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Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0

Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
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Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 review: specs and price

Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
67
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Why is Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 better than the average?

  • Fan headers
    5vs4.53
  • SATA 3 connectors
    7vs5.64
  • PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
    2vs1.25
  • USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)
    6vs4.01
  • Audio connectors
    6vs4.77
  • USB 2.0 ports
    8vs2.8
  • Audio channels
    8vs7.6
  • ESATA ports
    1vs0.3

Top specs and features

General info

1.Easy to overclock
Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0

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.

2.height

244mm

Best

MSI B150I Gaming Pro

170mm

3.Supports USB charging boost
Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0

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.

4.warranty period

3

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

ASRock Z97 OC Formula

5

5.width

305mm

Best

MSI B150I Gaming Pro

170mm

6.Supports USB turbo mode
Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.

Memory

1.RAM speed

1866MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

MSI X299 Raider

3466MHz

2.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

MSI 990FXA-GD80

8

3.memory slots

4

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.

Best

Asus Z10PE-D16 WS

16

4.maximum memory size

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Asus Z10PE-D16 WS

1024GB

5.overclocked RAM speed

2133MHz

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.

Best

ASRock X299 OC Formula

4600MHz

Connectors

1.fan headers

5

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.

Best

Asus Sabertooth X99

12

2.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

2

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

Best

Asus X79 Deluxe

8

3.USB 3.0 ports

2

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.

Best

Asus Z87-Pro

14

4.SATA 3 connectors

7

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.

Best

MSI 990FXA-GD80

12

5.RJ45 ports

1

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.

Best

Gigabyte GA-6LXSV

5

6.USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

6

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

Best

Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt

10

Expansion slots

1.PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

2

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.

Best

Asus P9X79-E WS

7

2.PCI slots

1

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.

Best

Gigabyte GA-P85-D3

4

Audio

1.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

95dB

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.

Best

Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 9

127dB

2.audio connectors

6

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

Best

EVGA Classified SR-2

10

3.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

Best

Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z5

10

4.Has S/PDIF Out port
Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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