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ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming vs ASRock 970M PRO3

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ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming

ASRock 970M PRO3

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Brand
ASUS
Brand
ASRock
Model
  • ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • 90MB14L0-M0EAY0
Model
970M PRO3
Release Date
📅 June 2020
Release Date
-
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
ROG
Series
-
Socket
AM4
Socket
AM3+/AM3
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
AMD B550
Chipset
AMD 970
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz 5100Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2100Mhz 2400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support

* ECC memory support also depends on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection
LAN Chipset
Intel I225-V
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (3 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port (1 x audio USB Type-C)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
  • 1 x BIOS FlashBack button
  • 1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • 3 x LED-illuminated audio jacks
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
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What are the differences between ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming and ASRock 970M PRO3? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

Reasons to pick the ASRock 970M PRO3:

  • 69% cheaper, you can save $145.00.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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