92points

Asus Maximus VI Extreme

72points

Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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41 facts in comparison

Asus Maximus VI Extreme vs Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero
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72
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Why is Asus Maximus VI Extreme better than Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero?

  • Has a HDMI output
  • Has WiFi
  • Supports RAID 5
  • Supports USB charging boost
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Has integrated graphics
  • Supports USB turbo mode
  • Has dual BIOS

Why is Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero better than Asus Maximus VI Extreme?

  • 1066MHz higher ram speed
    2666MHzvs1600MHz
  • 100MHz higher overclocked RAM speed
    3200MHzvs3100MHz
  • 32GB larger maximum memory size
    64GBvs32GB
  • 5dB higher Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)
    120dBvs115dB
  • 4 more USB 3.0 ports
    10vs6
  • Supports ECC memory
  • 2 more USB 2.0 ports
    4vs2
  • Has TPM connector

Top specs and features

General info

1.Easy to overclock
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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.CPU sockets

1

1

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.

Best

Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5

4

3.Has WiFi
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.multi-GPU

4

2

The number of GPUs supported when using a multi-GPU configuration. Using more than one GPU in parallel can give increased performance.

Best

MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK

4

5.Supports USB charging boost
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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.

6.Has Bluetooth
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Memory

1.RAM speed

1600MHz

2666MHz

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

Best

MSI X299 Raider

3466MHz

2.memory channels

2

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

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

64GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Asus Z10PE-D16 WS

1024GB

5.overclocked RAM speed

3100MHz

3200MHz

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

6.Supports ECC memory
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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

1.fan headers

8

7

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

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

6

10

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

10

8

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.has a HDMI output
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Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.RJ45 ports

1

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

Expansion slots

1.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

5

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. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

Best

Asus Prime X299-Deluxe

12

Audio

1.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

115dB

120dB

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

5

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

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
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Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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

Storage

1.Supports RAID 5
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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.

2.Supports RAID 1
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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.

3.Supports RAID 0
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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)
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

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.

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