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EVGA Z490 Dark vs MSI Z97A GAMING 7

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EVGA Z490 Dark

MSI Z97A GAMING 7

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Brand
EVGA
Brand
MSI
Model
131-CL-E499-KR
Model
Z97A GAMING 7
Release Date
📅 May 2020
Release Date
-
* 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
-
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 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3100Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Killer E2205
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
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
4
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
1
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
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What are the differences between EVGA Z490 Dark and MSI Z97A GAMING 7? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the EVGA Z490 Dark:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x4.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +32GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI Z97A GAMING 7:

  • 58% cheaper, you can save $320.00.
  • Around 30% lower thermal design power.
  • +4 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 RAM slots.
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