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ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming vs MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI

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ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming

MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI

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Brand
ASUS
Brand
MSI
Model
  • ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • 90MB14L0-M0EAY0
Model
  • MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI
  • 7C79-006R
  • Z490MEDGEWIFI
Release Date
📅 June 2020
Release Date
📅 May 2020
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 60 Watts
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Series
ROG
Series
-
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
Micro ATX
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 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4200Mhz 4266Mhz 4300Mhz 4400Mhz 4533Mhz 4600Mhz 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 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
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset
Intel I225-V
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8125B
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Max LAN Speed
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 DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 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 2 Type-C
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 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
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
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
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
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What are the differences between ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming and MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI? 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:

  • Around 50% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 5000MHz, 5100MHz

Reasons to pick the MSI MPG Z490M GAMING EDGE WIFI:

  • 10% cheaper, you can save $20.00.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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