Updated appearance, solid power delivery and a well-rounded feature set for $429.99.
The NZXT N7 Z590 comes with two M.2 sockets, Realtek-based 2.5 GbE and Intel Wi-Fi 6E, plus a plain appearance that fits in with most build themes, all for under $280.
Three Z590-based Mini-ITX boards battle it out for your hard-earned dollars. While all the boards are certainly full-featured and capable, one board does stand out.
The ASRock Z590 Taichi PG Velocita features robust 90A VRMs, three M.2 sockets, Killer-based 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6E. Plus you get some unique premium aesthetics for just under $460.
The Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Pro AX comes with four M.2 sockets, 13 USB ports (including 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port front/rear), premium VRMs, integrated Wi-Fi 6 and more. all for under $300.
The Gigabyte Z590 Vision G is a full-featured motherboard designed for creators, with capable power delivery, 2.5 GbE, four M.2 sockets, VisionLINK/Thunderbolt connectivity, and more.
Biostar’s Z590 Valkyrie brings overkill VRMs, two USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports and three M.2 sockets for around $400. Memory performance is currently lacking, but will likely be resolved by a BIOS update.
MSI and EK’s MPG Z590 Carbon EK X is a mid-range motherboard with a monoblock to cool the CPU and VRMs. It includes three M.2 sockets, Wi-Fi 6E, capable power delivery and more, for around $500.
MSI’s MEG Z590 Ace is a premium class motherboard that includes overbuilt power delivery, 2.5 GbE/Wi-Fi 6E, four M.2 sockets, Thunderbolt 4 connectivity and more.
NZXT dives headfirst into AMD motherboards with the N7 B550. You get Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5 GbE networking, premium audio and capable power delivery for $229.99.
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ASRock, Asus, Biostar, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI release Intel Z590-chipset motherboards for Rocket Lake CPUs sporting updated power delivery, native PCIe 4.0 support, faster networking and more.
The new Crosshair VIII Dark Hero brings out-of-the-box Ryzen 5000 support, a stealthy black theme, improved 90A VRMs, 12 USB ports, eight SATA ports and no more chipset fan for $399.
The ASRock X570 PG Velocita includes robust VRMs, good performance and overclocking capability at a mid-range price point.
The B550 Taichi Razer Edition brings improved Razer Chroma integration, Killer networking, out-of-the-box Ryzen 5000 support, improved appearance and solid power delivery for $299.