Z590 or Z490

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by rap1021, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. rap1021

    rap1021 Master Guru

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    Hello,

    I recently bought the i9 10850ka CPU, currently running it in Asus b460m plus mobo.
    I am looking for a new motherboard, because the ram I have is limited to 2933 mhz, its rated at 3600 mhz ( also m-atx motherboards make the case look empty. LOL)
    I cant seem to decide, should I wait for Asus Z590-E or get the Z490-E now.
    The only REAL difference between the two is pcie gen 4, which I don't plan to use (at least not in the near future) coz I don't have a gen 4 compatible device.
     
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    You answered you own question. If you have no need for pci-e gen 4, then save yourself some money and get the 490-E. Pretty sure the 590-E will cost $100-150 more for a feature you will not use.
     
  3. rap1021

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    Thanks, got the Z490-E
     
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