Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs ASUS M5A97 R2.0

ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16

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ASUS M5A97 R2.0

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Price
$298.95
Prime Eligible Item
$109.99
Availability In Stock Out of Stock
Pangoly Score - 85
Brand ASRock ASUS
Model EP2C602-4L/D16 M5A97 R2.0
Release Date November 2013 May 2012
TDP 150 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • UEFI BIOS
  • Good overclocking capabilities
Cons -
  • Mediocre audio controller
Series - -
Socket 2 x LGA2011 AM3+
Form factor SSI EEB ATX
Chipset Intel C602 AMD 970
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
Audio Chipset - -
Audio Channels - -
LAN Chipset Intel 82574L -
Max LAN Speed Quad 10/100/1000Mbps -
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 8 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6 6
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 1 4
Maximum Supported RAM 512GB 32GB
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Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs ASUS M5A97 R2.0. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

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

  • Newer Product, it was released around 18 months later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +8 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
  • +480GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS M5A97 R2.0:

  • 63% cheaper, you can save $188.96.
  • Around 53% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2133MHz
  • +3 RAM slots.
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