Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 vs Intel BOXDQ45EK

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Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3

Intel BOXDQ45EK

Price
$134.99
Price
$229.95
Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
Asus
Brand
Intel
Model
M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Model
BOXDQ45EK
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
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TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
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Series
Series
-
Socket
AM3+
Socket
LGA775
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
AMD A78
Chipset
Intel Q45
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
DDR2:
667Mhz 800Mhz
* 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
ADI AD1882
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
6 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel 82567LM
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
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
0
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
2
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Maximum Supported RAM
4GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews
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Compare Motherboards: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 🆚 Intel BOXDQ45EK. 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:

  • 41% cheaper, you can save $94.96.
  • +6 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +28GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the Intel BOXDQ45EK:

  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +4 Ports SATA 3Gb/s.
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