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Brand
GIGABYTE
Brand
Gigabyte
Model
Z590 AORUS ULTRA
Model
Z490I AORUS ULTRA
Release Date
📅 February 2021
Release Date
📅 May 2020
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
User reviews
★★★★★
(3 reviews)
User reviews
★★★★☆
(12 reviews)
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Compatible PC parts
Compatible PC parts
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
Intel Z590
Chipset
Intel Z490
Supported Memory
DDR4
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4300Mhz 4400Mhz 4500Mhz 4600Mhz 4700Mhz 4800Mhz 4933Mhz 5000Mhz 5133Mhz 5333Mhz 5400Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3666Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4300Mhz 4400Mhz 4500Mhz 4600Mhz 4700Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz
* 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
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC4080
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset
Intel 2.5GbE LAN chip
LAN Chipset
Intel 2.5GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back Connect
No
Back Connect
No
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  • 1 x RJ-45 port
  • 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
  • 3 x audio jacks
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
6
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key (Intel 11th Gen only)
M.2 Devices support
  • 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2260 / 2280 - M Key
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
128 GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64 GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
0

What are the differences between GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS ULTRA and Z490I AORUS ULTRA? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison and key differences summary

Reasons to pick the GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS ULTRA:

  • 58% cheaper, you can save $168.91.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 9 months later.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types: DDR4 5133MHz, 5333MHz, 5400MHz
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +64 GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.

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Reasons to pick the Gigabyte Z490I AORUS ULTRA:

  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.

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