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EVGA Z490 Dark vs MSI Z87-G43

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EVGA Z490 Dark

MSI Z87-G43

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88
Brand
EVGA
Brand
MSI
Model
131-CL-E499-KR
Model
Z87-G43
Release Date
📅 May 2020
Release Date
📅 June 2013
* 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
  • Overclocking capabilities
Cons
-
Cons
  • No SLI support
  • Average audio chip
Series
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1150
Form factor
EATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
Intel Z87
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 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
-
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
-
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
-
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
-
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
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
0
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"MSI mainboards have really changed as we’ve made sure in our tests of the Z87-G43 model. Some of those changes are not visible even if you know they exist. The mainboard uses a PCB with tightly woven fabric while the redesigned power system allows... "


What are the differences between EVGA Z490 Dark and MSI Z87-G43? 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 7 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 MSI Z87-G43:

  • 84% cheaper, you can save $460.99.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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