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Gigabyte A520M DS3H vs MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX

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Gigabyte A520M DS3H

MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX

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Brand
Gigabyte
Brand
MSI
Model
  • A520M-DS3H
  • GA-A520M-DS3H
Model
B450M PRO-M2 MAX
Release Date
📅 August 2020
Release Date
📅 September 2019
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 60 Watts
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Series
-
Series
PRO
Socket
AM4
Socket
AM4
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
Micro ATX
Chipset
AMD A520
Chipset
AMD B450
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4400Mhz 4733Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz
* 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 ALC887
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Realtek GbE LAN chip
LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
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 D-Sub
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 2 x PS/2
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 3 x Audio Jacks
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
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
2
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
1
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
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 Gigabyte A520M DS3H and MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Gigabyte A520M DS3H:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 10 months later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 4400MHz, 4733MHz
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.

Reasons to pick the MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX:

  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
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