A full-featured, budget-class motherboard for $199.99
The overclocking-focused EVGA X570 Dark includes two M.2 sockets, eight SATA ports, a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 port, Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5 GbE.
A good starter board for creators, that also works well for more general users who can make use of Thunderbolt 4 and fast Ethernet.
Gigabyte’s X570S Aero focuses on creators, with ample M.2 storage, plenty of USB ports, 2.5 GbE, and capable power delivery for an upper-midrange price of $349.99.
The B550 PG Riptide offers a plethora of USB ports, dual M.2 sockets, capable power delivery and more for $159.99. But be careful overclocking with flagship-class processors.
The X570S Aorus Master eliminates the chipset fan for silence and adds a more robust VRM, four total M.2 sockets, 12 USB ports, Wi-Fi 6E, and brings an improved look for $389.99.
ASRock’s X570S Riptide brings silence to the chipset, killer-based 2.5 GbE, Lightning Gaming ports, adequate power delivery and more for around $185
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.