Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs ASUS H97I-PLUS

ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16

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ASUS H97I-PLUS

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Price
$327.61
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 84
Brand ASRock ASUS
Model EP2C602-4L/D16 H97I-PLUS
Release Date November 2013 May 2014
TDP 150 Watts 30 Watts
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Pros -
  • Support for M.2 storage (on back of board)
  • Good onboard audio
Cons -
  • No Wi-Fi support
Series - -
Socket 2 x LGA2011 LGA1150
Form factor SSI EEB Mini ITX
Chipset Intel C602 Intel H97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels - 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel 82574L Intel I218-V
Max LAN Speed Quad 10/100/1000Mbps 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 8 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 4
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 1 2
Maximum Supported RAM 512GB 16GB
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Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs ASUS H97I-PLUS. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16:

  • ASUS H97I-PLUS is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1866MHz
  • +8 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +496GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS H97I-PLUS:

  • Newer Product, it was realeased around 6 months later.
  • Around 80% lower TDP.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +1 RAM slots.
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