Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 3

ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 3

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Pangoly Score - 88
Brand Asus GIGABYTE
Model
  • ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING
  • STRIX X370-I GAMING
GA-Z97X-GAMING 3
Release Date - May 2014
TDP 30 Watts 70 Watts
Price history - -
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Pros -
  • Good performance
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons -
  • BIOS interface needs improvment
Series - G1 Gaming
Socket AM4 LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX ATX
Chipset AMD X370 Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3600Mhz
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels - 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset - Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201
Max LAN Speed - 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support No Yes
CrossFire Support No Yes
RAID Support Yes Yes
Onboard USB 3.0 Yes Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4 4
SATA Express Ports 0 1
M.2 Ports 2 1
mSATA Slots 0 0
RAM Slots 2 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32GB 32GB
Critic Reviews

"The best mini-ITX board for Ryzen, offering striking looks and decent overclocking, but the X370 chipset needlessly inflates the..."

"Of course you have the SLI support, helped along by the board's additional full length PCI-E slots, configured in 3.0 x16, x8, and x4 respectively. These share bandwidth in an identical manner to ASUS' Z79-A. Only a single PCI slot is present, affording..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 3. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 3:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Ports SATA Express.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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