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AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T vs MSI MEG Z590 ACE

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AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T

MSI MEG Z590 ACE

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Brand
ASRock
Brand
MSI
Model
Z490D4U-2L2T
Model
  • MEG Z590 ACE
  • 7D04-001R
Release Date
📅 July 2020
Release Date
📅 February 2021
* 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
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
Intel Z590
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 4000Mhz 4400Mhz 4800Mhz
* 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 ALC4082 Codec + ESS SABRE9018Q2C Combo DAC/HPA
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel X710-AT2
LAN Chipset
Intel I225-V
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Flash BIOS Button
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out
  • 5 x HD Audio Connectors
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 2 x Mini DisplayPort Input (for Thunderbolt passthrough)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 40Gbps (Type-C)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps (Type-A)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps (Type-A)
  • 1 x 2.5G LAN
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Connectors
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
6
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
2
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
4
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
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What are the differences between AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T and MSI MEG Z590 ACE? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the MSI MEG Z590 ACE:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 7 months later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3200MHz, 4000MHz, 4400MHz, 4800MHz
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.
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