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Best Intel Z590 motherboards 2022

Some of the best motherboards can be found with Intel's Z590 chipset, allowing for some seriously powerful Intel-based PC builds. We've rounded up the best of the best Intel Z590 motherboards right here that'll work with both 10th Gen and 11th Gen Intel processors.

Choosing the best Intel Z590 motherboard

Intel added some highlight features to the Z590 chipset, unlocking PCIe 4.0 support with 11th Gen Intel processors. Compared to the Z490 chipset, many motherboards of which didn't include PCIe 4.0 future-proofing, there are numerous improvements including additional high-speed USB ports.

If we were to recommend a single Z590 motherboard for Intel CPUs, it would be the ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming. As well as the aforementioned PCIe 4.0 support, there's also Wi-Fi 6E, 14+2 power stage design for stable overclocking, DDR4-5333+ RAM support, dual Intel 2.5Gb LAN, Thunderbolt 4, and four M.2 SSD slots.

If you want something that allows for a more compact PC build, look no further than MSI's MEG Z590I UNIFY. This motherboard has everything you need for a small PC, including PCIe 4.0 support, 2.5Gb LAN (or Wi-Fi 6) and the capabilities for handling even more powerful processors like a Core i9.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.