Gigabyte AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 vs ASUS Maximus IX Hero

Which one should I get and why? there's about 14~$ difference between both, I can get one of them.

ASUS Maximus IX Hero: https://www.amazon.com/ROG-Maximus-IX-LGA1151-Motherboard/dp/B01NBHXSP6/

Gigabyte AORUS Z270X Gaming 5: https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-Z270X-Gaming-Gaming-Motherboard-LGA1151/dp/B01N97T4YR/
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  1. Just pick the one with the features you like. They both do the same with only main difference is the dual bios on the Gigabyte board.
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  2. Kasper Jorgensen said:
    Just pick the one with the features you like. They both do the same with only main difference is the dual bios on the Gigabyte board.

    I've heard that ASUS boards are better and that Gigabyte's software is really bad, is that true?
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  3. I personally have a Gigabyte board, the exact same as you are considering. The software may not be the best out there, but it is working for me without any problems. I cannot really say anything about Asus software as the only Asus board i have is in my older Asus laptop. You shouldn't select a motherboard after which software it comes with, after all you won't be using it that much. Just stay away from updating bios from the windows software, but that is the same for most brands. I did that as the first thing after i build my system, and of course the system froze and corrupted the bios. I was lucky to have the dual bios and was able to recover bios from the backup bios.
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  4. Kasper Jorgensen said:
    Just pick the one with the features you like. They both do the same with only main difference is the dual bios on the Gigabyte board.


    What software do you need if your overclocking do it in BIOS.
    Asus has had many problems with its software I have seen people have to uninstall their AI Tweaker to get their PC running right.
    I would look at this board.it will do the same thing for less money.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/z2Z2FT/asrock-z270-extreme4-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-extreme4
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  5. For overclocking, yes do it in the bios.
    For the Asrock board, they do seem to perform slightly worse in the test that I have read.
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  6. Kasper Jorgensen said:
    For overclocking, yes do it in the bios.
    For the Asrock board, they do seem to perform slightly worse in the test that I have read.


    What test? Link please!!!!
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  7. Almost every z270 test there is here on Toms. Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are all about the same and Asrock always slightly behind.
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  8. Kasper Jorgensen said:
    Almost every z270 test there is here on Toms. Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are all about the same and Asrock always slightly behind.


    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/8009/asrock-z270-extreme4-motherboard-review/index.html
    Synthetic benchmarks dont mean much to me that is a good board for a good price.
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  9. Either way, OP asked for advice between the Asus and Gigabyte board. I'm sure he already looked at both Asrock and MSI boards before posting here.
    Reply to Kasper Jorgensen
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