Question B360M-A chipset vs Z390-A chipset

Feb 20, 2020
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These two chips are from the ASUS motherboards. Does the Z390-A chipset have better transfer speeds of USB ports and M.2 slots than the B360M-A OR are the speeds the same no matter what? What benefit does an expensive chipset have over budget ones?
 
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Barty1884

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What benefit does an expensive chipset have over budget ones?
Typically more IO (USB ports etc), RAID and overclocking support.
B360 typically have lesser quality LAN/Audio implementations, but still plenty sufficient for your average user.

The B360-A is a cut down Z390-A, lesser VRM (not a big deal for a locked CPU, or stock operation).

The B360, in terms of USB rear IO
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (teal blue)Type-A, up to 10Gbps
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB Type-CTM up to 5Gbps
2 x USB 2.0
Vs Z390 (rear IO)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (teal blue)Type-A,
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A
2 x USB 2.0
 
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Typically more IO (USB ports etc), RAID and overclocking support.
B360 typically have lesser quality LAN/Audio implementations, but still plenty sufficient for your average user.

The B360-A is a cut down Z390-A, lesser VRM (not a big deal for a locked CPU, or stock operation).

The B360, in terms of USB rear IO


Vs Z390 (rear IO)
Hi, thankyou for replying. What I'm concerned is will the USB Type-C port in the Z-390 transfer faster and better than the one in B360M-A because the former chipset is better than the latter. I'm aware the speeds will not go over the thereotical maximum. But even if a little faster, it would be helpful. Is there any difference?
 
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