Asus B150M-K
Asus B150M-K
Top 47%562 points
Top 47%
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Asus B150M-K review: 28 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

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

2. 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

3. maximum memory size

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

4. 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

5. 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.
2
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

6. 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.
1
Asus Prime X299-Deluxe: 12

7. 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.
2
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

8. 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

9. 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

10. height

183mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

11. memory channels

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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Asus B150M-K
66% have it

16. DisplayPort outputs

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

17. 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

18. Supports USB turbo mode

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.
Asus B150M-K
28% have it

19. audio connectors

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.
3
EVGA Classified SR-2: 10

20. 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

21. eSATA ports

eSATA is an external version of SATA, an interface designed for connecting a computer to mass storage devices such as hard drives.
0
Asus Z87-A: 6

22. DVI outputs

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

23. Easy to reset BIOS

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.
Asus B150M-K
61% have it

24. width

226mm
Asus Tinker Board: 86.4mm

25. CPU sockets

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

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