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Gigabyte A520M DS3H vs Z490I AORUS ULTRA

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Gigabyte A520M DS3H

Gigabyte Z490I AORUS ULTRA

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Brand
Gigabyte
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
  • A520M-DS3H
  • GA-A520M-DS3H
Model
Z490I AORUS ULTRA
Release Date
📅 August 2020
Release Date
📅 May 2020
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
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Series
-
Series
-
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
AMD A520
Chipset
Intel Z490
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4400Mhz 4733Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4300Mhz 4400Mhz 4500Mhz 4600Mhz 4700Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz
* 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
Realtek ALC887
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset
Realtek GbE LAN chip
LAN Chipset
Intel 2.5GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1 x DVI-D port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 3 x audio jacks
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 3 x audio jacks
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
6
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
1
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
1
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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What are the differences between Gigabyte A520M DS3H and Z490I AORUS ULTRA? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte A520M DS3H:

  • 74% cheaper, you can save $213.01.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte Z490I AORUS ULTRA:

  • Around 50% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 4800MHz, 5000MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.
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