Compare Motherboards: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X CODE vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87

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Asus ROG MAXIMUS X CODE

ASUS Sabertooth Z87

Price
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Price
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Availability
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Availability
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Pangoly Score
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Pangoly Score
90
Brand
Asus
Brand
ASUS
Model
  • ROG MAXIMUS X CODE
  • MAXIMUS X CODE
Model
  • SABERTOOTH Z87
  • 90MB0DR0-M0EAY0
Release Date
📅 September 2018

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

Release Date
📅 October 2016

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

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Price history
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Price history
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Recommended compatible parts
Recommended compatible parts
Pros
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Pros
  • Intel LAN controller
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Overclock capabilities
  • Thermal armor and thermal management system work great
Cons
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Cons
  • Thermal Armour may obstruct some larger CPU heatsinks
  • 35mm motherboard fans can get noisy in AUTO mode
Series
ROG
Series
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Socket
LGA1151
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z370
Chipset
Intel Z87
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz
* 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 1866Mhz
* 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
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
LAN Chipset
Intel I217-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
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SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
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
2
M.2 Ports
0
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Would the likes of MSI's yield a slightly higher maximum frequency courtesy of extensive hand tuning by somebody who really knows their overclocking oats? Very likely. If that's you, the MSI is probably the better choice. But for everyone else, the..."

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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus ROG MAXIMUS X CODE:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 23 months later.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Sabertooth Z87:

  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
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