GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Ultra

The GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Ultra is an ATX sized motherboard and caters towards the mid-range of the Z590 stack. GIGABYTE is advertising a 17-phase power delivery, organized into an 8+1 configuration with the CPU section doubling up on its 90 A power stages. Design-wise, the Z590 Aorus Ultra has a black PCB, with black and silver M.2 and chipset heatsinks, with an Aorus styled design built into the rear panel cover.

Towards the board's central and bottom area are three full-length PCIe slots, with the top two operating at PCIe 4.0 x16 and x8/x8, while the third full-length slot is locked at PCIe 3.0 x4. Storage options include one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2, two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, and six SATA ports, with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. GIGABYTE is currently listing Intel spec memory support with DDR4-3200, but this is likely to be higher once GIGABYTE has published its QVL memory list. However, the four memory slots do include support for up to 128 GB. In the top-right hand corner of the board is a two-digit LED debugger.

The rear panel is one USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C, four USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and four USB 2.0 ports. For users looking to leverage Intel's HD integrated graphics, there's a single DisplayPort. There are five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output powered by Realtek's latest ALC4080 HD audio codec. The board's networking capabilities include an Intel I225-V 2.5 GbE controller, with an Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 CNVi, including support for BT 5.0 devices. 

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

    You’ll never be able to block all the spyware with a firewall. Windows is just one component of it. Don’t forget things like stealth CPUs that are built into the CPU, like the little friend on Lando’s shoulder. Etc. Reply
  • lmcd - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    What, the tinfoil hat isn't enough anymore? The "spyware" is just as present on any Windows era.

    If you want to disable built in telemetry, pay for pro and disable it in the registry. It's not hard if you're really that into privacy.
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    @lmcd - but that would require *effort* - why waste that effort on customising a modern OS, when he could expend more effort cobbling together a barely-working platform on a 12-year-old one? 😂 Reply
  • Makaveli - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    lol all I saw in my head reading those post are "old man yells at clouds" Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Friday, January 22, 2021 - link

    That’s due to the fact that the old man has just as much chance of getting the spyware out of Windows and CPUs (and the rest) as you lot have a chance of saying something relevant. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Friday, January 22, 2021 - link

    Call us when the shuttle lands, Pauline. Reply
  • Slash3 - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Z590 only provides six native SATA ports.

    ASRock's Z590 Taichi has eight ports, with two via an ASMedia ASM1061 controller.
  • Silver5urfer - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    Got it thanks. I suppose that's how the EVGA Dark got it's 8 SATA ports too. Reply
  • weilin - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - link

    Z590, if i remember correctly... has 30 HSIO lanes total:
    6 of which are dedicated to USB (and can be ganged in pairs for 20Gb/s ports)
    4 more that is either USB 10Gb/s or 5Gb/s or PCIe.
    2 of them which can be Ethernet or PCIe,
    2 of them which can be SATA, Ethernet, or PCIe.
    6 of them which can be SATA or PCIe.
    10 dedicated PCIe

    So everything all together means theoretically maximum of:
    4 LAN ports
    8 SATA ports
    10 USB ports
    24 PCIe ports

    It's up to motherboard manufacturers to configure them as they see fit. It seems like the popular choice is to maximize USB, leave SATA at 6 and put the rest on PCIe ports (take 1 or 2 away for Ethernet, and 4 away for Thunderbolt if present).
  • weilin - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - link

    If anyone's interested in see the doc:
    On to left its under "Technical Documentation" -> "Intel® 500 Series Chipset Family Platform Controller Hub Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2" -> bottom of page 18

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