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ASUS Prime Z590M-Plus
The ASUS Prime Z590M-Plus is one of just a small selection of micro-ATX sized models designed for Z590. It offers users a middle ground between the standard ATX form factor and the smaller mini-ITX. Designed as more an entry-level model, the Prime Z590M-Plus adopts a simple silver and black color scheme, with a black and silver, patterned printed PCB.
The ASUS Prime Z590M-Plus has one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, one full-length PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. There are three M.2 slots for storage, one with support for PCIe 4.0 x4 and two with PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA support. Oddly, the Z590M-Plus has five SATA ports, with four right-angled and one straight angled port; all five include support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. ASUS includes four memory slots, with support for DD4-5133 and a total capacity of up to 128 GB.
On the rear panel is one USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and four USB 2.0 ports. It includes one RJ45 port powered by an Intel I219-V Gigabit controller, three video outputs, including DisplayPort, DVI-D, and HDMITM. There are also three 3.5 mm audio jacks driven by an unspecified Realtek HD audio codec.