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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  • plonk420 - Sunday, May 3, 2020 - link

    noice! thanks for the VRM information! amusingly (to myself), i look at VRM stuff before i look at I/O :D Reply
  • kwinz - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    I genuinely don't know why this new chipset exists. It bringa virtually nothing new. DMI 3.0 in a new chipset is a disgrace. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Thursday, May 7, 2020 - link

    "I genuinely don't know why this new chipset exists."

    Smoke and mirrors is fun?

    Landfills are hungry?
    Reply
  • mrvco - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    Gotta keep those mobo mfgs busy I guess. Hopefully Intel’s Groundhog Day antics don’t distract them too much from the B550 boards I’m waiting patiently on. Reply
  • MadAd - Monday, May 4, 2020 - link

    Not again, yet another tired selection of ATX clunkers, with a few mandatory ITX thrown in .When on earth are we/the industry going to move on from this prehistoric outdated form format! Reply
  • AdditionalPylons - Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - link

    Very glad to see 2.5GbE finally becoming more common. Hopefully this convinces network switch manufacturers to get out some cheaper 2.5+ GbE switches soon. Reply
  • DarkAndHungryGod - Thursday, May 7, 2020 - link

    The Intel Smart Sound support is duplicated in the first table, Intel Chipset Comparison, and there is one difference between both entries. Reply
  • duploxxx - Friday, May 8, 2020 - link

    conclusion: an amazing high count of motherboards for a wasted CPU generation….

    who ever believes that this is a platform to buy think twice. Knowing Intel I would not fall into the Multi generationCPU / chipset support..... i am sure the super turbo will look nice from benchmark perspective….
    Reply
  • nonoverclock - Thursday, May 21, 2020 - link

    I'm upgrading from an i7 4770 and want to get the latest, so for me, I'm quite interested in this gen. Reply
  • joshw351 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - link

    I like how these mobo manufacturers think they can charge 1k for a motherboard when you can throw a 150-200$ waterblock from EK on a regular mobo. Reply

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