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Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal vs. MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk + 9

Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal

Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal

£147.45

Free delivery
MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk

MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk

£119.99

Free delivery
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master

£244.91

£248.40 Incl. delivery
MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

£57.05

£59.99 Incl. delivery
Asus B250 Mining Expert

Asus B250 Mining Expert

£199.67

£206.86 Incl. delivery
MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi

MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi

£169.99

£179.98 Incl. delivery
Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

£276.81

£280.11 Incl. delivery
Biostar TB250-BTC

Biostar TB250-BTC

£96.05

Free delivery
ASRock H110 Pro BTC+

ASRock H110 Pro BTC+

£287.29

Unknown delivery cost
Sound card
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound card chip
Realtek ALC882M
Realtek ALC1200
Realtek ALC S1220A
Realtek ALC1220
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC887
SupremeFX 2015
Realtek ALC1200
SupremeFX S1220A
Realtek ALC887
Realtek ALC887
Bluetooth
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Bluetooth version
5.1
5.0
5.1
5.1
5.0
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max Ethernet speed
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
Network chip
Realtek RTL8125B
Intel I225-V
Realtek RTL8125AG
Realtek RTL8111H
Intel I219-V
Realtek RTL8125B-CG
Realtek RTL8125B-CG
Realtek RTL8125CG
Realtek RTL8111H
Intel I219-V
Number of Ethernet connections
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
RAID controller
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Type of RAID
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
Support for multiple graphics cards
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Multi-GPU technology
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, SLI, Quad SLI, Quad CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
3-Way SLI, CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, SLI, 3-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
Chassis fan connectors
6 ​
3 ​
6 ​
4 ​
1 ​
3 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Internal S/PDIF
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Internal USB ports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal USB 2.0 ports
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Internal USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (5Gbps)
3 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Internal USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Internal USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
M.2
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Other internal connectors
Internal serial port, IDE/PATA
Internal Thunderbolt (Incl. headers)
Internal serial port
Internal serial port
Internal serial port, Internal parallel port
SATA (Serial ATA)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max SATA speed
3 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
Number of SATA ports
6 ​
6 ​
6 ​
6 ​
6 ​
4 ​
8 ​
6 ​
8 ​
6 ​
4 ​
U.2
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
DisplayPort version
1.4
1.2
1.2
Number of DisplayPort outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
DVI
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Number of DVI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
HDMI
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
HDMI version
1.4
2.1
1.4
1.4
2.0b
2.0b
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Headphone output
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microphone input
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Other connectors
Firewire, Parallel port, Serial port
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
VGA
PS/2
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
2 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
2 ​
S/PDIF
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Coaxial S/PDIF out
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Optical S/PDIF out
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A)
USB (Type A)
USB 2.0
8 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
4 ​
4 ​
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
0 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
0 ​
4 ​
2 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
0 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
0 ​
8 ​
4 ​
8 ​
0 ​
0 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Depth
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
231 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
208 mm
Width
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
Other expansion slots
PCI Express version
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.0
3.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.0
3.0
PCI Express x1
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
1 ​
3 ​
18 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
5 ​
12 ​
PCI Express x16
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
1 ​
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
1 ​
1 ​
PCI Express x4
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI Express x8
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI slots
3 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Features
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
Security
TPM
TPM
Cooling
Passive
Passive
Passive
Active
Passive
Passive
Passive
Active
Active
Passive
Passive
Graphics card
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Support for integrated graphics in CPU
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ECC support
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Maximum amount of memory
8 GB
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
64 GB
32 GB
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
32 GB
32 GB
Memory module
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
Memory slots
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Memory speeds
DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3333, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4200, DDR4-4300, DDR4-4600, DDR4-4533, DDR4-4800, DDR4-4866
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4600
DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3333, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4300
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3333, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3100, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-2600, DDR4-3066
DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3400, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4600, DDR4-4800
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4400, DDR4-3066, DDR4-4600, DDR4-4533
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400
DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133
DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133
Release year
2005
2020
2020
2019
2019
2017
2020
2020
2019
2017
2017
64-bit processor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Integrated CPU
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Compatible processors
Pentium 4 EE, Pentium D, Pentium EE, Celeron D, Pentium 4
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Pentium, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Celeron, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Celeron, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium
Celeron, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium
Number of processor sockets
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One