Compare Motherboards: Intel BOXDH61CRB3 vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 5

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Intel BOXDH61CRB3

GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 5

Price
$248.59
Price
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
91
Brand
Intel
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
BOXDH61CRB3
Model
GA-Z97X-GAMING 5
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
🔌 70 Watts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Solid performance
  • M.2 and SATA Express support
  • Killer NIC
  • Very good onboard audio
Cons
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Cons
  • None
Series
Series
G1 Gaming
Socket
LGA1155
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
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 depends 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 depends 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
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset
Intel 82579V
LAN Chipset
Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
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
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
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

"Intel's Z97 chipset can be considered a minor upgrade over the existing Z87, yet it's a chance for partners to spruce up their wares and Gigabyte is taking the opportunity by revamping its G1 Gaming Series product line. For better or for worse, the... "

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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel BOXDH61CRB3:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • +4 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING 5:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 2 years later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • 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 SATA Express.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +24GB maximum RAM supported.
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