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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II

GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

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82
Brand
ASUS
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
  • TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II
  • 90MB1620-M0AAY0
Model
GA-Z97-HD3
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
🔌 70 Watts
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Pros
-
Pros
  • Price
  • Good onboard audio
Cons
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Cons
  • Realtek LAN chip
  • No M.2 or SATA Express support
Series
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Series
Socket
-
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
-
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
-
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
-
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
* 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 ALC887
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset
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LAN Chipset
Realtek GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
-
SLI Support
No
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
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
-
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
-
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
-
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
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
3
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
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What are the differences between ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II and GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3? 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:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 7 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3:

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