Touted as GIGABYTE's entry-level Z590 models, both the Z590 UD AC and Z590 UD share the same PCB, and as a result, follows the same black and white design. This includes a black and white printed PCB, with black heatsinks and a slim rear panel cover. The GIGABYTE Z590 UD AC includes Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac support, with both models including three PCIe M.2 slots, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and advertised as having a 12+1 phase power delivery.

The GIGABYTE Z590 UD AC motherboard

Both the Ultra Durable (UD) models include two full-length PCIe slots, with the top operating at PCIe 4.0 x16, and the second at PCIe 3.0 x4, and a single PCIe 3.0 x1 slot located at the bottom. Bordering on one of the most basic models of any Z590 board announced so far, GIGABYTE includes one PCIe 4.0 x4 and one PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA M.2 slot, with five SATA ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 support. Four of the SATA include right-angled ports at the right-hand side of the board, while a single straight-angled port is located in the bottom right-hand corner. The Z590 UD AC and Z590 UD include four memory slots with support for up to 128 GB, with GIGABYTE not unveiling the maximum supported speeds at this time.

The GIGABYTE Z590 UD AC (top) and Z590 UD (bottom) rear panels

The only difference between both models is the inclusion of a Wi-Fi 5 CNVi on the AC model on the rear panel. Both models include two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports and omits any kind of Type-C connectivity, likely to save on costs. A single DisplayPort video output, three 3.5 mm audio jacks, an unspecified 2.5 GbE controller, and a PS/2 combo port finish up the rest of the rear panel. GIGABYTE also includes a nice metallic silver I/O shield.

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

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  • DanNeely - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    I'm a bit surprised they went to an x8 3.0 link on the chipset instead of an x4 4.0 one, even if everything coming off of the chipset is still limited to 3.0 speed.
  • QinX - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Might be because it makes routing the traces easier, they don't have to adhere to the PCIe 4.0 signal requirements. Downside would be that more pins are required.
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  • Eskimonster - Saturday, January 30, 2021 - link

    Get out of here liar
  • Tek_Soup - Saturday, January 23, 2021 - link

    Cause intel, didnt make the Z590 Chipset Pcie 4.0 not gigabytes Fault. We can buy new boards again later this year.
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Other being quite boring platform , there is noticeable lack of M-ATX offerings.
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Also it seems like even with properly finned heatsinks Gigabyte Aorus master requires a fan to cool VRMs which is not a good sign.
  • g85222456 - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    active fan on Z590? this is not X570 bro you must be joking lol
  • haukionkannel - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    He is not joking,,,

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