Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs MSI Z87-GD65

ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16

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MSI Z87-GD65

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Price
$329.99
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand ASRock MSI
Model EP2C602-4L/D16 Z87-GD65 GAMING
Release Date November 2013 June 2013
TDP 150 Watts 70 Watts
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Pros -
  • Killer E2205 Network controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • High overclocking potential
Cons -
  • None
Series -
Socket 2 x LGA2011 LGA1150
Form factor SSI EEB ATX
Chipset Intel C602 Intel Z87
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels - 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel 82574L Qualcomm Killer E2205
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 8
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 0
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 1 4
Maximum Supported RAM 512GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"In fact, it's strong enough to give Asus's Sabertooth Z87 a fright. Lose the Sabertooth's cladding and back brace and there's little doubt this MSI board has more high quality components and a better feature set. And all for £40 less. That the Sabert ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs MSI Z87-GD65. 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  • MSI Z87-GD65 is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +8 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
  • +480GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z87-GD65:

  • Around 53% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2600MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +3 RAM slots.
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