ASUS’ new Z590 boards are ready to take your 11th gen Intel Core Processors!
Fresh from the heels of CES 2021, ASUS unveil their complete line-up for the Intel Z590 chipset. The entire portfolio spans the high-end Maximus line all the way down to the more budget friendly TUF Gaming line. All of these boards will be available mid February 2021.
Leading the pack is the new members of the Maximus line. At the very top we have the ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial. Geared towards handling the most demanding overclocking tasks with a sprinkle of liquid cooling. The Glacial comes with a massive full-coverage water block to keep all its components cool and frosty. Then, of course, we have RGB LED control capabilities for those dazzling array of lights.
It is joined by the ROG Maximus XIII Hero and the non-liquid cooled ROG Maximus XIII Extreme. Both of the Extreme variants come with the new ROG Fan Controller module. A hub that fits into a 2.5″ form factor for easy mounting. It comes with six pairs of addressable RGB and four-pin fan headers. Lastly, it has two thermal sensor headers for additional monitoring capabilities.
All three will feature up to two onboard Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports to support all those next-gen connections. Additionally, the Maximus Extremes will come with the ROG Clavis, an outboard USB Type-C DAC for the audiophiles out there.
ROG Strix and TUF Gaming Line
Following the Maximus line are the Strix motherboards, the ROG Strix Z590-E, Z690-F, Z590-A, and Z590-I Gaming WiFi. Further down the line is the TUF Gaming line with the TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi and its non-WiFi variant, the TUF Gaming Z590-Plus. The Strix motherboards alongside the Maximus Hero come with the new Realtek ALC4000-series audio codecs. All of these boards make use of VRM heatsinks. The Strix and Maximus line employ high-surface-area heatsinks while the TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi uses large discrete heatsinks.
In addition the PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 SSD slots are sandwiched by heatsinks on both sides. Ensuring heat from these SSDs are kept minimal. ASUS will also unveil a wide range of 500-series boards for the H570, B560, and H510 chipsets. Finally, ASUS will be updating the firmware of their 400-series motherboards to support 11th Gen Core processors.
|ROG||ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial||PHP 74,990|
|ROG||ROG Maximus XIII Extreme||PHP 44,499|
|ROG||ROG Maximus XIII Hero||PHP 26,190|
|ROG STRIX||ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming Wi-Fi||PHP 19,490|
|ROG STRIX||ROG Strix Z590-F Gaming Wi-Fi||PHP 16,990|
|ROG STRIX||ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi||PHP 16,790|
|ROG STRIX||ROG Strix Z590-I Gaming WiFi||PHP 19,190|
|TUF GAMING||TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi||PHP 12,990|
|TUF GAMING||TUF Gaming Z590-Plus||PHP 11,890|
|PRIME||Prime Z590-A||PHP 13,290|