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MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY vs ASRock Z590 OC FORMULA

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MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY

ASRock Z590 OC FORMULA

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Brand
MSI
Brand
ASRock
Model
  • MEG Z590I UNIFY
  • Z590IUNIFY
Model
Z590 OC FORMULA
Release Date
📅 March 2021
Release Date
📅 June 2021
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TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 100 Watts
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Series
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
EATX
Chipset
Intel Z590
Chipset
Intel Z590
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4200Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 4000Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 5000Mhz 5333Mhz
* 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
-
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Intel I225-V
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x Antenna Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)*
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)*
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection)*
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x BIOS Selection Switch
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks with LED)
  • * USB3_1 is from Intel Z590; USB3_234 are from ASMedia ASM1074 hub.
  • * Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_234 port.
  • * ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_234 port.
  • ** This motherboard does not support integrated graphics.
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
6
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
4
M.2 Devices support
  • 2280 - M Key
  • 2280 - M Key
M.2 Devices support
  • 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2230 - E Key
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
2
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
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What are the differences between MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY and ASRock Z590 OC FORMULA? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY:

  • 35% cheaper, you can save $190.00.
  • Around 70% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

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Reasons to pick the ASRock Z590 OC FORMULA:

  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 5000MHz, 5333MHz
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.

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