Compare Motherboards: Intel BOXDH61CRB3 vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87

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Intel BOXDH61CRB3

ASUS Sabertooth Z87

Price
$248.59
Price
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
90
Brand
Intel
Brand
ASUS
Model
BOXDH61CRB3
Model
  • SABERTOOTH Z87
  • 90MB0DR0-M0EAY0
Release Date
📅 January 2012

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

Release Date
📅 October 2016

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

TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Thermal armor and thermal management system work great
Cons
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Cons
  • Thermal Armour may obstruct some larger CPU heatsinks
  • 35mm motherboard fans can get noisy in AUTO mode
Series
Series
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Socket
LGA1155
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel H61
Chipset
Intel Z87
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 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:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
* 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 ALC892
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
6 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel 82579V
LAN Chipset
Intel I217-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
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
4
Maximum Supported RAM
8GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Would the likes of MSI's yield a slightly higher maximum frequency courtesy of extensive hand tuning by somebody who really knows their overclocking oats? Very likely. If that's you, the MSI is probably the better choice. But for everyone else, the..."

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Compare Motherboards: Intel BOXDH61CRB3 🆚 ASUS Sabertooth Z87. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel BOXDH61CRB3:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Sabertooth Z87:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 5 years later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1866MHz
  • +8 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +24GB maximum RAM supported.
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