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ASRock Z590 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB4 vs ASUS PRO WS X299 SAGE II

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ASRock Z590 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB4

ASUS PRO WS X299 SAGE II

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Brand
ASRock
Brand
ASUS
Model
Z590 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB4
Model
PRO WS X299 SAGE II
Release Date
📅 May 2021
Release Date
📅 September 2020
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 150 Watts
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Series
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA2066
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
SSI CEB
Chipset
Intel Z590
Chipset
Intel X299
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 4266Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4200Mhz 4266Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Chipset
Realtek S1200A
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Killer E3100G
LAN Chipset
Intel I225-LM
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x Antenna Ports
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 1 x USB 4.0 Thunderbolt 4 Type-C Port (40Gb/s for USB 4.0 protocol; 40Gb/s for Thunderbolt protocol) (Supports ESD Protection)*
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
  • * Supports USB PD 2.0 up to 9V@3A (27W) / 5V@3A (15W) charging.
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (teal blue) Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (black) USB Type-C
  • 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue)
  • 4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack)
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
  • 1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
7
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
3
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
8
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
256GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
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Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock Z590 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB4:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 8 months later.
  • Around 80% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • Supports Thunderbolt.

Reasons to pick the ASUS PRO WS X299 SAGE II:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • +6 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +5 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +6 RAM slots.
  • +192GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.
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