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Top 9%
Top 8%936 points
Top 8%
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Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt vs Asus Maximus V Extreme: 41 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz
1600MHz

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.
95dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB
110dB

3. overclocked RAM speed

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.
2600MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz
2800MHz

4. 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 P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
17% have it

5. maximum memory size

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

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.
3
Gigabyte GA-7PESH3: 8
5

7. 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

8. 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.
5
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12
8

9. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
74% have it

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 P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
78% have it

11. 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

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.
10
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10
4

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 P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
58% have it

14. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
18% have it

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 P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
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.
4
Asus Z87-Pro: 14
4

18. height

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

19. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
18% have it

20. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
0
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10
4

21. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
65% have it

22. Supports USB turbo mode

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
32% have it

23. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt
Asus Maximus V Extreme
9% have it

24. memory channels

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

25. 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
3

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