Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs MSI H97 GUARD-PRO

ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16

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MSI H97 GUARD-PRO

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Price
$329.99
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 78
Brand ASRock MSI
Model EP2C602-4L/D16 H97 GUARD-PRO
Release Date November 2013 May 2014
TDP 150 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Good pricing
  • M.2 Support
Cons -
  • No HDMI output
  • Mediocre onboard audio
  • Realtek NIC
Series - -
Socket 2 x LGA2011 LGA1150
Form factor SSI EEB ATX
Chipset Intel C602 Intel H97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz
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 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 1 4
Maximum Supported RAM 512GB 32GB
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Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs MSI H97 GUARD-PRO. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

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

  • MSI H97 GUARD-PRO is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz
  • +8 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
  • +480GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI H97 GUARD-PRO:

  • Around 53% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2133MHz, 2200MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +3 RAM slots.
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