Product Comparison: MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk vs Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
Gigabyte
Model
MAG Z390 Tomahawk
Z390 GAMING X
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Inspired by the military concept, MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK is equipped with a holistic integrated I/O cover, pre-installed IO shielding and extended heatsink design for better protection and the best thermal solution.
GIGABYTE GAMING series motherboards use a 10*+2 phase PWM + Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs design to support the latest 8-Core Intel® Core™ CPUs by offering incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power- hungry and energy-sensitive components.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
Intel Socket 1151
Intel Socket 1151
Chipset
Intel Z390
Intel Z390
Supported Processors
Supports 9th / 8th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron
Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core Processors
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Gaming Motherboard
  • The bios is pretty straight forward and easy to understand.
  • The BIOS has tons of settings - more than I feel comfortable messing with.
  • Great board for multi-purpose gaming. Great performance and value with zero issues so far.
  • The board works, has pretty much everything you'd need from it.
  • Bios was easy to user and easy to overclock the cpu and ram!!
Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X Gaming Motherboard
  • Very happy with my product. Good form factor for my case.
  • I just built an ultimate gaming rig for my son, and I was impressed with the board's build quality.
  • Works like you would expect with an i7 9700k.
  • Good, clean power and all the machining and components are well designed and manufactured.
  • Recently bought and built this mobo into a gaming system. The built in 4k video is amazingly clear and fast.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
13.18 in.
Width
9.6 in.
10.62 in.
Depth
1.2 in.
3.14 in.
Weight
3.3 lbs.
3 lbs.

MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X

MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X

MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X

MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
4400 MHz
4266 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
128 GB
128 GB

MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X

MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X

MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X

What customers say about "Memory"
MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Gaming Motherboard
  • If you are populating all 4 slots I'd install the memory before the CPU cooler.
  • Overclocking my memory was a snap with XMP. Updating the BIOS was just as easy using their built-in flashing tool.
  • 4 memory slots. It also has RGB headers built in and the board has RGB lighting also.
  • Dual-Channel DDR4 memories. I like it. Good board.
  • I bought this motherboard in early 2019 and was surprised by its quality. Good memory and 4 slots.
Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X Gaming Motherboard
  • I highly recommend this board. Good speed!
  • Does have ultra fast boot, can utilize any nvm.e size. Many memory slots.
  • Board works good, and I have no complaints. Nice boost for my PC. Good speed.
  • This was an upgrade on a PC with windows 10. I like it. Awesome speed and 4 memory slots.
  • Standard fare mid tier motherboard. Good speed with this.
Connectivity
PCI
6
6
PCI-E
3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x PCIe 3.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
6x USB 2.0, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2
USB 3.1 Gen2, 7x USB 3.1 Gen1, 4x USB 2.0/1.1
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
2x M.2, Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN, Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN, DisplayPоrt, Optical S/PDIF out, PS/2 Combo Port
2 x M.2 slots, Optical S/PDIF out, Thunderbolt, PS/2, RJ-45 port, 6x audio jacks, Intel GbE LAN

MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X

What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Gaming Motherboard
  • The board was easy to install and is well constructed and appealing in appearance.
  • This was easy to install and is built solidly.
  • Great motherboard installation was easy.
  • Board looks good, installs with ease, and is full featured.
  • The installation was pretty hard. Many slots not working.
Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X Gaming Motherboard
  • Board installed nicely, liked all the connectors marked and the color coding of the connectors.
  • Very easy to install and runs like a beast.
  • Easy to install, saw the i5 9700k, booted of the m.2 drive. Price was good.
  • There's one 3.1 port on the I/O shield console, a bunch of USB 3.0 and a few legacy USB, so that's good.
  • This seems really lame to only have ONE USB port. Sure, there was a separate USB 3 port.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC892
Additional Accessories Included
2x SATA 6Gb/s Cables, RGB LED Extension 80cm, M.2 Screw, Case Badge, VIP Card, Driver DVD
2x SATA cable, M.2 Screw, M.2 standoff, Driver disk
Extras
Heavy Plated Gaming Heatsinks, DDR4 Boost, Intel CNVi Ready, M.2 Shield Frozr, Audio Boost, Extended Heatsink Design with Sticker Area, Pre-Installed I/O Shielding
Advanced Thermal Design, cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Networking, Dual-Mode M.2 Slot Design, Smart Fan 5, Ultra Durable PCIe Armour, Support RGB Lighting Effect
What customers say about "Features"
MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Gaming Motherboard
  • It has many great features that were new (to me) and everything worked flawlessly.
  • Solidly built, looks cool, nice features.
  • RGB is awesome. Make sure you go to your product page on MSI’s website to download the RGB color application.
  • Attractive Motherboard with good features.
  • Has good troubleshooting features and is easy to reset / download BIOS if needed.
Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X Gaming Motherboard
  • The built-in I/O shield is a nice premium feature.
  • Good bonus White and Red LEDs on the back that reflect under the desk.
  • A great mobo for this price, has some of the latest features.
  • No issues and has good features for the price.
  • False advertising no Bluetooth or WiFi on the mobo it’s self.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V, 4-pin ATX 12V
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V, 4-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, KCC, VCCI, WEEE
CE, FCC, WEEE
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