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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

ASUS Z97-A

Price
$124.37
Price
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
89
Brand
Asus
Brand
ASUS
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
Z97-A
Release Date
📅 September 2018

* 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
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Clean layout
  • Solid performance
  • Intel LAN controller
Cons
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Cons
  • Poor onboard audio
Series
Series
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Socket
AM3+
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
Intel Z97
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:
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 depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel I218V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
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
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
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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Comparison summary

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

  • ASUS Z97-A is obsolete and not available anymore in the selected store.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 1066MHz
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Z97-A:

  • Supports RAID.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR3 2133MHz, 2200MHz, 2400MHz, 2500MHz, 2600MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz, 3100MHz, 3200MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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