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ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
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Top 21%
Top 1%1,056 points
Top 1%
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Top specs and features

ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 vs Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force: 49 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2667MHz
MSI X299 Raider: 3466MHz
1600MHz

2. Easy to overclock

Overclocking your system is normally quite a complicated procedure, but some manufacturers provide a button or a program where one click will automatically overclock your computer, giving you increased performance.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
17% have it

3. overclocked RAM speed

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.
2933MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz
3000MHz

4. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
64GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB
32GB

5. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
120dB
Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 9: 127dB
110dB

6. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
6
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12
10

7. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
73% have it

8. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
6
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12
11

9. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16
4

10. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
80% have it

11. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8
4

12. height

20mm shorter.
244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm
264mm

13. PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
4
Asus P9X79-E WS: 7
5

14. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10
2

15. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8
2

16. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
20% have it

17. Supports USB charging boost

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
57% have it

18. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
8
Asus Z87-Pro: 14
6

19. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
70% have it

20. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
1
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5
2

21. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
20% have it

22. Has USB Type-C

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
26% have it

23. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
10% have it

24. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
66% have it

25. Supports ECC memory

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
11% have it

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