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EVGA Z490 Dark vs MSI Z270 GAMING M5

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EVGA Z490 Dark

MSI Z270 GAMING M5

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87
Brand
EVGA
Brand
MSI
Model
131-CL-E499-KR
Model
Z270 GAMING M5
Release Date
📅 May 2020
Release Date
📅 January 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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Recommended supported parts
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Series
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Series
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
Intel Z270
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz
* 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 ALC1220
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Killer E2500
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
-
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
-
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
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"Z270 Gaming M5 looks quite different from its Z170 predecessor and I mean in the right direction, proving that MSI innovates with every family of motherboards. The new board gained tremendously in aspect, just by having the plastic cover on the left..."

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What are the differences between EVGA Z490 Dark and MSI Z270 GAMING M5? 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.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • 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 MSI Z270 GAMING M5:

  • 71% cheaper, you can save $390.00.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +3 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.
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