Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

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Price
$299.95
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Pangoly Score - 82
Brand ASRock GIGABYTE
Model EP2C602-4L/D16 GA-Z97-HD3
Release Date November 2013 May 2014
TDP 150 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Price
  • Good onboard audio
Cons -
  • Realtek LAN chip
  • No M.2 or SATA Express support
Series -
Socket 2 x LGA2011 LGA1150
Form factor SSI EEB ATX
Chipset Intel C602 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Intel 82574L Realtek GbE LAN chip
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 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 GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

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

  • GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +8 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
  • +480GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3:

  • Around 53% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1800MHz, 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2400MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz
  • +3 RAM slots.
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