ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP vs Asus P8H77-V

  1. Hi, could someone tell me what the differences are between these two boards please? Also is the Gigabyte equivalent worth considering over either of these two? (What actually is the Gigabyte equivalent?).

    Thanks
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,683   +870

    They are both the same chipset, but from different manufacturers.
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,131   +493

    Between those two boards, it seems the main difference is the asus can handle higher clocked ram speeds that I noticed. Both are good boards, I personally prefer asus as I've used them and have had very limited issues. I have also though had friends who love asrock boards as well, so both boards will suit your needs, but the asus has slightly more features.
  4. childofthetao

    childofthetao TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 206

    Thanks for the help, I'm really no good at motherboards :/

    Would you mind telling what features the Asus board has over the asrock one? The asrock board is a tenner cheaper and if I don't need those features I could save some cash. I've tried looking myeslf but those huge list of specs are hard to compare.
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,131   +493

    The major differences are as follows

    The Asrock board can only handle memory speeds up to 1600
    Has 2 more Sata ports (Total 4) that support 6gbs speeds
    And has more USB ports on the back

    The Asus can handle higher clocked ram speeds (Up to 2400)
    Has 1 more PCIE X1 slot on it
    More on the Board connectors to hook up additional USB's

    Honestly, they are both good options, but I would personally prefer the Asus if the price is not an objective between them.
  6. childofthetao

    childofthetao TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 206

    I won't be going higher than 1600mhz with the ram and I can't turn down those extra two sata ports. It's the ASRock board for me.

    Edit: No, I changed my mind, I'll go Asus.
  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,131   +493

    LOL, well I hope it works out for you, enjoy your board!
  8. PC nerd

    PC nerd TechSpot Booster Posts: 320   +36

    I built a computer for a friend recently with the Asrock board you listed.

    It's a really decent motherboard.


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