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EVGA Z490 Dark K|NGP|N Edition vs Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master

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EVGA Z490 Dark K|NGP|N Edition

Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master

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Brand
EVGA
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
131-CL-E499-KP
Model
  • Z390 AORUS MASTER
  • GA-Z390-AORUS-MASTER
Release Date
📅 December 2020
Release Date
📅 October 2018
* 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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Recommended supported parts
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Series
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
Intel Z390
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3000Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz
* 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 ALC1220-VB
* The front 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
Intel GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Power/Reset button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 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
5
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
3
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
1
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"The Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master is a stellar motherboard and one of the best we have tested so far in 2019."


What are the differences between EVGA Z490 Dark K|NGP|N Edition and Gigabyte Z390 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 2 years later.
  • Newer Wi-Fi protocol.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 4266MHz, 4400MHz, 4600MHz, 4800MHz, 5000MHz
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x4.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master:

  • 16% cheaper, you can save $98.00.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +3 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
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