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Budget Z490 Motherboard Reviewed

moocow

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Hardware Unboxed posted a Z490 budget motherboards review. TL;DW version is that ASRock's budget Z490 boards are trashed. They can't even hold 4.4GHz all core and runs hotter VRM than Asus and GB at 3.7 GHz.

 

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and what are the price differences between the Asrock vs Asus / GB boards? unfair to compare them against if there's a big enough difference in cost.
 
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PC Parts Picker US is showing Asus Prime Z490-P is the same price as ASRock Gaming 4 and $10 cheaper than the ASRock Pro 4.
 

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Wow they just tested a MSI Mortar B460 board and its VRM ran cooler and hit higher clocks than some of the budget Z490.

 

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