Compare Motherboards: ASRock X370 Taichi vs MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

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ASRock X370 Taichi

MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

Price
$219.95
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Price
$189.99
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Availability
In Stock
Availability
In Stock
Brand
ASRock
Brand
MSI
Model
  • X370 Taichi
  • 90-MXB500-A0UAYZ
Model
MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
Release Date
📅 February 2017

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
📅 May 2020

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
Series
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Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD X370
Chipset
Intel Z490
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4200Mhz 4266Mhz 4300Mhz 4400Mhz 4800Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1200-VD1 Codec
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset
Intel i211AT
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8125B-CG
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 5 x Audio Jacks
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
10
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Critic Reviews

"At around £230, ASRock’s X370 Taichi offers strong value for money. Gigabyte’s slightly-cheaper Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 is a noteworthy competitor, as is ASUS’ slight more expensive Crosshair VI Hero. However, ASRock’s X370 Taichi is a different approach to the high-end X370 motherboard that offers enough of its own unique features to appeal to a powe ..."

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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock X370 Taichi:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK:

  • 14% cheaper, you can save $29.96.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2933MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3300MHz, 3333MHz, 3400MHz, 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4200MHz, 4266MHz, 4300MHz, 4400MHz, 4800MHz
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
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