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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II vs ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac

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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II

ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac

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Pangoly Score (How do we rate?)
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Pangoly Score (How do we rate?)
88
Brand
ASUS
Brand
ASRock
Model
  • TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II
  • 90MB1620-M0AAY0
Model
Z97E-ITX/ac
Release Date
📅 October 2020
Release Date
📅 May 2014
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
Price history
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Recommended supported parts
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Pros
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Pros
  • Full ATX-level performance
  • Support for M.2 storage (on back of board)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Very good onboard audio
Series
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Series
-
Socket
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Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
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Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
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Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
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Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz
* 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
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Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
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LAN Chipset
Intel I218V
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
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SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
-
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
-
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
5
PCI-Express x16 Slots
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
-
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
-
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
-
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
-
SATA Express Ports
1
M.2 Ports
-
M.2 Ports
1
RAM Slots
-
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
-
Maximum Supported RAM
16GB
Onboard USB 2.0
-
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
-
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
-
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"So now that we have had a look at the ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac motherboard and have put it through its paces on the test bench, what is my final verdict on what looks to be a great option at a great price for those looking to build a small form factor system? ..."


What are the differences between ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II and ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II:

  • 85% cheaper, you can save $470.00.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 years later.

Reasons to pick the ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac:

  • Around 50% lower thermal design power.
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