Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 vs ASRock B460M STEEL LEGEND

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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

ASRock B460M STEEL LEGEND

Price
$132.49
Price
$104.99
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
Asus
Brand
ASRock
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
B460M STEEL LEGEND
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
📅 May 2020

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

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 60 Watts
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Series
Series
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Socket
AM3+
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
Intel B460
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz
* 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
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz
* 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 ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1200
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Dragon RTL8125BG
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Antenna Bracket
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C Port (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
3
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
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Reasons to pick the Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3:

Reasons to pick the ASRock B460M STEEL LEGEND:

  • 21% cheaper, you can save $27.50.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 20 months later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +3 Ports M.2.
  • +96GB maximum RAM supported.
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