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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  • WaltC - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    If my x570 Aorus Master fan is "active", it has sure fooled me...;) It is not audible. Reply
  • Makaveli - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    I'm on a Asus Prime X570-Pro for just over a year now and I've not heard the chipset fan once totally overblown issue. Drama queens! Reply
  • Samus - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - link

    I think it's impressive Intel kept a PCIe4.0 chipset down to 6w TDP. Definitely doesn't need active cooling. Reply
  • Slash3 - Sunday, January 24, 2021 - link

    The chipset isn't Gen4. Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    Not surprised if they're expecting users to overclock chips that will exceed 200W at stock settings. 😬 Reply
  • YB1064 - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - link

    Is it just me or are the MSRPs listed utterly insane? Intel has been relegated to a poor man's AMD, yet these crazy prices? As they say, a fool and his money are soon parted. Reply
  • Samus - Saturday, January 23, 2021 - link

    I don't think it's actually the chipset costs that are inflating the price of the boards, but the ridiculous power circuit and components required to deliver over 200w of power to the CPU's in order for these board makers to take advantage of PL2. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Looking at the prices, I'm really, REALLY glad that I bought an AORUS Z490 Elite (£154, new) from eBay. I just don't understand the prices. Reply
  • aidan - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    I've just done exactly the same, no regrets whatsoever Reply
  • Gastec - Sunday, January 24, 2021 - link

    Well, if you don't understand these prices, then you are not a good consumer. The more you buy the more we profit! It just works! Be a good chap and CONSUME! Reply

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