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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX vs ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX

ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

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Brand
MSI
Brand
Asus
Model
B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
Model
  • STRIX B450-F GAMING
  • ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING
  • 90MB0YS0-M0EAY0
Release Date
📅 September 2019
Release Date
📅 July 2018
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Recommended supported parts
Recommended supported parts
Series
-
Series
ROG
Socket
AM4
Socket
AM4
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD B450
Chipset
AMD B450
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz
* 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
No
ECC RAM Support
No
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 i211AT
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 6 x Audio Jacks
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red) Type-A
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (3 x Type-A [blue] and 1 x Type-C)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 5 x Audio jack(s)
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
3
PCI-Express x1 Slots
3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"A gaming centric motherboard with a $120 price tag that looks good and includes a well rounded feature set assuming Wi-Fi isn't tops on your list of..."

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What are the differences between MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX and ASUS ROG Strix B450-F? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 14 months later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG Strix B450-F:

  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
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