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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H vs MSI Z270 Krait Gaming: 51 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
MSI X299 Raider: 3466MHz
2400MHz

2. 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
6

3. 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.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
17% have it

4. 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.
2800MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz
3800MHz

5. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
32GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB
64GB

6. 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.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12
6

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.
1
Asus Prime X299-Deluxe: 12
3

9. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
73% have it

10. 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.
2
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8
4

11. 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.
4
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10
4

12. 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.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
80% have it

13. height

0.2mm shorter.
244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm
243.8mm

14. memory channels

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

15. 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.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
57% have it

16. 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
6

17. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
20% have it

18. 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.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
70% have it

19. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
20% have it

20. 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.
2
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5
1

21. 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
2

22. Supports RAID 0

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.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
80% have it

23. Has USB Type-C

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
26% have it

24. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
2
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10
2

25. 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.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
MSI Z270 Krait Gaming
11% have it

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