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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK vs Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex

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MSI B350 TOMAHAWK

Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex

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Brand
MSI
Brand
Asus
Model
B350 TOMAHAWK
Model
  • MAXIMUS IX APEX
  • ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX
Release Date
📅 March 2017
Release Date
-
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 100 Watts
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Recommended supported parts
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Series
Series
ROG
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
EATX
Chipset
AMD B350
Chipset
Intel Z270
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC892
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-A + USB Type-C)
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
  • 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x16 Slots
4
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
3
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews

"It features a really attractive design, a nice basic feature set, strong overclocking capabilities, and a price tag that should give everyone looking at X370 motherboards a moment of pause. Last, but not least, it even has a twin - the B350 Tomahawk Artic - which has a white PCB, white colour scheme, and white LEDs, and it even retails for the same ..."

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What are the differences between MSI B350 TOMAHAWK and Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI B350 TOMAHAWK:

  • 60% cheaper, you can save $223.66.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.

Reasons to pick the Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3300MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz, 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz, 3800MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4266MHz
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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