84points

Asus Prime Z270-A

62points

Asus Prime Z270-P

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Asus Prime Z270-A vs Asus Prime Z270-P

Asus Prime Z270-A
Asus Prime Z270-P
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Why is Asus Prime Z270-A better than Asus Prime Z270-P?

  • Easy to overclock
  • Has S/PDIF Out port
  • Has integrated graphics
  • Has a VGA connector
  • Supports USB turbo mode

Why is Asus Prime Z270-P better than Asus Prime Z270-A?

  • 2 more USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)
    4vs2
  • 1 more PCIe x1 slots
    4vs3

Top specs and features

General info

1.Easy to overclock
Asus Prime Z270-A
Asus Prime Z270-P

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.

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3.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.

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4

4.Supports USB charging boost
Asus Prime Z270-A
Asus Prime Z270-P

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.

5.Easy to reset BIOS
Asus Prime Z270-A
Asus Prime Z270-P

The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.

6.Has integrated graphics
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Asus Prime Z270-P

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Memory

1.RAM speed

2133MHz

2133MHz

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

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3466MHz

2.memory channels

2

2

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

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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.

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4.maximum memory size

64GB

64GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

5.overclocked RAM speed

3866MHz

3866MHz

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.

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Connectors

1.fan headers

5

3

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.

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2.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

4

4

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

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3.USB 3.0 ports

6

4

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.

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4.SATA 3 connectors

4

4

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.

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5.has a HDMI output
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Asus Prime Z270-P

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.

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

3

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.

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2.PCIe x1 slots

3

4

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 ‘x1’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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Audio

1.audio connectors

5

3

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

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10

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.

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10

3.Has S/PDIF Out port
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Asus Prime Z270-P

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

Storage

1.Supports RAID 5
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Asus Prime Z270-P

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 Prime Z270-A
Asus Prime Z270-P

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 Prime Z270-A
Asus Prime Z270-P

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 Prime Z270-A
Asus Prime Z270-P

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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