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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE

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ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II

GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE

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92
Brand
ASUS
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
  • TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II
  • 90MB1620-M0AAY0
Model
GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE
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
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Pros
  • Plenty of overclocking features
  • Very good onboard audio
  • Killer NIC
  • SATA Express support
Cons
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Cons
  • No M.2 connector
Series
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Series
-
Socket
-
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
-
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
-
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
-
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
* 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
-
LAN Chipset
Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
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
4
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
4
SATA Express Ports
-
SATA Express Ports
1
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
1
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

"There are many things to like about the Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force.The first of the orange Gigabyte OC motherboards was the X58, which feels like a lifetime ago now. It was a stripped down, no messing, 100% pure bread overclocking machine. Later models,... "


What are the differences between ASUS TUF Gaming B450M-PLUS II and GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE? 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:

  • 68% cheaper, you can save $203.84.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 7 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC FORCE:

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