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Asus Tuf Vs. Rog Motherboard?

The Ultimate Force (TUF) boards come with two diagnostic LED lights on their board, as well as the software monitoring. However, the ROG boards come with some more analog/digital and USB ports but come at the cost of losing a few SATA ports.

 

Product NO.1

Product NO.2

ASUS TUF Dash 15 (2021) Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz FHD, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, Intel Core i7
ASUS TUF Dash 15 (2022) Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz FHD, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, Intel Core i7
ASUS ROG Strix G15 (2021) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 300Hz IPS Type FHD Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
ASUS ROG Strix G15 (2021) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 300Hz IPS Type FHD Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

Product

Asus Tuf

Asus Rog

Ram Speed

2952 MHz

3600 MHz

Wifi

Wifi 5

Wifi 6 (802.11ax)

SATA Connectors

6 to 8

6 to 8

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

Processor

Intel Core i7-11370H processor
(12M Cache, up to 4.8GHz)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

USB Support

Yes

Yes (4 ports of 3.0)

Audio

120 gb + s/pdif port
+ 5 Connectors + 5 channels

120 db + 8 audio channels + 5 connectors

Memory Slots

4 to 6

4

PCIe Slots (3×16 slots)

1x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots
(x16 mode),3x PCIe 4.0 x1 slots, 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots (x4 mode)

1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots,
3x PCIe x1 slots, 2x PCIe 1x 4.0 x16 slots

Max Memory Size

128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM

128 GB

The Ultimate Force (TUF):

It is not really a motherboard line any longer since Asus just hit it onto the whole thing, but at first, it was for the gaming boards that were made to survive any sort of accidental damage throughout rough treatment while traveling or shipping.

They also came with features such as different onboard buttons for overclocking and reinforced PCIe slots without utilizing the software. In fact, these days, the majority of TUF boards are pricier than the non-TUF counterparts because they comprise things such as 10+2 power phases that can be helpful occasionally but are otherwise hyped for the average user.

Republic Of Gamers (ROG):

These are the gaming boards by Asus, built with enthusiasts in mind and geared towards performance at a quite high-cost point. They comprise improvements such as improved power delivery, better audio (an addition if your motherboard comes with it), additional features such as network/game port LEDs or an LED-lit diagnostic display, etc. The higher up the Republic Of Gamers chain you go, the additional features there are.

Battery Boost: It’s an attempt by Asus at improving the battery life on your laptops. The way it actually works is that your motherboard can recognize when your laptop will be working from the battery power and adjust its settings for maximizing the performance while reducing the power draw.

You can do so yourself by overclocking a little while on battery, but you may not acquire quite as much mileage since the Battery Boost has been tuned particularly for the products by Asus (although there are some reports about varying success with other companies). It can also work alongside the SpeedStep technology of Intel.

So when it comes to gaming motherboards, Asus has some options available. The Republic Of Gamers line (like the Maximus VIII Hero) comprises an onboard amplifier and DAC in addition to the 10+2 power phases for providing better audio quality; however, if you do not care about these things, you can save thirty dollars by choosing the TUF Gaming board such as the Prime Z270-A.

TUF Vs. ROG MB Differences:

CPU Support: Generally, ROG can support newer CPUs than TUF (even if they come with fewer onboard features). That’s because ROG plans to sell motherboards to different gamers who will desire the greatest and latest for bragging rights, while TUF desires to appeal to the people searching for a solid gaming experience and are less worried about the specifications.

Asus Tuf Vs. Rog Motherboard
Asus Tuf Vs. Rog Motherboard

ROG MBs also have an additional set of Mem TweakIt buttons that permit you to do stuff such as disable onboard graphics or toggle XMP mode without utilizing the software. It’s nice if the BIOS does not come with a graphical user interface (GUI) like a few older models, but generally, we have found that they can be frustrating as well since it is simple to press them accidentally during regular use (such as taking RAM out).

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