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EVGA Z490 Dark vs GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

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EVGA Z490 Dark

GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3

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82
Brand
EVGA
Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
131-CL-E499-KR
Model
GA-Z97-HD3
Release Date
📅 May 2020
Release Date
📅 May 2014
* 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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Pros
-
Pros
  • Price
  • Good onboard audio
Cons
-
Cons
  • Realtek LAN chip
  • No M.2 or SATA Express support
Series
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Series
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
Intel Z97
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
* 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 ALC887
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Realtek GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
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
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
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
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What are the differences between EVGA Z490 Dark and GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3? 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 6 years later.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x4.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3:

  • 84% cheaper, you can save $460.42.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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