Mini-ITX Z590 Roundup – Tom’s Hardware

In our testing, all boards performed well, easily mixing in with our other test results, including full-size and more-expensive options. Out of the box, the ASRock board is the most hamstrung by Intel’s power limits, while the other boards tend to run a bit more free in comparison. But all you need to do to get the ASRock up to par with the other boards is to raise its power limits. The performance difference was negligible outside of the long-running tests, where the turbo time/limits come into play. Gaming performance was similar among all the boards, as was memory bandwidth and latency testing. Outside of a couple of outliers, all boards performed similarly, especially when the playing field was leveled by removing the stock limits.

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Gigabyte has gone with a 10-layer PCB which is more than you will find on most motherboards, especially mini-ITX ones. Combine this with the 90A Phases, plenty of thermal reducing options and you’ve got yourself a worthy ITX board. We all know AORUS is aimed more at the premium side of things and they surely have not let us down. Trying to fit everything you want on an ITX board is a feat all of its own, but to do that and keep with the high-quality components really shows the lengths Gigabyte went through when designing the Z590I AORUS ULTRA.

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