GIGABYTE Z590I Aorus Ultra

The GIGABYTE Z590I Aorus Ultra represents a small handful of mini-ITX boards so far announced for Z590, and it has got a pretty impressive feature set. GIGABYTE's mini-ITX offerings have been getting better and better over the years. The Z590I Aorus Ultra includes dual PCIe M.2 slots, a premium HD audio codec, as well as an Intel 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6 network pairing.

Included in the specifications, GIGABYTE is advertising a direct 10+1 phase power delivery, with support for DDR4-5000 and up to 64 GB across two available memory slots. Along the bottom is a full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with multiple storage options, including one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA M.2 slot, and four SATA ports. The PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot is located on the front under a combined M.2 and chipset heatsink, while the PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA port is located on the back of the board. Design-wise, GIGABYTE uses its black and gray color scheme, which is a mainstay of the Aorus range, with a strip of RGB LED's located on the right-hand side of the board.

The rear panel includes one USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-A, three USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. An Intel I225-V 2.5 GbE controller drives the single RJ45 port, while there are two antenna ports for the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 CNVi, which includes support for BT 5.0 devices. The GIGABYTE uses a Realtek ALC1220-VB HD audio codec to power the three 3.5 mm audio jacks, while it also includes a DisplayPort and HDMI video output pairing. Finishing off the rear panel is a small Q-Flash Plus button for users looking to flash the board's firmware.

At the time of writing, GIGABYTE hasn't shared any details on its Z590 models' pricing.

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  • James5mith - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    Awesome, Multi-GbE this generation! Remind me again which company sells Multi-GbE switches for less than $20/port? Reply
  • Tilmitt - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    We live in joyful hope. Reply
  • dtexo - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    AX210 doesn’t seem to be CNVi, but PCIe+USB
  • dtexo - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    Same with Killer Wi-Fi card(s)
  • Oxford Guy - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - link

    So Intel can marry its "Killer" ethernet port to its skull-bearing SSDs for maximum performance in Edge. Reply
  • Harry Lloyd - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - link

    The price of the PRIME Z590-A cannot be right. That has always been the fully-featured variant of an entry-level Z-chipset model. The Z490-A costs just over 200 $ now. Is this because of the VRM setup? Who needs 16 phases on a board like this? You will not buy this for extreme overclocking anyway.
    All these ASUS prices seem ridiculous.
  • Targon - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - link

    And I thought the X570 chipset boards were a bit crazy when it comes to prices, these are off the rails on the crazy train! I am all for having a POST code display, but OLED screens to see on the motherboard what this or that is also seems like a waste of money. If you can get the machine to POST in the first place, going to the BIOS to get data about what is going on with this or that is enough. A waterblock for those who plan to use liquid cooling will also add to the price, no question, and it isn't a bad idea, but some of these other things that just add to the price without adding functionality is what I have a problem with. Reply
  • PaulHoule - Friday, January 22, 2021 - link


    I've never found motherboard reviews that helpful and the last article I read on this site makes me feel worse about it because now I know the performance of a system I build might depend more on the turbo behavior of the motherboard than on the CPU.

    I've often found that getting a motherboard is a crap shoot and frequently you find that a particular motherboard has limitations on what you can do with the PCI lanes, or a component that had 35 db of noise for the reviewer has 50 db of noise for me and so forth. I see that $1800 motherboard and I ask myself, "do they make enough of these that they really know that the analog audio path is clean?" and such.

    Last time I built a system I had to replace about half of the components at least once to get something I was happy with.

    These days I'm inclined to go to a system builder just to have somebody to RMA it to, but if reviews were useful I might go back to building a system myself.
  • Ghostline91 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - link

    How's the Biostar Z590 board? It looks like they're going back to more high-end specs and this one might be a good one to try out. When will we see reviews? Reply
  • vinicici22 - Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - link

    do you guys know if the z590-a rog strix out yet? or it's just already sold out on every sites? Reply

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