MSI Z590 Pro WiFi & Z590 A Pro

Moving down to the more professional and basic Pro series, the MSI Z590 A Pro and the Z590 Pro WiFi blend basic with stylish. It uses a black ATX sized PCB, with white straight lines patterning, and black/silver accented heatsinks. The only difference between both models is the inclusion of a Wi-Fi 6E CNVi.


The MSI Z590 Pro WiFi motherboard

Dominating the lower portion of the board are two full-length PCIe slots, with the top slot operating at PCIe 4.0 x16, a second full-length slot locked down at PCIe 3.0 x4, and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. MSI includes plenty of storage connectivity, with one PCIe 4.0 x4 and two PCIe 3.0/SATA M.2 slots. There are also six SATA ports in total, with four straight angled with a cut-out into the PCB for better cable management and two straight-angled ports located at the bottom edge of the board. For memory, MSI includes four memory slots capable of installing up to 128 GB, with speeds of up to DDR4-5333.

On the rear panel is a single USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and four USB 2.0 ports. The Wi-Fi variant includes an Intel AX210 Wi-Fi 6E CNVi, while both models include an Intel I225-V 2.5 GbE controller. MSI also includes a DisplayPort and HDMI video output pairing for users that intend to use Intel's integrated graphics. A PS/2 combo keyboard and mouse port and a small clear CMOS switch finish off the rear panel.

The MSI Z590 Pro WiFi has an MSRP of $209, while the Z590 A Pro has an MSRP of $189 which is currently the cheapest Z590 model we know about. Both models include a decent feature set for the price, and the Z590 Pro WiFi even includes 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6E networking; the Z590 A Pro is the same board but without the Wi-Fi capability.

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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. Reply
  • 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. Reply
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  • Eskimonster - Saturday, January 30, 2021 - link

    Get out of here liar Reply
  • 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. Reply
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Other being quite boring platform , there is noticeable lack of M-ATX offerings. Reply
  • 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. Reply
  • g85222456 - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    active fan on Z590? this is not X570 bro you must be joking lol Reply
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    He is not joking,,, Reply

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