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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II vs ROG Maximus XIII Hero (WiFi 6E)

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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II

ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero (WiFi 6E)

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Brand
ASUS
Brand
ASUS
Model
  • TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II
  • 90MB1620-M0AAY0
Model
  • ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO
  • 90MB15X0-M0EAY0
Release Date
📅 October 2020
Release Date
📅 January 2021
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
-
Series
ROG
Socket
-
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
-
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
-
Chipset
Intel Z590
Supported Memory
-
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 5133Mhz 5333Mhz
* 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
ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
2 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
-
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
-
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
-
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C port(s)
  • 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (6 x Type-A)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 x Type-A)
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
  • 2 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
  • 1 x BIOS FlashBack button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
Wireless LAN
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
6
PCI-Express x16 Slots
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
-
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
-
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
-
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
-
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
-
M.2 Ports
4
RAM Slots
-
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
-
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
-
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
-
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
-
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
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Comparison summary

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

  • 80% cheaper, you can save $375.96.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero (WiFi 6E):

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