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Compare MSI A520 [For Gamers] vs Gigabyte Z590 VISION G vs EVGA Z490 DARK

Price

MSRP
500 USD
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Variants

For Gamers
For Pros

Connectivity

CPU Socket
AMD Socket AM4
LGA1200
LGA1200 (10th & 11th Intel Core CPUs)
Expansion Slot
[Storage] 4x SATA III + 1x M.2
2x Thunderbolt add-in card + 2x USB 2.0/1.1 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2x2
PCI Express
1x X16 + 2x X1 Gen3
1x PCIe x16 + 2x PCIe x16 (running @ x4)
PCIe 3.0: 3x x16 (running at x16/x8 + x8 + x4) + 1x x4
Ports
[Front] 2x USB-A + 4x USB-A + 1x serial | [Rear] 1x Realtek RTL81111H Gigabit LAN + 4x USB-A + 2x USB-A + 3x HD audio + 1x DP + 1x HDMI
1x PS/2 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2x2 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 + 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 6x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 4x USB 2.0/1.1 + 1x RJ45 + 1x USB-C + 1x DisplayPort In + 1x HDMI 1.4 + 6x Audio jacks + 1x Optical S/PDIF (TOSLINK)
[Internal] 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 6x USB 2.0 | [Rear] 5x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x PS/2 + 1x Mini DisplayPort + 2x RJ45 (1x 2.5Gbps + 1x 1Gbps)
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 (preinstalled in the M.2 Key-E 32mm slot)

Construction

Form Factor
M-ATX
ATX motherboard
E-ATX Motherboard

Dimensions

Size | Length
305 mm
12" / 305 mm
Size | Width
244 mm
10.9" / 277 mm

Function

Audio
Realtek ALC4080 codec
Realtek ALC1220 + SV3H615 controllers 7.1 Channel Realtek + EVGA NU Audio
Chipset
AMD A520 Chipset
Intel Z590 Express
Intel Z490 Chipset
Compatibility
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors and AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors
10th-gen & 11th-gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors
Graphics
Multi-GPU: Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies
Misc
Networking: Intel 2.5GbE LAN chip
Monitoring
Voltage detection, Temperature detection, Fan speed detection, Water cooling flow rate detection, Fan fail warning, Fan speed control, Water cooling flow rate detection, Noise detection
RGB Lighting
RGB Fusion 2.0, 2x addressable LED strip + 2x RGB LED strip
Security
Trusted Platform Module header (For GC-TPM2.0 SPI / GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 modules only)

Performance

Memory | Capacity
2 DIMMs, up to 64 GB dual channel
4x DIMMs (up to 128GB)
2x DIMMs, up to 64GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 2667/ 2800 /2933 /3000 /3066 /3200 /3466 /3600/ 3733 /3866 /4000 /4133 /4266 /4400/ 4600+ MHz
DDR4 up to 3200MHz dual channel, support for ECC memory (in non-ECC mode) and Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) modules (up to 5000MHz)
Up to DDR4 4800MHz
Storage
RAID 0/1/10 support
3x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD, 2260/2280/22110 (11th-gen Intel processor only) + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD, 2260/2280/22110 + 6x SATA
8x SATA 6.0Gbps + 1x U.2 + 2x M.2 Key-M 110mm + 1x M.2 Key-E 32mm
Storage | RAID
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

Production

Debut
2020-08-18
2020
2020
Model Name
MAG A520M Vector WiFi
131-CL-E499-KR
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