HDMI output
  • Mediocre onboard audio
  • Realtek NIC
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 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E Realtek 8111E
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 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 4 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB 32GB
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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO. 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  • MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO is obsolete and not available anymore.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 GUARD-PRO:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2600MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3100MHz, 3200MHz, 3300MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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