During Intel’s presentation of its eleventh generation of processors, both desktop and desktop, we found a more detailed presentation on the Z590 chipset and early motherboards completely missing, luckily we didn’t have to wait. a long time to know the ASUS and MSI models. .
El Intel Z590 Chipset
The Intel Z590 is an evolution of the Z490 it replaces, it supports any Intel processor that works in the LGA1200 socket, so you can install a tenth processor, Intel Core i “x” -10…, like the eleventh generation, Intel Core i “x” -11.
Its biggest novelty is that it offers PCI Express 4.0 connectivity, so if you want to take better advantage of the performance of the latest NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards. as well as the newer NVMe SSDs which use this interface at first glance is a good option.
The other point of view? Intel will not let 10th Gen Comet Lake-S processors take advantage of the motherboard PCIe 4.0 interface, forcing the purchase of an 11th Gen processor to take advantage of the full capabilities of the Z590 chipset.
Price of motherboards with Intel Z590 chipset from ASUS
In the case of ASUS, we have 13 new motherboards using the Intel Z590 chipset, we leave you the following table with the price of each of them and their launch date.
|ROG MAXIMUS XIII EXTREME GLACIAL||$ 1,516||Q1 2021|
|Extreme ROG RAMPAGE 13||$ 960||Q1 2021|
|ROG RAMPAGE 13 speed||$ 505||February|
|ROG RAMPAGE SUMMIT 13||$ 505||Q1 2021|
|ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI||$ 378||February|
|ROG STRIX Z590-F GAMING WIFI||341 $||February|
|ROG STRIX Z590-A GAMING WIFI||328 $||February|
|ROG STRIX Z590-I GAMING WIFI||$ 378||Q1 2021|
|PRIME Z590-A||$ 277||February|
|TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI||252 $||February|
|TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS||$ 239||Q1 2021|
|PRIME Z590-P||$ 201||Q1 2021|
|PRIME Z590M-PLUS||$ 189||Q1 2021|
Price of motherboards with Intel Z590 chipset from MSI
MSI brings us 12 new motherboards that use the Intel Z590 chipset, which as you can see from the list above ranges from $ 185 to $ 999 in terms of price.
As you can see, the high price of the Z590 chipset is not an issue for ASUS, as it also affects MSI and most likely other motherboard manufacturers.
What could be due to the rising price of motherboards?
Let’s face it, the Intel Rocket Lake-S, while it is a bigger leap than what Intel has accustomed us to so far, is not at all a leap that puts them ahead of AMD again, which in theory obliges Intel to face the enthusiastic and informed market of having to sell their transformers at a lower price.
Intel and AMD not only make money selling the processor but also the accompanying card chipset and if they haven’t fully integrated it in recent years, it’s because the price of one component makes them collect money from the other. But from a consumer perspective, the two go hand in hand, as one doesn’t work without the other.
The Z590 chipset is extremely expensive because we are not talking about a new chipset like the one we will see accompanying Alder Lake, as if that weren’t enough, the 20 PCIe lanes included in the integrated Southbridge processor are enough for a GPU + SSD, but if for example we want to connect a capture card via PCIe or a sound card which uses the CPU port, then we are running out of PCIe lanes.