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EVGA Z490 Dark K|NGP|N Edition vs Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER

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EVGA Z490 Dark K|NGP|N Edition

Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER

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Brand
EVGA
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
131-CL-E499-KP
Model
B550 AORUS MASTER
Release Date
📅 December 2020
Release Date
📅 June 2020
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 100 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
AM4
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
AMD B550
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3000Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4866Mhz 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 RAM Support

* ECC memory support also depends on the CPU memory controller
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek 2.5GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 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
3
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
3
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
3
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
0
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What are the differences between EVGA Z490 Dark K|NGP|N Edition and Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the EVGA Z490 Dark K|NGP|N Edition:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 6 months later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x4.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER:

  • 56% cheaper, you can save $333.62.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
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