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Compare Gigabyte Z590 AORUS XTREME vs EVGA Z490 DARK

Price

MSRP
500 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Connectivity

CPU Socket
LGA1200
LGA1200 (10th & 11th Intel Core CPUs)
Expansion Slot
2x Thunderbolt add-in card + 2x USB 2.0/1.1 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2
PCI Express
1x PCIe x16 + 1x PCIe x16 (running @ x8) + 1x PCIe x16 (running @ x4)
PCIe 3.0: 3x x16 (running at x16/x8 + x8 + x4) + 1x x4
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)
[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 5.2
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 (preinstalled in the M.2 Key-E 32mm slot)

Construction

Form Factor
ATX motherboard
E-ATX Motherboard

Dimensions

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

Function

Audio
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec, DTS:X Ultra, TI OPA1622 operational amplifier
Realtek ALC1220 + SV3H615 controllers 7.1 Channel Realtek + EVGA NU Audio
Chipset
Intel Z590 Express
Intel Z490 Chipset
Compatibility
10th-gen & 11th-gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors
DAC
ESS ES9018K2M DAC
Graphics
Multi-GPU: Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire technologies
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
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)
2x DIMMs, up to 64GB
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)
Up to DDR4 4800MHz
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
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
2021-01-12 (CES 2021)
2020
Model Name
131-CL-E499-KR
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