By far the most interesting thing about this leak is the design of the daughterboards installed right on top of the space usually reserved for an M.2 slot. It is hard to tell from this angle but this might be ASUS’ solution to attaching multiple M.2 slots as well as extension ports and audio chipset to such a tiny design.

ASUS Z690 motherboard series is set to launch around November 4th, when Intel officially lifts the sale embargo. However according to previous reports they might go on sale a week sooner (preorders). The board has recently appeared in a retailer leak (here and here) with a price tag of 360 to 451 EUR (without VAT).

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ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 – ThinkComputers

Each year when we see new mini-ITX motherboards I always talk about how the mini-ITX industry keeps on getting more popular.  I think this past year more than ever we’ve seen the mini-ITX market explode.  This is due in part to traditional manufacturers offering some pretty amazing mini-ITX cases and of course those really awesome kit cases from the lesser-known brands.  For Z590 ASRock has their Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 which has quite the feature set including Thunderbolt 4, a 10-phase VRM, WiFi 6, 2.5G LAN, and even some RGB lighting.  If you are looking to build a small form factor system on the Z590 platform this board might be for you! Read on as we take a look…

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BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE – Overclocking

This BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE is built around  Intel’s new chipset , the Z590. This motherboard retains the   LGA-1200 socket from the   Z490 chipset which will allow you to reuse your cooling system if you wish to  upgrade  your configuration. As a reminder, the   LGA-1200 socket is different from the LGA-1151 since we go from 1151  pin  to 1200  pin  at the  socket.

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The BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE is based on Intel’s Z590 Express chipset and supports all current LGA1200 socket compatible CPUs and 11th gen Rocket Lake. It is Intel’s flagship chipset for the mainstream platform. The motherboard itself is a mini-ITX form factor motherboard that is designed for small form factor PC’s which are popular among some enthusiasts.

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BIOSTAR Z590I VALKYRIE – Hardware-Journal

With the Biostar Z590I Valkyrie , the manufacturer is not only introducing a new series of mainboards, but has also been offering a mini-ITX mainboard with an Intel socket for a long time. When it comes to equipment, you go a slightly different way than usual and actually rely on newer connections and standards. In some points, however, you notice the austerity course a little. The following test clarifies where this shows and what the small board can do.

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ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 – TechPowerUp

The ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 features a robust 10-phase VRM with top of the line power stages and a substantial VRM cooling solution. The ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 also offers great connectivity with WiFi 6, 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, and Thunderbolt 4, and the Phantom Gaming ITX line has a history of offering great performance, so let’s see how this latest entry into the family stacks up!

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The primary M.2 has a decent, chunky heatsink and is connected to the CPU’s lanes, meaning there’s PCIe 4.0 x4 connectivity for 11th Gen Core chips. A second, uncooled, resides on the back and interfaces with the chipset at PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds. We find it unnecessary to have four SATA ports on a mini-ITX board; two ought to be sacrificed for a third M.2.

Moving on around, it’s a shame that MSI uses the older ALC897 audio codec. Rival Asus ROG Strix B560-I Gaming includes ALC1220 and 20Gbps USB on its price-comparable board.

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ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 – FunkyKit

For a compact mini-ITX motherboard, it’s comes packed with some exciting features including … the Killer E3100G 2.5G LAN, Intel Gigabit LAN, Killer AX1675x 802.11ax(WiFi 6E) + BT 5.2, as well as Intel Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C). For storage, it comes with 3 x SATA3 ports, 1 x Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4) and 1 x Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3). Other features include the PCIe 4.0 x16 Steel slot, USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (5 rear and 2 front), ASRock Super Alloy, 7.1 CH HD Nahimic Audio and of course ASRock’s Polychrome Sync.

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The ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-I Gaming WiFi is a compact power house featuring a robust 10-phase VRM with top of the line power stages and a substantial VRM cooling solution. BIOS flashback has also been included, as well as ASUS’s excellent BIOS designed to provide an optimal, stress-free overclocking experience. The ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-I Gaming WiFi also offers great connectivity with WiFi 6, 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, and Thunderbolt 4. All of this performance is packed into an ITX form factor with some clever engineering to make it all fit.

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Intel 11th generation processors required motherboard manufacturers to implement a little more functionality and change the power subsystem in their solutions. For full-size motherboards, this is not a problem, but interest is attracted by the most compact motherboards on the market – in the mini-ITX format, the available space for the flight of engineering thought is very limited. In this article, we will get acquainted with the variant from ASUS of the ROG STRIX series – Z590-I Gaming WiFi.

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