Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 vs ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA

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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA

Price
$132.49
Price
$584.20
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
Asus
Brand
ASUS
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
📅 July 2019

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

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
Series
ROG
Socket
AM3+
Socket
AM4
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
AMD X570
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 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
* 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
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Aquantia AQC111C
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
100/1000/2500/5000Mbps + 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
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
  • 1 x Gold-plated audio jacks
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) ports
  • 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports
  • Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
  • 1 x AQC-111C 5G LAN port
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
Yes
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews
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Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 🆚 ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA. 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:

  • 77% cheaper, you can save $451.71.

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 9 months later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +96GB maximum RAM supported.
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