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Compare Gigabyte Z590 AORUS XTREME vs ASUS ProArt B550 Creator

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Connectivity

CPU Socket
LGA1200
AM4
Expansion Slot
2x Thunderbolt add-in card + 2x USB 2.0/1.1 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2
6x SATA 6Gb/s + 2x M.2 (1 from AMD processor w/ PCIe 4.0 x4, 1 from AMD B550 chipset w/ PCIe 3.0 x4)
PCI Express
1x PCIe x16 + 1x PCIe x16 (running @ x8) + 1x PCIe x16 (running @ x4)
2x PCIe 4.0 x16 + 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 + 2x PCIe 3.0 x1
Ports
2x Thunderbolt 4 + 8x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 2x RJ45 + 2x Thunderbolt 4 + 1x HDMI 1.4 + 5x Audio jacks + 1x Optical S/PDIF (TOSLINK)
[Front] 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 2x USB 2.0 | [Rear] 2x Thunderbolt 4 + 2x 2.5G LAN (RJ45) + 4x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 2x USB 2.0 + 1x HDMI + 1x DisplayPort (input) + 1x S/PDIF + 1x PS/2 + 5x Audio jacks
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2

Construction

Form Factor
ATX motherboard
ATX motherboard

Dimensions

Size | Length
305 mm
30.5 cm
Size | Width
270 mm
24.4 cm

Function

Audio
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec, DTS:X Ultra, TI OPA1622 operational amplifier
S1220A
Chipset
Intel Z590 Express
AMD B550 Chipset
Compatibility
10th-gen & 11th-gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors
AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors
DAC
ESS ES9018K2M DAC
Graphics
Multi-GPU: Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies
1x HDMI 2.1 + 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C 4.0) with DisplayPort 1.2/1.4 support
Misc
Networking: Aquantia 10GbE LAN chip + 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
Processor
Support 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors and AMD Ryzen4000 G-Series Desktop Processors
RGB Lighting
RGB Fusion 2.0, 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
4x DIMMs (up to 128GB)
4x DIMMs, up to 128GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 up to 3200MHz dual channel, support for ECC memory (in non-ECC mode) and Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) modules (up to 5000MHz)
DDR4 2133 - 4866+ MHz ECC or non-ECC
Storage
1x M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD, 2242/2260/2280/22110 (11th-gen Intel processor only) + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD, 2242/2280/22110 + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD, 2242/2260/2280/22110 + 6x SATA
2x M.2 2242/2260/2280/22110 + 4x SATA 6Gbps
Storage | RAID
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
RAID 0, 1, 10

Production

Debut
2021-01-12 (CES 2021)
2021-03-11
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