Z490 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 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. 

We have reported over previous years of 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 Z490 reviews, we will endeavour 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.

Z490 CPU Power Delivery Comparison
Motherboard Controller H-Side L-Side Chokes Doubler
ASRock Z490 Taichi ISL69269
(12+2)
? ? -
ASRock Z490 Velocita ISL69269
(10+2)
? ? -
ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3 ISL69269
(8+2)
ISL99390B
(8)
? -
ASRock Z490 Steel Legend ISL69269
(8+2)
? ? -
ASRock Z490 Extreme4 ISL69269
(8+2)
? ? -
ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme ASP1405I
(8+0)
TDA21490
(16)
16 -
ASUS ROG Maximus XII Formula ASP1405I
(8+0)
TDA21490
(16)
16 -
ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex ASP1405I
(7+1)
TDA21490
(16)
16 -
ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Wi-Fi ASP1405I
(7+1)
TDA21490
(16)
16 -
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming ASP1900
(7+1)
SIC639
(14)
16 -
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-F Gaming ASP1900
(6+1)
NCP302045
(12)
14 -
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming Wi-Fi ASP1900
(6+1)
SIC639
(14)
14 -
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-G Gaming ASP1900
(6+1)
SIC639
(14)
14 -
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-H Gaming ASP1900
(6+1)
NCP302045
(12)
14 -
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming ASP1900
(6+1)
NCP302045
(12)
14 -
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-I Gaming ASP1405I
(4+1)
TDA21461
(8)
10 -
ASUS TUF Z490-Plus Wi-Fi ASP1900
(6+1)
SIC639
(14)
14 -
ASUS TUF Z490-Plus ASP1900
(4+1)
SIC639
(14)
14 -
ASUS Prime Z490-A ASP1900
(6+1)
NCP302045
(12)
14 -
ASUS Prime Z490-P ASP1900
(5+1)
NCP302045
(10)
11 -
ASUS Prime Z490-V ASP1900
(4+1)
SIC639
(8)
9 -
ASUS Prime Z490M-Plus ASP1900
(6+1)
SIC639
(14)
14 -
ASUS ProArt Z490-Creator 10G ASP1900
(6+1)
NCP302045
(12)
14 -
Biostar Racing Z490GTA Evo NCP81286
(14+2)
FS4C029
(14)
FSC028
(14)
? NCP81162
(7)
Biostar Racing Z490GTA NCP81229
(12+2)
FS4C029
(12)
FSC028
(12)
? NCP81162
(6)
Biostar Racing Z490GTN PCP81229
(6+2)
NCP302155
(6)
? -
GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Xtreme WaterForce ISL69269
(8+1)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Xtreme ISL69269
(8+1)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master ISL69269
(7+1)
ISL99390B
(14)
? ISL6617A
(7)
GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Ultra ISL69269
(12+0)
SiC620A
(12)
? -
GIGABYTE Z490 I Aorus Ultra ISL69269
(8+1)
ISL99390
(8)
? -
GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Pro AX ISL69269
(12+0)
SiC620A
(12)
? -
GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Elite AC ISL69269
(12+0)
SiC620A
(12)
? -
GIGABYTE Z490 Vision D ISL69269
(12+0)
SiC651A
(12)
? -
GIGABYTE Z490 Vision G ISL69269
(12+0)
SiC651A
(12)
? -
MSI MEG Z490 Godlike ISL69269
(8+1)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
MSI MEG Z490 Ace ISL69269
(8+0)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
 
MSI MEG Z490 Unify ISL69269
(8+0)
ISL99390B
(16)
? ISL6617A
(8)
MSI MEG Z490I Unify ISL69269
(8+1)
ISL99390B
(8)
? -
MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WIFI RAA229001
(6+1)
ISL99360
(12)
? -
MSI Z490 Gaming Edge WIFI RAA229001
(6+1)
ON/NPC81229
(12)
? -
MSI Z490M Gaming Edge WIFI RT3609BE
(6+1)
4C029N
(12)
4C024N
(12)
? -
MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus RT3609BE
(6+1)
4C029N
(12)
4C024N
(12)
? -
MSI MAG Z490 Tomahawk ON/NCP81229
(6+1)
NCP302155
(12)
? -
MSI Z490-A Pro RT3609BE
(6+1)
4C029N
(12)
4C024N
(12)
? -
Supermicro C9Z490-PGW XDPE122284C
(6+2)
TDA21490
(6)
8 -
Supermicro C9Z490-PG XDPE122284C
(6+2)
TDA21490
(6)
8 -

As we get more and more Z490 boards in for review, we can go deeper into the analysis in each individual review over the upcoming months.

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  • DanNeely - Thursday, April 30, 2020 - link

    I really hate when new articles are inserted below the lead spot because it's hit or miss if I ever notice them. I missed this one during several visits to the site and only found it when Google suggested it in response to a search I made. Reply
  • Jedibeeftrix - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    agreed, i found this by accident, and check AT twice or more a day. Reply
  • sunshinerevans55 - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - link

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  • YB1064 - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    This must have taken some writing. Kudos to the author(s). A good one stop article for anybody planning on going the Intel route. Intel seem to be adept at packaging old milk (not wine) in a new bottle. At least increase the number of PCIe lanes... Reply
  • boozed - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    I recommend using the RSS feed, then you get everything and you get it chronologically. Reply
  • Exodite - Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - link

    +1 on RSS!

    The "magazine layout" that plagues many sites and makes it impossible to distinguish between old articles, new articles and commercials can thankfully still be avoided through RSS.
    Reply
  • Wardrop - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    Funny that ASRock are the only manufacturers to have a mATX X570 motherboard for AMD's platform, yet for Intel they're the only one's NOT to have a mATX motherboard. Reply
  • Beaver M. - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - link

    You mean they are relevant again, because they have fixed their stereotypical USB issues? Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    So in other words a re-spin of previous chipset with little to no real useful extra features but will require a new board. Classic intel. This is one of many reasons my last system was Intel and my new system is AMD now.

    Unless you are a intel fanboy why keep supporting this?
    Reply
  • regsEx - Friday, May 1, 2020 - link

    New networking controllers, support for PCIe 4 CPUs (RKL-S that will be released in future).
    Some boards also have USB Gen 2x2 support with external ASMedia controller. I know no any X570 board with USB Gen 2x2 support. Only Gen 2x1.
    Reply

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