Other than the aesthetic colour change and use of 24-carat gold foil on the heatsinks – plus a cleaning cloth – both regular and bling editions are the same from an electrical and features point of view. Unlike the regular black version, however, there’s no RGB on the dragon logo or chipset heatsink for the Gold edition, so bear that in mind if onboard lighting is important.

It’s built like a tank, too, with every cover aluminium rather than plastic. Adding to the heft is an aluminium backplate which acts as a brace. Though gold is an obvious draw in the name, the board’s heatsinks are mostly silver, and it’s certainly an acquired visual taste.

Read more @ Hexus


ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial water-cooled board is on the scene. The hardware specifications are exactly the same as those of Extreme. It also has the best peripheral functions and connectivity. It has also added the ROG Ultrablock full-covered water-cooling in cooperation with EKWB, which can simultaneously power the CPU and VRM. The PCH chip, 10G Ethernet chip, and M.2 SSD provide heat dissipation. The system can maintain low temperature operation even under high load. For players who like self-assembled water cooling and pursue the ultimate performance, this motherboard is absolutely impeccable.

Read more @ HKEPC (Chinese)

MSI MPG Z590 CARBON EK X – eTeknix

The MSI MPG Z590 CARBON EK X has a lot more to offer feature-wise than just the amazing EK CPU Block that it comes with! Being on the latest Intel Chipset, Z590, the CARBON EK X can also offer support for things like WiFi 6e, PCIe Gen4 and much more. Unfortunately, as with all of the Z590 boards we have seen, the PCIe Gen4 only works when using an 11th Gen CPU. It would have been nice to see some Gen 4 slots run off the chipset, but Intel seems to have given this a miss this time around.

Read more @ eTeknix

ASRock Z590 PG Velocita – ThinkComputers

Back in 2020 ASRock introduced their first “PG Velocita” motherboard with the Z490 PG Velocita and now they are back with a fresh Z590 version. Velocita translates to speed and the Z590 PG Velocita sits at the top of ASRock’s Phantom Gaming line. This board has that sleek Phantom Gaming look we know from ASRock and it is loaded with features as well. You have a 12+2 power phase design, Killer wireless (WiFi 6E) and wired (2.5 GbE) networking, and all of the other great features from the Z590 chipset like USB 3.2 gen 2×2 support and PCI-Express 4.0. Let’s take a look and see what this board is all about!

Read more @ ThinkComputers


MSI MEG Z590 Ace offers 17 USB ports of various types (including 5 very fast USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, of which two support Thunderbolt 4), 3 PCIe x16 slots (two get 16 PCIe lanes from the processor, with version 4.0 in case of using 11th processors generation), 2 PCIe x1 slots, as many as 4 (!) M.2 slots (one of them is directly connected to the processor with PCIe 4.0 lines), 6 SATA ports, 8 fan connectors. The processor’s power supply system is extremely powerful, it is able to ensure the operation of any compatible processor with overclocking headroom.

Read more @ iXBT (Russian)

MSI Announces Z590 and B560 Promotion – TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

Enjoy a fantastic journey through the gaming universe with MSI. From top-tier options ready to go for aggressive overclocks that set world records to affordable performers that will handle gaming and content creation without breaking a sweat. Let’s boost our computer hardware for an uncompromised experience.

Today, MSI has announced a new commercial promotion – “To Infinity and Beyond”. When you buy selected MSI Z590 or B560 Motherboard, Dual Combo for Motherbaord and Liquid Cooler or Dual Combo for Motherbaord and 10th Gen or 11th Gen CPU, you will get a bonus cashback prize up to 65 EUR. If you join both cashback promotion and Shout Out for MSI, you can get total price up to 100 EUR. More information here:

The promotion period runs between the 3rd of May 2021 (00:01 local time) and the 31st May 2021 (23:59 – local time). After making a qualifying purchase, consumers must visit the promotion website to process the redemption.

For the combo set redemption, purchase one new and eligible MSI Z590 or B560 Motherboard with one new and eligible K or R Series Liquid Cooler or with one new and eligible 10th Gen or 11th Gen CPU in the specific combination together in the same transaction from participating MSI partners.

Besides, MSI offers more special programs for consumers currently. For more information in detail, you can refer to the promotion page.


The MSI MAG B560 TOMAHAWK WIFI motherboard comes with PCIe Gen 4, WiFi 6e, 2.5G LAN, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 and plenty more features for those looking to make the jump up to one of Intel’s 11th Gen CPUs. We have three M.2 slots for storage, one of which is PCIe 4.0 and six SATA 6Gb/s ports. Users looking to use the M.2_2 slot will want to note that if using this, the SATA1 port will no longer work, still leaving you with five other available SATA ports.

Read more @ eTeknix


We are back this time with a Z590 motherboard! This one is also from Gigabyte and if you remember from the last review of the Z490 AORUS Master I was really excited to be able to try both motherboards with the new Intel i9 11900K processor. I faced a few challenges with the Z490. Most of that challenge was the RAM. I was struggling to get anything to run over 4000MHz. I hoped that it was the chipset and not a weak Memory controller on the processor. That is one of the first things I am going to try when I get this motherboard up and running. Because I can’t be sure either way until I try this new i9 on a Z590 chipset. So until then we will continue with all the details of the Z590 VISION G we have before us.

Read more @ FunkyKit

ASRock Z590 Taichi – PCTestBench

ASRock’s Z590 Taichi takes Intel’s latest flagship and marries with ASRock’s flagship Taichi platform. What do you get when you mix the best of two worlds? Well, Everything. The Z590 Taichi boasts incredible levels of connectivity with Thunderbolt 4, USB4, USB 3.2 Gen2x2, Killer 2.5Gb LAN, Killer AX1675x WiFi 6E, and more. Mix in a powerful 14-phase VRM, Dual-channel DDR4 with support for overclocking to 5000MHz+ and PCIe 4.0 and you have everything you could possibly want. No? Ok, well there is also a flexible pre-installed I/O Shield, Metal backplate, XXL VRM Heatsink with active cooling, and even a GPU support brace. With such an impressive resume, it should perform well, so let’s go find out how it does!

Read more @ PCTestBench

MSI MAG B560M MORTAR WIFI – Tech News Today

The B560 Mortar motherboard has an all-black PCB with a silver finish on the heatsink. The combination of the black PCB and the white PCB is a good color scheme. This motherboard fits in almost any aesthetic build scenario. The motherboard has no RGB elements for customizability. The lack of RGB hardware might keep the final build cleaner.

Read more @ Tech News Today