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ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming vs Gigabyte Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE

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ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming

Gigabyte Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE

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Brand
ASUS
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
  • ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • 90MB14L0-M0EAY0
Model
  • Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE
  • Z490 AORUS XTREME WF
Release Date
📅 June 2020
Release Date
📅 June 2020
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 100 Watts
Price history
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Recommended supported parts
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Series
ROG
Series
-
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
EATX
Chipset
AMD B550
Chipset
Intel Z490
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz 5100Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4300Mhz 4400Mhz 4500Mhz 4600Mhz 4700Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz
* 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 memory support also depends on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec+ESS ES9218P DAC (front panel audio)
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec+ESS ES9018K2M DAC+TI OPA1622 operational amplifier (rear panel audio)
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN Chipset
Intel I225-V
LAN Chipset
AQUANTIA 10GbE LAN
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (3 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port (1 x audio USB Type-C)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
  • 1 x BIOS FlashBack button
  • 1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • 3 x LED-illuminated audio jacks
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 connectors (USB Type-C ports with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 2 x RJ-45 ports
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6
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
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
4
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
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What are the differences between ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming and Gigabyte Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming:

  • 84% cheaper, you can save $1,090.00.
  • Around 70% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 5100MHz

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte Z490 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
  • Supports Thunderbolt.
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