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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

Asus Q87M-E/CSM

Price
$134.99
Price
$455.98
Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
Asus
Brand
Asus
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
Q87M-E/CSM
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
📅 September 2018

* 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
-
Socket
AM3+
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
Intel Q87
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
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
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887-VD
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel I217-LM
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
No
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
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
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews
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Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 🆚 Q87M-E/CSM. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3:

  • 70% cheaper, you can save $320.99.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1800MHz, 1866MHz, 2000MHz

Reasons to pick the Asus Q87M-E/CSM:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
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