ASUS Prime Z590-P

The ASUS Prime Z590-P is an entry-level Z590 model and focuses more on blending subtle aesthetics with cost-effective controllers. On the design, ASUS has gone with silver heatsinks with black accents and drops RGB LED lighting for a more refined and professional look. ASUS is advertising an 11-phase power delivery, with an 8-pin and 4-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input pairing.

In the center section of the board, ASUS includes two full-length PCIe slots, including one operating at PCIe 4.0 x16 and the other at PCIe 3.0 x4, with two additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. For storage, the Prime Z590-P includes three PCIe M.2 slots, with one featuring support for PCIe 4.0 x4, with the other two limited to PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA drives. ASUS also includes four straight-angled SATA ports located in the bottom right-hand corner, which includes support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. The Prime Z590-P has a total of four memory slots, which can accommodate up to 128 GB and speeds of up to DDR4-5133.

The rear panel includes one USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. It includes a pair of video outputs including HDMI and DisplayPort, with five 3.5 mm audio jacks powered by an unspecified Realtek controller. For networking, there's a single Realtek RTL8125 2.5 GbE controller, while users looking to add Wi-Fi can use one Key E M.2 slot. Finishing off the rear panel is a PS/2 combo keyboard and mouse port.

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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
  • fundead - Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - link

    I thought the active fan is for the 10 gig networking chip. It is facing that heatsink which is right next to the vrm heatsink. 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

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