Z490 ITX Roundup, ASUS STRIX vs MSI UNIFY vs GIGABYTE AORUS ULTRA

That’s where today’s three ITX motherboards come in to play. All three are the peak of their respective ranges in the ITX format, and we’re going to put them head to head. We have the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming, the MSI MEG Z490I Unify, and the Gigabyte Z490-I Aorus Ultra. Let’s see how they stack up.

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GIGABYTE Z490I AORUS ULTRA vs. MSI MEG Z490I UNIFY

There is only a handful of Z490 mini-ITX boards currently available, with a couple of entry-level models, as well as some mid to high-end models like the pair we have for review today. Overall, the six mini-ITX Z490 boards that are on the market today range in price from $160 to $300, with both the GIGABYTE Z490I Aorus Ultra and MSI MEG Z490I Unify coming with an MSRP of $270.

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MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY

The MSI MEG ACE may be lavished in shiny gold trim, but the MSI MEG Z490 Unify is much sleeker, stealthy and more menacing. It’s also shed a few features such as dual LAN and some of the heatsinks and armour is a little more dialled back to lower the cost. However, make no mistake, as this is still a MEG series motherboard, meaning it’s still crammed full of high-end features that will appeal to the enthusiast gaming market.

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