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MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY vs ASRock Z590 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB4

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MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY

ASRock Z590 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB4

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Brand
MSI
Brand
ASRock
Model
  • MEG Z590I UNIFY
  • Z590IUNIFY
Model
Z590 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB4
Release Date
📅 March 2021
Release Date
📅 May 2021
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 30 Watts
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Series
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
Mini ITX
Chipset
Intel Z590
Chipset
Intel Z590
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4200Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 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
-
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
-
LAN Chipset
Killer E3100G
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
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.
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
6
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
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
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
3
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Devices support
  • 2280 - M Key
  • 2280 - M Key
M.2 Devices support
  • 2280 - M Key (Intel 11th Gen only)
  • 2280 - 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
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
0
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What are the differences between MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY and ASRock Z590 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB4? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the MSI MEG Z590I UNIFY:

  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 4400MHz, 4600MHz, 4800MHz
  • +1 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

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

  • 29% cheaper, you can save $106.04.
  • +1 Ports M.2.

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