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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

ASUS Strix TRX40-E Gaming

Price
$134.99
Price
$535.68
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
Asus
Brand
ASUS
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
  • Strix TRX40-E Gaming
  • ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming
  • TRX40-E Gaming
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
📅 November 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 STRIX
Socket
AM3+
Socket
sTRX4
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
AMD TRX40
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 3200Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4333Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4666Mhz
* 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
Yes
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX S1220
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8125-CG
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps + 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 LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (7 x Type-A + 1 x Type-C)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 5 x Audio jack(s)
  • 1 x Anti-surge 2.5G LAN (RJ45) port
  • 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
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
3
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
8
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
256GB
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Comparison summary

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

  • 75% cheaper, you can save $400.69.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Strix TRX40-E Gaming:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 14 months later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +3 Ports M.2.
  • +4 RAM slots.
  • +224GB maximum RAM supported.
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