Compare Motherboards: ECS KAM1-I (1.0) vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

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ECS KAM1-I (1.0)

GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

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
87
Brand
ECS
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
KAM1-I(1.0)
Model
GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
Release Date
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Release Date
📅 July 2014

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

TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
Price history
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Price history
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Pros
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Pros
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
Cons
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Cons
  • No M.2 support
Series
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Series
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Socket
AM1
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
AMD AM1
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1600Mhz
* 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 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
* 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
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Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
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LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
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Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
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Back I/O Ports
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Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
5
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
16GB
Maximum Supported RAM
16GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Those with more modest needs can get by with Intel's tiny Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Those who need more expansion slots can default to micro-ATX. But if you're the kind of person whose only required add-in board is a beefy GPU, as many are, chances..."

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Compare Motherboards: ECS KAM1-I (1.0) 🆚 GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ECS KAM1-I (1.0):

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5:

  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz, 1333MHz, 1800MHz, 1866MHz, 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2400MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz
  • +3 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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