Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z97 MPOWER

ASRock 970M PRO3

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MSI Z97 MPOWER

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Price
$91.77
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 93
Brand ASRock MSI
Model 970M PRO3 Z97 MPOWER
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 70 Watts 70 Watts
Price history
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Pros -
  • Build quality
  • Great performance
  • Easy overclocking
  • Very good onboard audio
Cons -
  • No SATA Express
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 -
Audio Channels 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection -
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E -
Max LAN Speed 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 question with the Z97 MPower is a similar one to the issues we had between the Maximus VII Ranger and Hero. The Hero was more expensive but did offer an illuminated chipset and audio section and some uprated components. However, the latter..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock 970M PRO3 vs MSI Z97 MPOWER. 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  • MSI Z97 MPOWER is obsolete and not available anymore.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 MPOWER:

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