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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  • GardenSausage - Monday, September 21, 2020 - link

    Looking for any help. I just bought the Z490 Gaming X AX. 9/20/20. I got it up and running but can not figure out how to get any of my video cards to work. Have gotten it to post once but defaulted to the onboard. I have updated my BIOS of F3 I belive. Run threw many settings and still no life to my GPU. I get 5 Brapps then a power down. The MP gets to the GPU illumination boot light and cant get past it. I have tries my GTX 770sc and 980ftw with no luck. Both are EVGA. Please any ideas on how to get my BIOS stable.

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  • Atty57 - Monday, June 28, 2021 - link

    I liked the fact that the motherboard has more than one nvme (gen 4) slots. The capacitors used are of high quality and cooling material used is also of high grade. The RGB could have been better along the edges though it does the work well . There are multiple fan headers so you won't have any problems regarding that. And the water pump header is also a nice touch. Great ram frequency too.At this price point couldn't have asked for anything more. Reply

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