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EVGA Z490 Dark vs Gigabyte X399 Designare EX

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EVGA Z490 Dark

Gigabyte X399 Designare EX

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Brand
EVGA
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
131-CL-E499-KR
Model
X399 Designare EX
Release Date
📅 May 2020
Release Date
📅 October 2017
* 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
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Series
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
sTR4
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
AMD X399
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz
* 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
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
2 x Intel GbE LAN chips
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
Dual 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
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
5
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x16 Slots
5
PCI-Express x4 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
3
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
8
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
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
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
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Critic Reviews

"It's most beautiful board we've tested yet, with excellent performance. But the X399 Designare-EX's Overclocking results and price both give us..."

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What are the differences between EVGA Z490 Dark and Gigabyte X399 Designare EX? 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 3 years later.
  • Newer Wi-Fi protocol.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4266MHz, 4400MHz, 4600MHz, 4800MHz
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x4.

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte X399 Designare EX:

  • 27% cheaper, you can save $150.00.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +6 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.
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