Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs MSI Z97 MPOWER

ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16

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MSI Z97 MPOWER

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Price
$327.61
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Availability In Stock -
Pangoly Score - 93
Brand ASRock MSI
Model EP2C602-4L/D16 Z97 MPOWER
Release Date November 2013 May 2014
TDP 150 Watts 70 Watts
Price history
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Pros -
  • Build quality
  • Great performance
  • Easy overclocking
  • Very good onboard audio
Cons -
  • No SATA Express
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 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
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 8
SATA Express Ports 0 0
M.2 Ports 0 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 1 4
Maximum Supported RAM 512GB 32GB
Critic Reviews -

"The question with the Z97 MPower is a similar one to the issues we had between the Maximus VII Ranger and Hero. The Hero was more expensive but did offer an illuminated chipset and audio section and some uprated components. However, the latter..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 vs MSI Z97 MPOWER. 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  • MSI Z97 MPOWER is obsolete and not available anymore.
  • +8 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
  • +480GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97 MPOWER:

  • Around 53% lower TDP.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2400MHz, 2600MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, 3100MHz, 3200MHz, 3300MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +3 RAM slots.
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