Motherboard Z590 ITX boards

Echoic

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Whoever can put 3 m.2's on an ITX board first will be getting my money. Hopefully that happens this gen or next.
 

Skripka

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tinyitx

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Asus announced their Intel Z590-i STRIX. 50% year on year price increase. $370USD before taxes/shipping.
The scale of this hike is not that surprising to me.
Locally, the price increase from their Z390-i to Z490-i mobo was about 65 USD. And, this round (going from Z490-i to Z590-i) is about the same. I wonder, if Z690-i (with DDR5...etc) would sell at 430 USD?
Mini-ITX mobos are becoming more for 'rich' enthusiasts rather than just for enthusiasts.
 

Skripka

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The scale of this hike is not that surprising to me.
Locally, the price increase from their Z390-i to Z490-i mobo was about 65 USD. And, this round (going from Z490-i to Z590-i) is about the same. I wonder, if Z690-i (with DDR5...etc) would sell at 430 USD?
Mini-ITX mobos are becoming more for 'rich' enthusiasts rather than just for enthusiasts.

Could also be their way of saying 'BTW have you considered our NUC lineup?'
 

Bubba

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Nov 4, 2019
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Z590 ITX Boards too expensive?
Say hello to my bigger and cheaper friend: H510m

 

scatterforce

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I don't want to get too far off topic, but prices on these boards will be on the rise, especially considering the supply chain. Here are 2 other decent alternatives:

ASROCK H570M-ITX/ac
ASROCK's B560 offering looks like @$$ and will certainly throttle top-end intel chips. The board linked at least has a true 8 phase VRM (advertised) but only offers AC Wifi. I do really like that both M.2 slots are accessible from the front; it's something unique to these ASROCK boards.


ASUS ROG STRIX B560-i Gaming Wifi
ASUS offers a paired 8 phase here (a doubled 4 phase), but they have pulled this off very successfully before. They also offer Wifi 6 with this board and a built-in IO shield.

The ONLY reason I'm suggesting these boards are that they will be capable of RAM OC. That was shown to be the biggest limiting factor on Intel's budget chips. I can imagine that a 11400 paired with +4000 RAM and an unlimited P1 state would be an amazing gaming combo.
 
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