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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  • worldnewsnow - Friday, March 12, 2021 - link

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  • itr75 - Friday, March 19, 2021 - link

    There is an VERY IMPORTANT ERROR in this article about the Asus Z590 gaming series motherboards - one that has potentially just cost me a chunk of the £320 i paid for one!
    In the article above, it states that the Z590-F Gaming WiFi motherboard will run in either x16, x8/x8 or x8/x4/x4 modes. THIS IS WRONG! The board will actually only run x16 for PCIe slot 1, if you have a card in slot 2, it drops to x8/x4 not x8/x8. for me this is a complete deal breaker as I have an RTX3070 and an LSI SAS RAID card which runs at PCIex8 - and is now running at x4 :(
    Reply
  • fizzbuzzbang - Monday, March 22, 2021 - link

    Are there any Z590 mobos that do not have a PCIe switch between the socket and the gen4-capable slots?
    If not, what motherboard has the best throughput @ Gen4?
    Looking to plug in something like a Mellanox ConnectX-6DX which can do 1x200GbE / 2x100GbE, and want best possible bandwidth.
    Reply
  • gsuburban - Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - link

    Only one PCIe slot is 4th gen on all of these current motherboards. The other one or two M.2 slots are 3rd gen so you don't need to bother spending more money on your other NVMe storage devices. Reply
  • Exotica - Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - link

    Regarding your z590 Vision D description:
    “ Finishing off the rear panel is a pair of Intel I225-V 2.5 GbE controllers, with Intel's latest AX210 Wi-Fi 6E CNVi, which also includes support for BT 5.2 devices.”

    The article is in need of a correction: this board comes with the AX200 chip, not the ax210.
    Reply
  • Lapajgo - Saturday, June 19, 2021 - link

    Yeww ... a PS/2 port? I didn't know we still live in the 90s. Every time I start shopping for desktop upgrade, my search gets halted when I see PS/2 ports, VGA port, HDMI port or USB 2.0 port - it just makes me want to puke. And what's up with the motherboards that have 5 different video outputs? Pick a standard and stick with it! If I need to switch connectors I will use an adapter.

    P.S. Can we for ONCE see a motherboard with a decent amount of PCIe slots(I would like to see mATX with two x16 and two x4, none of that useless x1), no old USB ports but only the latest USB-C(we know how to use USB adapters and hubs), same type of video output(preferably something that supports the latest video standards), and NO legacy ports !!! Oh and if possible at least 3 M.2 NVMe ports, to allow for a decent RAID.
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  • Lapajgo - Saturday, June 19, 2021 - link

    Ah crap, I forgot - and a dual 2.5Gb LAN please. Some of us can no longer have their workloads on legacy 1Gb connections. Reply

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