Z590 Power Delivery

As we do with all of our chipset overviews, we reached out to all of the motherboard vendors about what power deliveries each board features prior to launch. Many more users, compared to previous years factor in the power delivery and its thermal capabilities into their buying decisions. While the power delivery is fundamentally designed to run its relevant processors at default settings without issue, the idea of including a better specification power delivery allows for users to push processors beyond the default settings, as more voltage through the CPU means more voltage and power is handled by the power delivery. 

Over the years, we have reported on manufacturers embellishing claims of its power delivery and marketing them to do things it just cannot operate effectively and efficiently. We have compiled as much information as we are privy to, which we are trusting vendors to provide accurate details of. A question mark (?) denotes something we haven't been informed of, as we don't want to speculate and guess, as motherboard vendors haven't provided us with the necessary details. 

As more information filters into us from vendors, as well as in our Z590 reviews, we will endeavor to keep the below table updated as frequently as possible. Note that all the information below has come directly from the manufacturer of each model, or through the physical analysis of the componentry.

Z590 CPU Power Delivery Comparison
Motherboard Controller H-Side L-Side Chokes Doubler
Biostar Z590 Valkyrie ISL69269
(10+1)
ISL99390B
(20)
? ISL6617A
(10)
Biostar Z590I Valkyrie ISL69269
(8+1)
ISL99390
(8)
? -
Biostar Racing Z590GTA ISL69269
(6+1)
FDMF5062
(12)
? ISL6617A
(6)
GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Xtreme WaterForce ISL69269
(10+1)
SiC840
(20)
? ISL6617A
(10)
GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Xtreme ISL69269
(10+1)
SiC840
(20)
? ISL6617A
(10)
GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Tachyon ISL69269
(12+1)
SiC840
(12)
? -
GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Master ISL69269
(18+1)
ISL99390B
(18)
? ISL6617A
(9)
GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Ultra ISL69269
(8+1)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Pro AX ISL69269
(12+1)
ISL99390
(12)
? -
GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Elite ISL69269
(12+1)
SiC649
(12)
? -
GIGABYTE Z590I Aorus Ultra ISL69269
(10+1)
ISL99390
(10)
? -
MSI MEG Z590 Godlike RAA229828
(20+0)
ISL99390
(20)
? -
MSI MEG Z590 Ace ISL69269
(16+2)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
MSI MEG Z590 Unify ISL69269
(16+2)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
MSI MEG Z590 Unify-X ISL69269
(16+2)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
MSI MEG Z590I Unify ISL69269
(8+1)
ISL99390
(8)
? -
MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon WIFI ISL69269
(16+1)
RAA220075
(16)
? -
MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Carbon EK X ISL69269
(16+1)
RAA220075
(16)
? -
MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Force ISL69269
(16+1)
RAA220075
(16)
? -
MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Edge WIFI ISL69269
(14+1)
RAA220075
(14)
? -
MSI MPG Z590M Gaming Edge WIFI ISL69269
(12+1)
RAA220075
(12)
? -
MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Plus ISL69269
(14+1)
RAA220075
(14)
? -
MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk WIFI ISL69269
(14+2)
AOZ5312UQI
(14)
? -
MSI MAG Z590 Torpedo ISL69269
(14+2)
NCP252160
(14)
? -
MSI Z590 Pro WIFI RT3609BE
(12+2)
AOZ5516QI
(12)
? -
MSI Z590-A Pro RT3609BE
(12+2)
AOZ5516QI
(12)
? -

As we get more and more Z590 boards in for review, we can go deeper into the analysis in each individual review over the upcoming months.

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  • lmcd - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    What, the tinfoil hat isn't enough anymore? The "spyware" is just as present on any Windows era.

    If you want to disable built in telemetry, pay for pro and disable it in the registry. It's not hard if you're really that into privacy.
    Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    @lmcd - but that would require *effort* - why waste that effort on customising a modern OS, when he could expend more effort cobbling together a barely-working platform on a 12-year-old one? 😂 Reply
  • Makaveli - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    lol all I saw in my head reading those post are "old man yells at clouds" Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Friday, January 22, 2021 - link

    That’s due to the fact that the old man has just as much chance of getting the spyware out of Windows and CPUs (and the rest) as you lot have a chance of saying something relevant. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Friday, January 22, 2021 - link

    Call us when the shuttle lands, Pauline. Reply
  • Slash3 - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Z590 only provides six native SATA ports.

    ASRock's Z590 Taichi has eight ports, with two via an ASMedia ASM1061 controller.
    Reply
  • Silver5urfer - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    Got it thanks. I suppose that's how the EVGA Dark got it's 8 SATA ports too. Reply
  • weilin - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - link

    Z590, if i remember correctly... has 30 HSIO lanes total:
    6 of which are dedicated to USB (and can be ganged in pairs for 20Gb/s ports)
    4 more that is either USB 10Gb/s or 5Gb/s or PCIe.
    2 of them which can be Ethernet or PCIe,
    2 of them which can be SATA, Ethernet, or PCIe.
    6 of them which can be SATA or PCIe.
    10 dedicated PCIe

    So everything all together means theoretically maximum of:
    4 LAN ports
    8 SATA ports
    10 USB ports
    24 PCIe ports

    It's up to motherboard manufacturers to configure them as they see fit. It seems like the popular choice is to maximize USB, leave SATA at 6 and put the rest on PCIe ports (take 1 or 2 away for Ethernet, and 4 away for Thunderbolt if present).
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  • weilin - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - link

    If anyone's interested in see the doc:

    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/produc...
    On to left its under "Technical Documentation" -> "Intel® 500 Series Chipset Family Platform Controller Hub Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2" -> bottom of page 18
    Reply
  • rahvin - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    You do know all the telemetry and spyware in windows was backported to Windows 7 a long time ago right?

    If you don't want the windows telemetry you're only choice is to no use windows. Either accept it and use Win10 or Skip it and use Linux like any sensible person. In fact I'd argue Linux runs the old games better than windows does.

    Sticking with an EOL windows 7 doesn't protect you from the telemetry and it only makes you vulnerable to the EOL product security.
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