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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II vs Sabertooth Z87

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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II

ASUS Sabertooth Z87

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Pangoly Score (How do we rate?)
90
Brand
ASUS
Brand
ASUS
Model
  • TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II
  • 90MB1620-M0AAY0
Model
  • SABERTOOTH Z87
  • 90MB0DR0-M0EAY0
Release Date
📅 October 2020
Release Date
📅 October 2016
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Price history
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Recommended supported parts
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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
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Series
-
Socket
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Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
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Form factor
ATX
Chipset
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Chipset
Intel Z87
Supported Memory
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Supported Memory
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
* 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
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
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LAN Chipset
Intel I217-V
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
-
SLI Support
-
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
-
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
-
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
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
3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
-
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
-
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
-
M.2 Ports
0
RAM Slots
-
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
-
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
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

"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 TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II:

  • 57% cheaper, you can save $125.96.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the ASUS Sabertooth Z87:

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