BIOSTAR Z590 VALKYRIE – Tom’s Hardware

Early performance aside, Biostar brought a solid board to the table. From its flagship-class VRMs, three M.2 sockets and premium audio (albeit from the last generation), the Valkyrie is a step up from its Z490 offerings. Curiously, a Wi-Fi antenna is included, but the board does not come with Wi-Fi. You’ll need to add a card (up to 6E capability) or stick to Ethernet. There are plenty of USB ports on the rear IO, with six USB 3.2 Gen 2 or greater. We’ll cover all the features the Valkyrie has to offer below. But first, here are the full specifications from Biostar.

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GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS MASTER – Vortez

MASTER delivers a strong feature-set which covers all but one area – there are no Thunderbolt 4 ports. We’d have liked to see such a feature on a high-end solution like this. Regardless of this, we still get a generous selection of USB 3.2, M.2 storage support and DDR4 compatibility up to 5400MHz. For those wanting more than the average slice of features, MASTER supplies voltage checkpoints, LED debug, onboard power/reset buttons and a dual BIOS switch. There is no denying that this is a well-designed motherboard which caters for tech enthusiasts.

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ASRock Z590 Extreme – FunkyKit

ASRock Z590 Extreme delivers everything that most gamers need. It’s fast, stable, offers compatibility with a wide range of devices, supports RGB and ARGB illumination standards, and overclocks well. Its name can be a bit misleading as it’s not really an extreme motherboard but still really solid and may give a lot of fun to its users. Those who are searching for something really extreme, have to wait some more for the OC Formula which was just announced.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI – Hardware-Inside

The ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E-Gaming-WiFi is currently available in stores at a price of around € 350. Above all, it convinces with its lavish features, such as PCIe 4.0 support, the very good power supply, the many USB connections, a graphics card holder, the four M.2 connections including a clever clamping device and much more. Of course, all of this has its price, which is why the mainboard is not that cheap. Nevertheless, the ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E gaming WiFi deserves a very clear recommendation.

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MSI MAG B560M MORTAR WIFI – Vortez

There are some obvious features missing from using a B560 motherboard and a Micro-ATX variant at that, but this may not matter to many enthusiasts who are simply wanting to indulge in Intel’s Rocket Lake without having it hit their wallet hard. Some of the higher-end features are missing but we still get USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 and of course, PCIe 4.0 (provided we use an 11th Gen CPU) for storage and the expansion slots. One disappointing inclusion is the sheer number of USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, this feels stagnant and we would have really liked to see more USB 3.2 Gen 2 instead.

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ASRock Z590 Extreme – Guru3D

As mentioned, the ASRock Z590 EXTREME is a product aimed at the value segment; at 200 USD, you get roughly the same performance as the premium board. However, compromises come at more limited features. Just three M2 slots, an ALC1220 audio CODEC, the lack of Thunderbolt and WIFI are among them. However, you still get that baseline performance and plenty of connectivity, as well as a 2.5 GigE Ethernet (Dragon RTL8125BG). The dark-looking and themed motherboard can be customized LEDs-wise. The motherboard offers your typical x16 PCI-Express slots (with Rocket lake x16 Gen 4.0 lanes are supported), good outfitted rear IO, and LED configurable options. 

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GIGABYTE Z590 VISION G – TweakTown

Coming in at $100 US cheaper than the Vision D, the Vision G sacrifices significant “creator “features like Thunderbolt 4 and WiFi6 to reach its $279.99 MSRP. GIGABYTE does try to make up for it with an attractive aesthetic, and add-ons like VisionLink that enable Pen Displays like the Cintiq from Wacom to pull up to 60w of power, along with its video signal and data through a single USB-C cable.

Not all is bad with the Vision G; it’s a solid board with an ample power design that can capably handle the top level 11900K Processor’s needs. Additionally, it offers a ton of USB 3.2 connectivity both on the rear I/O and front panel chassis connections.

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ASRock Z590 Taichi – Vortez

At the high-end of the Intel Z590 range, the assortment of motherboards tend to offer similar feature-sets but the Taichi steps away from the crowd to offer up Thunderbolt 4 and we’re really impressed they decided to include this. This technology futureproofs the motherboard and gives access to 40 Gbps storage bandwidth. Taichi also delivers plenty of USB 3.2, up to three M.2 slots and of course PCIe 4.0 functionality (provided a Rocket Lake CPUs is being used).

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ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI – GreenTech_Reviews

The delivery set, traditionally for these boards, is minimal – a user manual, a quality certificate, branded stickers on the battery, a disk with drivers, a pair of SATA cables and screws for fixing M.2 drives with gaskets for single-sided models. An external antenna for the pre-installed Intel Wi-Fi 6 module is located in a separate package.

The design of TUF motherboards varies from model to model. In our case, it is a black and gray color scheme with rare yellow accents. It is based on a 6-layer PCB that is very close to black. Changes are immediately noticeable regarding the number of expansion slots, the type of cooling for M.2 drives, the power subsystem and its cooling system.

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ASRock Z590 Taichi – HardwareCooking

This Taichi is as always on a standard ATX format. Here we are therefore on the new Intel Z590 chipset which is based on the LGA1200 socket. The card is therefore not only compatible with 11th generation CPUs, but also with 10th generation CPUs such as i9-10900K or i5-10600K to name a few. Memory level, the card is able to manage up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory on four arrays at a frequency of 5000 MHz. At the level of the power supply stage, we find as the announcement the company 14 phases of power supplies Dr. Mos SPS (12 + 2 in reality) with Renesas ISL99390 of 90A. 

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