Gigabyte Motherboard vs Asus Motherboard (Compared)

gigabyte compared with asusYou might have seen people talking about this topic but you still want to know more about it, well, today I’ll try to cover the difference between the two.

Some may ask “Why we should choose Gigabyte over Asus?” or vice versa, well, it all depends on what you want but both Gigabyte and Asus have their pros and cons.

Asus vs Gigabyte Motherboard

Product 1
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
Product 2
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Xtreme
Product
Product
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Xtreme
Socket
Socket
Socket AM4
LGA 1151
Chipset
Chipset
AMD X570
Intel Z390 Express Chipset
Form Factor
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
RAM Memory
RAM Memory
DIMM
DDR4
Series
Series
ROG CROSSHAIR VIII FORMULA
‎X570 AORUS XTREME
Slots
Slots
4
2
Wireless Type
Wireless Type
Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
‎Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11a, 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency, 801.11ac
Speed Memory
Speed Memory
‎2133 - MHz
44 - MHz

Today, I’ll talk about the different features of each motherboard manufacturer, let’s start!

Gigabyte Motherboard vs Asus Motherboard: The Cost

Both Gigabyte and Asus offer motherboards at different prices. Not all of them are high-end motherboards, they also make affordable ones.

This is a list of Gigabyte and Asus motherboard prices in the Philippines. Source: https://motherboardinfo.com/.

Notice that Asus is more expensive than Gigabyte. You can get a motherboard from ASUS for almost twice the price of one from Gigabyte.

This means that you can save more money if you get the cheaper Gigabyte motherboards compared to Asus.

Gigabyte Motherboard vs Asus Motherboard: Layout

Asus and Gigabyte both have different motherboard layouts. Some of them are similar to each other but the biggest difference is the positioning of the power phase and VGA/PCIe slots.

The image below shows us that Asus boards have their power phase in the top left area of the motherboard while Gigabyte boards have it under the CPU socket.

This is a bigger difference compared to other things. The power phase directly affects the board’s ability to distribute power to every component of the motherboard.

Motherboards with better phase design, generally have better stability.

Power phases are also used to cool the CPU or graphic card (GPU). This means that boards with good phase design have better CPU cooling and power dissipation compared to ones without.

The placement of the circuit is also different between Gigabyte and Asus motherboards. Gigabyte has it on the top left of the motherboard while Asus has it at the right side or bottom right (check out the picture above).

This placement also affects how effective the cooling of the motherboard is. A well-designed layout would have lots of holes (or vents) which helps increase airflow inside the PC case.

Board Components & Layout

Gigabyte Motherboard vs Asus Motherboard.

This is actually a matter of taste, both Gigabyte and Asus manufacturers have their own way of achieving this.

Gigabyte Motherboards use steel plate for their boards which according to them can resist up to 200 kg of pressure. This gives a solid and sturdy-feeling when you handle the motherboard.

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