Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC ForceAsus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
Top 1%1,011 points
Top 1%
Top 17%846 points
Top 17%
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
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Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force vs Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming: 42 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz
2133MHz

2. 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.
3000MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz
3866MHz

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-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
17% have it

4. 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.
110dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB
120dB

5. maximum memory size

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

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.
11
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12
4

7. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
74% have it

8. 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-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
78% have it

9. 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.
10
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12
6

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

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. height

20mm shorter.
264mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm
244mm

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.
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
58% have it

14. 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

15. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
18% 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.
6
Asus Z87-Pro: 14
6

17. 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-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
70% have it

18. memory channels

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

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-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
18% have it

20. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2
1

21. 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
6

22. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
65% have it

23. 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

24. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
9% have it

25. Has TPM connector

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that greatly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimising the risk of a hacker gaining access.
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force
Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming
62% have it

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