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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC

Price
$134.99
Price
$174.99
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
Asus
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
B550 AORUS PRO AC
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
📅 June 2020

* 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
-
Socket
AM3+
Socket
AM4
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
AMD B550
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 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4866Mhz 5000Mhz
* 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 ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Realtek 2.5GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
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
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (1T1R)
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks
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
6
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
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Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 🆚 Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC. 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:

  • 23% cheaper, you can save $40.00.

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 21 months later.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +96GB maximum RAM supported.
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