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#311044 9-Dec-2023 21:05
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I Hey all, I’m upgrading my mobo from a Gigabyte Z97p-d3.

My options:

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDASU61331/ASUS-PRIME-B760M-K-mATX-Motherboard-Socket-LGA1700  

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDGBM61230/Gigabyte-B760M-DS3H-AX-mATX-Motherboard-Socket-LGA 

They are the same price, seem to have the same specs.

 

Does the choice really only come down to if you are a member of the Asus or Gigabyte fan clubs? 

Thanks





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  #3170175 9-Dec-2023 21:24
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asus has no wifi but will be more likely to support super high speed DDR5 ram due to only having 2 slots

 

giga has wifi


 
 
 

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  #3170177 9-Dec-2023 21:41
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Batman:

asus has no wifi but will be more likely to support super high speed DDR5 ram due to only having 2 slots


giga has wifi



My mistake. I was sure the asus was also wireless.
So wireless vs potentially higher speed ram.




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  #3170181 9-Dec-2023 21:58
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I would lean toward the Gigabyte if it was me.

The inbuilt Bluetooth and Wifi is just nice to have and not needing to use an expansion slot on, like you would with the ASUS.
The Gigabyte also has a USB C port in the back IO and 2 x display ports instead of ASUS VGA port.

 

ASUS board can take slight higher OC ram but I think the Gigabyte is still in a good spot with what it can offer can take more ram, including having 4 slots vs 2 slots.

ASUS DDR5 8000(OC)
Gigabyte Support for DDR5 7600(O.C.)
not the biggest difference.

ASUS is able to take 2 additional sizes with m.2 slots if that matters, while Gigabyte just with a standard.

 

On if either board are any good, no clue, did a quick search for reviews but nothing popped up for me for exact models.




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  #3170184 9-Dec-2023 22:32
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Qazzy03:

On if either board are any good, no clue, did a quick search for reviews but nothing popped up for me for exact models.



Same. A bit odd.
Planning on adding an i5 12400F (from an i5 4570).




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  #3170268 10-Dec-2023 12:07
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Qazzy03:

I would lean toward the Gigabyte if it was me.

The inbuilt Bluetooth and Wifi is just nice to have and not needing to use an expansion slot on, like you would with the ASUS.
The Gigabyte also has a USB C port in the back IO and 2 x display ports instead of ASUS VGA port.


ASUS board can take slight higher OC ram but I think the Gigabyte is still in a good spot with what it can offer can take more ram, including having 4 slots vs 2 slots.

ASUS DDR5 8000(OC)
Gigabyte Support for DDR5 7600(O.C.)
not the biggest difference.

ASUS is able to take 2 additional sizes with m.2 slots if that matters, while Gigabyte just with a standard.


On if either board are any good, no clue, did a quick search for reviews but nothing popped up for me for exact models.



The gigabyte will NOT do 7600mhz ram (not that you'd want to, at such high cost). Don't ask me how I know.

Also the Asus probably won't do 8000 but being two slots it will be better than anything with 4 slots. This applies to ddr5 in general. Again, only if you want to spend crazy money on high speed ram which most people won't.

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  #3170378 10-Dec-2023 17:13
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Batman:
Qazzy03:

I would lean toward the Gigabyte if it was me.

The inbuilt Bluetooth and Wifi is just nice to have and not needing to use an expansion slot on, like you would with the ASUS.
The Gigabyte also has a USB C port in the back IO and 2 x display ports instead of ASUS VGA port.


ASUS board can take slight higher OC ram but I think the Gigabyte is still in a good spot with what it can offer can take more ram, including having 4 slots vs 2 slots.

ASUS DDR5 8000(OC)
Gigabyte Support for DDR5 7600(O.C.)
not the biggest difference.

ASUS is able to take 2 additional sizes with m.2 slots if that matters, while Gigabyte just with a standard.


On if either board are any good, no clue, did a quick search for reviews but nothing popped up for me for exact models.



The gigabyte will NOT do 7600mhz ram (not that you'd want to, at such high cost). Don't ask me how I know.

Also the Asus probably won't do 8000 but being two slots it will be better than anything with 4 slots. This applies to ddr5 in general. Again, only if you want to spend crazy money on high speed ram which most people won't.


Can I just clarify this bit please - I’ve seen elsewhere as well that two RAM slots are better than 4.

Does this mean I’ll notice a difference between having 2 x 8gb 4800/38 DDR5 sticks in a 2 slot board vs a 4 slot board?




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  #3170381 10-Dec-2023 17:38
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you will notice very little difference unless you are overclocking the snot out of the system.

 

Either board will be fine and you are unlikely to notice any difference during day to day use




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  #3170382 10-Dec-2023 17:45
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Jase2985:

you will notice very little difference unless you are overclocking the snot out of the system.


Either board will be fine and you are unlikely to notice any difference during day to day use



Thanks. What about during games such as Battlefield etc.




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  #3170384 10-Dec-2023 18:09
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I'd take the Asus in a heartbeat

 

  • Asus make significantly better quality products than Gigabyte.
  • Wireless on non portable devices is at best a nice to have and at worst a redundant feature you will never use.




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  #3170385 10-Dec-2023 18:09
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BiggusDoggus:
Jase2985:

 

you will notice very little difference unless you are overclocking the snot out of the system.

 

 

 

Either board will be fine and you are unlikely to notice any difference during day to day use

 



Thanks. What about during games such as Battlefield etc.

 

again unlikely. 

 

i imagine you will just install components, go into bios and throw on an Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) on the ram and be done with with.

 

you probably would have missed that last step and left the ram on its default jdec profile and not got the most out of it.

 

 

 

Set the XMP and be done with it. it will be plenty fast enough


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  #3170388 10-Dec-2023 18:31
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Lias:

 

  • Asus make significantly better quality products than Gigabyte.
  • Wireless on non portable devices is at best a nice to have and at worst a redundant feature you will never use

 

Umm, ASUS ealier this year ASUS MB were failing with the AMD verison of XMP and the way that ASUS handled it was really poor.
If you want context:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=657lFpAA3_s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbGfc-JBxlY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJKzKbqxa0A

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7af_LGtD_jc

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ-QVOKGVyM

 

 

 

I am not saying buy or don't buy ASUS, look at the product/model instead of brand loyalty. 

 

The inbuilt bluetooth is nice, I use it with my Xbox controller and BT portal speakers for my PC. 
Wifi came in handy when I didn't have a lan cable on hand. 


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  #3170397 10-Dec-2023 19:01
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Qazzy03:

 

I am not saying buy or don't buy ASUS, look at the product/model instead of brand loyalty. 

 

 

Every company has bad days, even top brands, but overall I stand by what I said. I've seen so way more weird little compatibility issues with Gigabyte bioses over the years than I have with Asus.





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  #3170473 11-Dec-2023 06:37
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BiggusDoggus: Does this mean I’ll notice a difference between having 2 x 8gb 4800/38 DDR5 sticks in a 2 slot board vs a 4 slot board?


No difference in that scenario.

You'll want 32gb. 2x16. Do not get 2x8

 

i'd take the gigabyte if i were you.


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  #3170474 11-Dec-2023 06:58
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Lias:

 

Every company has bad days, even top brands, but overall I stand by what I said. I've seen so way more weird little compatibility issues with Gigabyte bioses over the years than I have with Asus.

 

 

while i may agree, the OP is unlikely to encounter anything troublesome with the basic system he's building. 4800/38 RAM, that's going to work with home made boards.


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  #3170507 11-Dec-2023 08:43
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Batman:

 

BiggusDoggus: Does this mean I’ll notice a difference between having 2 x 8gb 4800/38 DDR5 sticks in a 2 slot board vs a 4 slot board?


No difference in that scenario.

You'll want 32gb. 2x16. Do not get 2x8

 

i'd take the gigabyte if i were you.

 

 

 

 

Can't afford 32gb RAM at the present time. So will start with 16gb and increase as funds become available. 





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