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ASRock Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
Top 46%2,160 points
Top 46%
Top 1%4,023 points
Top 1%
ASRock Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
Top specs and features

ASRock Z170M Pro4 vs Asus Maximus VIII Extreme: 50 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2133MHz
MSI X299 Raider: 3466MHz
2133MHz

2. 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.
3
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12
10

3. 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 Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
17% have it

4. 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.
3466MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz
3866MHz

5. 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
4

6. maximum memory size

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

7. PCIe 3.0 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. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.
2
Asus Prime X299-Deluxe: 12
4

8. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
ASRock Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
73% have it

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. 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.
2
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8
4

11. 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 Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
80% have it

12. 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.
2
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10
6

13. height

28mm shorter.
244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm
272mm

14. memory channels

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

15. 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 Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
57% have it

16. 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.
6
Asus Z87-Pro: 14
7

17. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
ASRock Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
20% have it

18. 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 Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
70% have it

19. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
ASRock Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
20% 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
1

21. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3
ASRock Z97 OC Formula: 5
5

22. Has USB Type-C

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
ASRock Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
26% have it

23. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
0
Asus Prime Q370M-C: 2
1

24. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
0
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10
0

25. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
ASRock Z170M Pro4
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
66% have it

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