Updated appearance and features and above-average VRM cooling
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.
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.