57points

ASRock Z87 Pro4

52points

Asus B85M-E

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65 facts in comparison

ASRock Z87 Pro4 vs Asus B85M-E

ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E

Why is ASRock Z87 Pro4 better than Asus B85M-E?

  • 2 more fan headers
    ?

    5vs3
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
    ?

    4vs2
  • 2 more SATA 3 connectors
    ?

    6vs4
  • 3 more USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)
    ?

    5vs2
  • 1 more GPUs supported
    ?

    4vs3
  • Supports RAID 1
    ?
  • Supports RAID 5
    ?
  • Has S/PDIF Out port
    ?

Why is Asus B85M-E better than ASRock Z87 Pro4?

  • 0.9 more audio channels
    ?

    8vs7.1
  • Supports USB turbo mode
    ?
  • 1 more DisplayPort outputs
    ?

    1vs0
  • 2 more SATA 2 connectors
    ?

    2vs0
  • 30.8mm shorter
    ?

    213mmvs243.8mm
  • 60.8mm narrower
    ?

    244mmvs304.8mm
  • Supports USB USAP
    ?
  • 1 more PS/2 ports
    ?

    2vs1

Price comparison

Asus B85M-E

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General info

1.Easy to reset BIOS
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.
2.Easy to overclock
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
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.
3.supports Wi-Fi
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.Supports USB charging boost
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
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.
The number of GPUs supported when using a multi-GPU configuration. Using more than one GPU in parallel can give increased performance.
6.Has Bluetooth
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
7.Supports USB turbo mode
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.
8.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
9.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Memory

1.RAM speed

1600MHz

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
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.
3.overclocked RAM speed

2933MHz

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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.
More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
6.Supports ECC memory
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
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.

Connectors

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.
2.Has USB Type-C
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
3.has an HDMI output
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Asus B85M-E
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
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.
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.
The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
7.Has TPM connector
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that significantly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimizing the risk of a hacker gaining access.
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.
The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

Expansion slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect various components to the motherboard, such as graphics cards and sound cards. The number after the 'x' represents the number of lanes, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCI Express 3.0 has a bit rate of 8 GT/s, delivering 985 MB/s per lane.
2.PCIe 4.0 x16 slots

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PCIe slots allow you to connect various components to the motherboard, such as graphics cards and SSDs. The number of data-transmission lanes (specified by the number after the 'x') determines the data transfer rate. PCIe 4.0 provides a 16 GT/s bit rate that doubles the bandwidth provided by PCIe 3.0.
PCIe slots allow you to connect graphics cards, SSDs, and other components to the motherboard. The number after the 'x' represents the number of lanes, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCI Express 2.0 has a transfer rate of 5 GT/s, providing 500 MB/s per lane.
Using PCIe slots, you can connect different components to your motherboard, such as graphics cards and RAID cards. The number after the 'x' represents the number of data-transmission lanes. More lanes result in faster data transfer rates. A PCIe x1 slot has one lane and can move data at one bit per cycle.
PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.
PCIe slots enable you to connect various components to your motherboard, for example, graphics cards, RAID cards, SSDs. The number of data-transmission lanes (specified by the number following 'x') determines the data transfer rate. A PCIe x4 slot has 4 lanes, with a speed of 4 bits per cycle.
PCIe slots allow you to connect components such as graphics cards and sound cards to the motherboard. The number after the 'x' represents the number of data-transmission lanes. More lanes result in faster data transfer rates. A PCIe x8 slot has 8 lanes and can move data at 8 bit per cycle.

Audio

1.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

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97dB

When a digital signal is converted to an analog one (for example when playing audio through speakers or headphones), a certain amount of noise is carried in the signal. A higher SNR means that there is less noise and the audio quality is better.
Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.
3.Has S/PDIF Out port
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

Storage

1.Supports RAID 1
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
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.
2.Supports RAID 5
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
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.
3.Supports RAID 0
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance and capacity compared to a single drive. The drawback is that if one drive fails, you lose the data on all drives.
4.Supports RAID 10 (1+0)
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and 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.
5.Supports RAID 0+1
ASRock Z87 Pro4
Asus B85M-E
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0+1 stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. This gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security in case one drive fails, as the data will still be accessible from another.

Price comparison

Asus B85M-E

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$99.99

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