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AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T vs MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC

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AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T

MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC

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Brand
ASRock
Brand
MSI
Model
Z490D4U-2L2T
Model
H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC
Release Date
📅 July 2020
Release Date
📅 January 2017
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
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Series
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
Intel H270
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset
Intel X710-AT2
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
PCI-Express x1 Slots
3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"If your needs fit the scope of this board, then you're in for an enjoyable user experience at a decent price.8 Total ScoreMSI H270 Tomahawk Arctic ReviewAdd your reviewThe MSI H270 Tomahawk Arctic UNBOXING by TanelSo this time I had the chance to get my..."

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What are the differences between AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T and MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2666MHz, 2933MHz
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI H270 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC:

  • 74% cheaper, you can save $404.76.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.
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