91points

Asus Maximus VI Extreme

100points

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

Asus Maximus VI Extreme
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Asus Maximus VI Extreme vs Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
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Why is Asus Maximus VI Extreme better than Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force?

  • 20mm shorter
    244mmvs264mm
  • Has integrated graphics
  • Supports USB USAP

Why is Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force better than Asus Maximus VI Extreme?

  • 3 more fan headers
    11vs8
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)
    4vs2
  • 3 more CPU sockets
    4vs1
  • 1 more RJ-45 ports
    2vs1
  • Has FireWire

Top specs and features

General info

1.Easy to overclock
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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

4

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

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4

3.multi-GPU

4

4

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

Best

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4

4.height

244mm

264mm

Best

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170mm

5.Has WiFi
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

The device can connect to WiFi.

6.Supports USB charging boost
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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.

Memory

1.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

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

1600MHz

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

Best

MSI X299 Raider

3466MHz

3.memory channels

2

2

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

Best

MSI 990FXA-GD80

8

4.maximum memory size

32GB

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Asus Z10PE-D16 WS

1024GB

5.overclocked RAM speed

3100MHz

3000MHz

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.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

2

4

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

Best

Asus X79 Deluxe

8

2.fan headers

8

11

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

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12

3.USB 3.0 ports

6

6

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

10

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
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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

6.DVI outputs

0

0

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

Best

Asus TUF Z370 Plus Gaming

1

Audio

1.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

115dB

110dB

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

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127dB

2.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

3.audio connectors

6

6

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

Best

EVGA Classified SR-2

10

4.Has S/PDIF Out port
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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

Storage

1.Supports RAID 1
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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
Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force

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 as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

For example

Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 7 Pro

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