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Intel D945GTPLKR vs. Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero + 2

Intel D945GTPLKR

Intel D945GTPLKR

£118.80

Free delivery
Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

£373.20

£383.14 Incl. delivery
Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming

Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming

£154.99

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Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)

Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)

£363.61

£370.79 Incl. delivery
Sound card
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound card chip
SupremeFX S1220
Realtek ALC S1220A
SupremeFX S1220
Bluetooth
No
No
No
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.0
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max Ethernet speed
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
Network chip
Realtek RTL8125CG
Intel I225-V
Realtek RTL8125CG
Number of Ethernet connections
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
No
No
Yes
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)
RAID controller
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of RAID
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
Multi-GPU technology
3-Way SLI, CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
3-Way SLI, CrossFireX, 3-Way CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
Chassis fan connectors
3 ​
3 ​
3 ​
Internal S/PDIF
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Internal USB ports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal USB 2.0 ports
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Internal USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (5Gbps)
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Internal USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10Gbps)
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Internal USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
M.2
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Other internal connectors
IDE/PATA
Internal Thunderbolt (Incl. headers)
SATA (Serial ATA)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max SATA speed
3 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
6 Gb/s
Number of SATA ports
4 ​
8 ​
6 ​
8 ​
U.2
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
DisplayPort
No
Yes
No
DisplayPort version
1.2
Number of DisplayPort outputs
1 ​
DVI
No
No
No
No
HDMI
No
No
Yes
No
HDMI version
2.1
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
Headphone output
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microphone input
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Other connectors
Firewire, VGA, Parallel port, Serial port
Thunderbolt
PS/2
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
S/PDIF
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Coaxial S/PDIF out
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Optical S/PDIF out
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB
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 2.0
8 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
0 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
0 ​
8 ​
2 ​
8 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Depth
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
Width
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
Other expansion slots
PCI Express version
4.0
4.0
4.0
PCI Express x1
1 ​
1 ​
3 ​
1 ​
PCI Express x16
1 ​
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
PCI Express x4
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI Express x8
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI slots
2 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Features
LED lighting
LED lighting
Security
Cooling
Passive
Active
Passive
Active
Form factor
Graphics card
Yes
No
No
No
Graphics processor
Intel GMA 950
Support for integrated graphics in CPU
No
Yes
No
ECC support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Maximum amount of memory
4 GB
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
Memory module
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
Memory slots
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Memory speeds
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
DDR4-2800, DDR4-2666, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4400
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
Type of memory
Release year
2005
2019
2020
2019
64-bit processor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Integrated CPU
No
No
No
No
Compatible processors
Pentium D, 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
Number of processor sockets
One
One
One
One