Compare Motherboards: Asus Prime B350M-E vs ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac

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Asus Prime B350M-E

ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac

Price
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Price
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Availability
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Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
88
Brand
Asus
Brand
ASRock
Model
Prime B350M-E
Model
Z97E-ITX/ac
Release Date
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Release Date
📅 May 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
Price history
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Price history
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Recommended compatible parts
Recommended compatible parts
Pros
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Pros
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • Support for M.2 storage (on back of board)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Very good onboard audio
Series
Series
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Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
AMD B350
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel I218V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
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Back I/O Ports
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Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
1
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
16GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"So now that we have had a look at the ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac motherboard and have put it through its paces on the test bench, what is my final verdict on what looks to be a great option at a great price for those looking to build a small form factor system? ..."

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Compare Motherboards: Asus Prime B350M-E 🆚 ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus Prime B350M-E:

  • +16GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac:

  • Around 50% lower thermal design power.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
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