96points

Asus X79 Deluxe

77points

Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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Asus X79 Deluxe vs Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

Why is Asus X79 Deluxe better than Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1?

  • Has WiFi
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Supports USB USAP

Why is Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1 better than Asus X79 Deluxe?

  • 400MHz higher overclocked RAM speed
    3200MHzvs2800MHz
  • Has a HDMI output
  • Easy to reset BIOS
  • Has a VGA connector

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General info

1.Supports USB charging boost
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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.

2.height

244mm

244mm

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170mm

3.Has WiFi
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.warranty period

3

3

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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5

5.Has Bluetooth
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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

6.Supports USB turbo mode
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.

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Memory

1.RAM speed

1866MHz

1600MHz

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

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3466MHz

2.memory channels

4

2

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

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8

3.maximum memory size

64GB

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

4.memory slots

8

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

5.overclocked RAM speed

2800MHz

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 X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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.

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Connectors

1.fan headers

6

6

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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12

2.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

8

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.has a HDMI output
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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

4.SATA 3 connectors

8

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.

Best

MSI 990FXA-GD80

12

5.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.

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14

6.USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

8

6

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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10

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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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12

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Audio

1.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

115dB

112dB

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.

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127dB

2.audio connectors

5

5

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

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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.

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10

4.Has S/PDIF Out port
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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

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Storage

1.Supports RAID 5
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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 X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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.

3.Supports RAID 0
Asus X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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 X79 Deluxe
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1

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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