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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  • James5mith - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    Awesome, Multi-GbE this generation! Remind me again which company sells Multi-GbE switches for less than $20/port? Reply
  • Tilmitt - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    We live in joyful hope. Reply
  • dtexo - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compar...

    AX210 doesn’t seem to be CNVi, but PCIe+USB
    Reply
  • dtexo - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    Same with Killer Wi-Fi card(s)
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/produc...
    Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - link

    So Intel can marry its "Killer" ethernet port to its skull-bearing SSDs for maximum performance in Edge. Reply
  • Harry Lloyd - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - link

    The price of the PRIME Z590-A cannot be right. That has always been the fully-featured variant of an entry-level Z-chipset model. The Z490-A costs just over 200 $ now. Is this because of the VRM setup? Who needs 16 phases on a board like this? You will not buy this for extreme overclocking anyway.
    All these ASUS prices seem ridiculous.
    Reply
  • Targon - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - link

    And I thought the X570 chipset boards were a bit crazy when it comes to prices, these are off the rails on the crazy train! I am all for having a POST code display, but OLED screens to see on the motherboard what this or that is also seems like a waste of money. If you can get the machine to POST in the first place, going to the BIOS to get data about what is going on with this or that is enough. A waterblock for those who plan to use liquid cooling will also add to the price, no question, and it isn't a bad idea, but some of these other things that just add to the price without adding functionality is what I have a problem with. Reply
  • PaulHoule - Friday, January 22, 2021 - link

    Ugh.

    I've never found motherboard reviews that helpful and the last article I read on this site makes me feel worse about it because now I know the performance of a system I build might depend more on the turbo behavior of the motherboard than on the CPU.

    I've often found that getting a motherboard is a crap shoot and frequently you find that a particular motherboard has limitations on what you can do with the PCI lanes, or a component that had 35 db of noise for the reviewer has 50 db of noise for me and so forth. I see that $1800 motherboard and I ask myself, "do they make enough of these that they really know that the analog audio path is clean?" and such.

    Last time I built a system I had to replace about half of the components at least once to get something I was happy with.

    These days I'm inclined to go to a system builder just to have somebody to RMA it to, but if reviews were useful I might go back to building a system myself.
    Reply
  • Ghostline91 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - link

    How's the Biostar Z590 board? It looks like they're going back to more high-end specs and this one might be a good one to try out. When will we see reviews? Reply
  • vinicici22 - Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - link

    do you guys know if the z590-a rog strix out yet? or it's just already sold out on every sites? Reply

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