Compare Motherboards: Intel BOXDH61CRB3 vs ASUS Z97I-PLUS

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Intel BOXDH61CRB3

ASUS Z97I-PLUS

Price
$248.59
Price
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
86
Brand
Intel
Brand
ASUS
Model
BOXDH61CRB3
Model
Z97I-PLUS
Release Date
📅 January 2012

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

Release Date
📅 May 2014

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

TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • Support for M.2 storage (on back of board)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Cons
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Cons
  • Mediocre onboard audio
Series
Series
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Socket
LGA1155
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
Intel H61
Chipset
Intel Z97
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:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 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
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
6 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel 82579V
LAN Chipset
Intel I218-V
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
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
8GB
Maximum Supported RAM
16GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"There's a lot to like here with the Z97i-Plus; it has M.2 - something many of its rivals lack, plus sports 802.11ac WiFi and an antenna in the box. It has plenty of overclocking potential and the removal of the large VRM daughterboard has most likely..."

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Compare Motherboards: Intel BOXDH61CRB3 🆚 ASUS Z97I-PLUS. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel BOXDH61CRB3:

  • +4 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z97I-PLUS:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 2 years later.
  • Around 50% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1800MHz, 1866MHz, 2000MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2400MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz, 3100MHz, 3200MHz
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +8GB maximum RAM supported.
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