Asus B150M-C D3
Asus B150M-C D3
Top 44%596 points
Top 44%
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Asus B150M-C D3 review: 30 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.
97dB
Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 9: 127dB

5. maximum memory size

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

6. 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

7. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Asus B150M-C D3
73% have it

8. 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

9. 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

10. height

226mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

11. 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

12. 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.
Asus B150M-C D3
57% have it

13. memory channels

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

14. 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.
4
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

15. 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

16. 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.
Asus B150M-C D3
11% have it

17. DisplayPort outputs

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

18. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
2
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

19. 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

20. PCI slots

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.
1
Gigabyte GA-P85-D3: 4

21. Has TPM connector

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that greatly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimising the risk of a hacker gaining access.
Asus B150M-C D3
65% have it

22. PS/2 ports

PS/2 ports are used to connect mice and keyboards. Although they have been replaced by USB, they are still useful in corporate environments where USB ports are disabled for security reasons.
2
ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance: 4

23. CPU sockets

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.
1
Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5: 4

24. DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.
1
Asus TUF Z370 Plus Gaming: 1

25. audio channels

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.
8
Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z5: 10

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