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EVGA Z490 Dark vs ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

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EVGA Z490 Dark

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0

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Pangoly Score (How do we rate?)
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Pangoly Score (How do we rate?)
86
Brand
EVGA
Brand
ASUS
Model
131-CL-E499-KR
Model
  • M5A99FX PRO R2.0
  • M5A99FX-PRO-R2
Release Date
📅 May 2020
Release Date
📅 December 2012
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 100 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
Price history
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Pros
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Pros
  • Overclocking features
  • Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI
  • Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX
Series
-
Series
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
AM3+
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
AMD 990FX
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
* 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
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Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111F
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
No
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x16 Slots
4
PCI-Express x4 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
7
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
0
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
32GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
3
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Overall the ASUS M5A99FX is an excellent motherboard for the price and application. The motherboard was rock solid stable during testing. ASUS is also bringing to the table many of the features such as its UEFI BIOS interface and ASUS Fan Xpert. Those..."


What are the differences between EVGA Z490 Dark and ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the EVGA Z490 Dark:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 8 years later.
  • Supports RAID.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x4.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0:

  • 65% cheaper, you can save $357.00.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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