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Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II vs. MSI B450 Tomahawk Max + 9

MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

MSI B450 Tomahawk Max

£72.53

£76.01 Incl. delivery
MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk

MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk

£139.97

Free delivery
Asus Z87-WS

Asus Z87-WS

£29.28

£123.31 Incl. delivery
MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi

MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi

£179.99

Free delivery
ASRock H110 Pro BTC+

ASRock H110 Pro BTC+

£287.29

£599.99 Incl. delivery
MSI B550M Pro-VDH WiFi

MSI B550M Pro-VDH WiFi

£59.99

Free delivery
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master

£289.01

£292.00 Incl. delivery
Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite AX V2

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite AX V2

£128.47

Free delivery
MSI MAG B550M Mortar WiFi

MSI MAG B550M Mortar WiFi

£119.99

Free delivery
Sound card
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound card chip
Realtek ALC S1220A
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC1200
Realtek ALC1150
Realtek ALC1200
Realtek ALC887
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC1220
Realtek ALC S1220A
Realtek ALC1200
Realtek ALC1200
Bluetooth
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.1
4.2
5.0
5.1
5.0
5.1
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max Ethernet speed
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
1 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
2.5 Gbit/s
Network chip
Intel I211-AT
Realtek RTL8111H
Realtek RTL8125B
Intel I210-AT
Realtek RTL8125B-CG
Intel I219-V
Realtek RTL8111H
Realtek RTL8125AG
Intel I225-V
Realtek RTL8125B
Number of Ethernet connections
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
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
Yes
Yes
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 5, 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
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Multi-GPU technology
3-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
3-Way SLI, CrossFireX, SLI, 3-Way CrossFireX, 4-Way CrossFireX, 4-Way SLI, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, SLI, Quad SLI, Quad CrossFireX, 2-Way SLI, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
CrossFireX, 2-Way CrossFireX
Chassis fan connectors
3 ​
4 ​
6 ​
5 ​
4 ​
2 ​
3 ​
6 ​
3 ​
3 ​
3 ​
Internal S/PDIF
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Internal USB ports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal USB 2.0 ports
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
5 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
Internal USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (5Gbps)
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
Internal USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Internal USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports (20Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
M.2
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
0 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Other internal connectors
Internal serial port
Internal serial port, mSATA
Internal serial port, Internal parallel port
Internal Thunderbolt (Incl. headers)
SATA (Serial ATA)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max SATA speed
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
6 Gb/s
Number of SATA ports
6 ​
6 ​
6 ​
10 ​
6 ​
4 ​
4 ​
6 ​
6 ​
4 ​
6 ​
U.2
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
DisplayPort
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
DisplayPort version
1.2
1.4
1.2
1.2
1.4
1.2
Number of DisplayPort outputs
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
DVI
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Number of DVI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0b
1.4
1.4
1.4a
2.0b
2.1
2.1
2.1
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Headphone output
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microphone input
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Other connectors
eSATA, Firewire
VGA
VGA, Serial port
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
PS/2
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
S/PDIF
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Coaxial S/PDIF out
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Optical S/PDIF out
1 ​
1 ​
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 (Type C)
USB 2.0
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
3 ​
2 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
0 ​
4 ​
0 ​
0 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
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
208 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
244 mm
Width
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
244 mm
305 mm
305 mm
305 mm
244 mm
Other expansion slots
PCI Express version
3.0
3.0
4.0
3.0
4.0
3.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
PCI Express x1
3 ​
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
12 ​
2 ​
1 ​
3 ​
1 ​
2 ​
PCI Express x16
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
PCI Express x4
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI Express x8
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
PCI slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Features
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
LED lighting
Security
TPM
TPM
TPM
TPM
TPM
TPM
Cooling
Passive
Passive
Passive
Passive
Active
Passive
Passive
Active
Passive
Passive
Passive
Graphics card
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Support for integrated graphics in CPU
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
ECC support
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Maximum amount of memory
128 GB
64 GB
128 GB
32 GB
128 GB
32 GB
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
128 GB
Memory module
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
Memory slots
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Memory speeds
DDR4-4400
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
DDR4-2666, 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
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1800
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
DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133
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, DDR4-4266, DDR4-4400, DDR4-3066
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, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4600
DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3333, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-2600, DDR4-4400, DDR4-4600, DDR4-4733
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
Release year
2019
2020
2013
2020
2017
2020
2019
2020
2020
2020
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
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Pentium, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Celeron, Xeon, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, 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
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3, Ryzen 9
Number of processor sockets
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One
One