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Which motherboard is better, the ASUS B150M PRO GAMING or the ASUS ROG STRIX B250G GAMING?

I also don't know how much W they use.
If you know how much W they use please let me know.
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  1. For a Kaby, I suggest the B250.
    For consumption, it might help: http://www.buildcomputers.net/power-consumption-of-pc-components.html
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    ZvenDutch said:
    I also don't know how much W they use.
    If you know how much W they use please let me know.


    Both motherboards would have roughly the same power consumption (15W to 60W) but the actual draw is highly dependent on the components you will plug in the mobo.

    Which motherboard is "better" is also dependent on which features are suitable for your actual PC use, the connections/ports you need, and the looks/layout you want.

    Basically, the Asus B150M Pro Gaming and the Asus Strix B250G Gaming have the following similarities:

    Both have LGA1151 sockets that can physically fit 6th-gen (Skylake) or 7th-gen (Kaby Lake) Intel CPUs
    Both have 4x DDR4 RAM slots supporting up to 64GB max. memory capacity
    Both have 1x PCIe3.0 x16 slot for the GPU and 2x PCIe3.0 x1 slots for expansion cards
    Both have 6x SATAIII (6Gbps) ports for your SATA storage drives (w/ 2x SATA data cables included)
    Both use Intel I291V LAN controllers
    Both use SupremeFX 8-Channel Audio Codec (but different Realtek ALC versions)
    Both have 3x Audio Jack outputs at the rear panel (Line In, Line Out, and Mic)
    Both have 1x PS/2 port at the rear panel (combination port for PS/2 keyboard or mouse)
    Both have 4x USB2.0 ports at the rear panel
    Both have 1x USB2.0 internal/onboard header (supporting up to 2x USB2.0 ports at front panel)
    Both have 2x 4-pin Fan Headers (1x CPU Fan and 1x Chassis Fan)
    Both require a 24-pin ATX and an 8-pin ATX12V/EPS power cable from your power supply
    Both are micro-ATX (mATX) sized mobo (with slightly different height)
    Both are Black-Red theme

    What sets the B150M and the B250G apart are these salient differences:

    B150M needs an updated BIOS for 7th-gen Intel CPUs | B250G supports 6th/7th-gen out-of-the-box
    B150M has max. of 2133MHz memory speed | B250G supports 2400MHz (XMP) memory speed
    B150M has HDMI output for iGPU | B250G has HDMI and DVI-D outputs for iGPU
    B150M has 1x M.2 socket | B250G has 2x M.2 sockets
    B150M uses Realtek ALC1150 audio codec | B250G uses S1220A audio codec
    B150M has 4x USB3.0 ports at rear panel | B250G has 2x USB3.0 ports at rear panel
    B150M has 1x USB3.0 internal/onboard header | B250G has 2x USB3.0 internal/onboard headers
    B150M is slightly smaller at 234mm x 218mm | B250G is slightly larger at 244mm x 218mm

    It is up to you, given the above differences, which features you need/want for your particular use. Specs-for-specs, the Asus Strix B250G Gaming is the better motherboard. But, as I have mentioned, "better" is subjective to the actual features you will only use.
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