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Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
Top 1%1,062 points
Top 1%
Top 42%620 points
Top 42%
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
Top specs and features

Asus Maximus VIII Extreme vs MSI B150A Gaming Pro: 49 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

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

2. Easy to overclock

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.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
17% have it

3. maximum memory size

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

4. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
73% have it

5. 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.
4
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12
6

6. 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.
10
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12
5

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.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16
4

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.
4
Asus Prime X299-Deluxe: 12
2

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.
4
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8
2

10. Supports RAID 1

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.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
80% have it

11. height

28mm shorter.
272mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm
244mm

12. 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.
6
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10
2

13. 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 Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
57% have it

14. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
20% have it

15. memory channels

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

16. Supports RAID 5

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.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
70% have it

17. 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.
7
Asus Z87-Pro: 14
6

18. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
20% have it

19. 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
1

20. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
10% have it

21. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Asus Prime Q370M-C: 2
0

22. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
5
ASRock Z97 OC Formula: 5
3

23. 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 Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
11% have it

24. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
66% have it

25. Has USB Type-C

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Asus Maximus VIII Extreme
MSI B150A Gaming Pro
26% have it

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