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Asus ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial vs MSI B450M PRO-M2 V2

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Asus ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial

MSI B450M PRO-M2 V2

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Brand
ASUS
Brand
MSI
Model
ROG MAXIMUS XIII EXTREME GLACIAL
Model
  • B450M PRO-M2 V2
  • 911-7B84-014
Release Date
📅 March 2021
Release Date
📅 February 2019
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 100 Watts
TDP
🔌 60 Watts
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Series
ROG
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
AM4
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
Intel Z590
Chipset
AMD B450
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4500Mhz 4600Mhz 4700Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
Marvell AQtion AQC113CS
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C port(s)
  • 8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (8 x Type-A)
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
  • 1 x Marvell AQtion AQC113CS 10Gb Ethernet
  • 1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • 5 x LED-illuminated audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
  • 1 x BIOS FlashBack button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
5
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
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What are the differences between Asus ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial and MSI B450M PRO-M2 V2? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Asus ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 2 years later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3600MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4266MHz, 4400MHz, 4500MHz, 4600MHz, 4700MHz, 4800MHz, 5000MHz
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x4.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +4 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +96GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

Reasons to pick the MSI B450M PRO-M2 V2:

  • Around 40% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
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