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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  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Mindshare. Intel still means better FPS to some gamers. I also hear AMD’s CPUs are hard to get, except for the 5800x which some believe is overpriced. My local MicroCenter was out of all but that one. I just checked and it has exactly 1 in stock. That’s it for the entire line. Reply
  • Deicidium369 - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    LOL - except it isn't - Zen 3 is nothing but more and more cache to cheese the synthetic benchmarks and impress the rubes. When you actually get a 5900X and a 5950X as I have you start to realize, that like the 6900XT - all AMD smoke and mirrors and little substance.

    Rocket Lake will wreck Zen 3 - and all the fanboyism won't change that - and one big plus for Rocket Lake is that it will be available in volume while TSMC scraps to get supplies - and Apple has priority - then AMD for the consoles - and whatever small crumbs that are left go to the AMD PC products. New microarch vs cache masquerading as a CPU - easy Intel win.
    Reply
  • eva02langley - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    LMAO ROXXORMYBOXXOR

    Just look at how stupid it sounds... you sound like this.

    1. ES of Rocket Lake are showing REGRESSION in performances even in games.
    2. It passes from 10 cores to 8 cores.
    3. The prices are still the same... way overpriced compared to AMD...
    4. AMD is looking like it will retain the performances crown in ST and MT performances.
    Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    "Rocket Lake will wreck Zen 3"
    Mate, Intel's own leaked benches are already disproving that. You're bending language so hard here that apparently a maximum 5% performance advantage in cherry-picked games at 1080p = "wrecked", and that's at nearly 1/2 the performance per watt.

    It's amusing to see how literally all of the Intel shills across multiple sites have switched to banging on about stock levels. Do you have a secret site where you coordinate this, or do you just copy each other naturally? 🤣
    Reply
  • Makaveli - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    lol man this thread is pulling out all the weirdo's tonight.

    We got that guy stuck in 2008 and intel fan boys...
    Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Friday, January 22, 2021 - link

    Thanks for spamming the topic with your insipid arrogance. Reply
  • gsuburban - Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - link

    Lots of folks are looking for the 4th gen NVMe speeds. Also, they are getting more USB 3 and USB C ports that many of the newer cases come with located up front. Also, for those that don't need a video card, the 11th gen CPU's, the upper level ones, support HDMI 2.0 vs. HDMI 1.4 and have a different graphics chip, the UHD750. Other than these, there are not many other benefits however, cost wise at this time, its the same cost to spend on last years hardware so it seems more reasonable to buy this years hardware for the same price. It wouldn't be much value to take a 3 year old system and upgrade to this years hardware as the gains are not worth the cost. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Does running a display via Thunderbolt add latency? Reply
  • croc - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    The issue I see here is that Intel's first foray into PCIe 4.0 seems designed to meet, not exceed AMD's efforts. If you are behind the competition, then just meeting their specs is not the way to get ahead. Then there is Rocket Lake's max core count. Max of eight, due to the backporting of the 10nm Sunny Cove cores onto the 14nm litho. OK, AMD's 16 cores may be a bit overkill (for gaming) given the lack of PCIe lanes on their AM4 socket, but Intel is replacing a CPU that topped out at 10 cores with a CPU only allowing eight...

    Can't wait for the return of Gelsinger's return. I predict a large ship turning around at speed. Watch out for bow waves....
    Reply
  • lmcd - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    8 cores is plenty for this generation of memory bandwidth. The problem is that Intel's next gen will have "16" processors where 8 are full cores, while AMD will have a full 16 cores with all that bandwidth. This generation, Intel is competitive but late. Reply

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