At the beginning of this review I wondered if this board would make me consider a BIOSTAR motherboard compared to the “big 4” motherboard manufacturers. After spending time and testing the Z590GTA the simple answer is no. It just does not have enough to make me choose it over an ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, or ASRock board. It has the basic Z590 features you would expect, PCI-Express 4.0, 2.5G LAN, USB 3.2 gen 2×2, but beyond that you really aren’t getting much more.
That is not to say that BIOSTAR hasn’t put together a good board, I was actually pretty impressed when I first took a look at the Z590GTA. The overall design of the board is excellent and it has some really great RGB lighting. And in term of performance it is right up there with the other Z590 board that we have tested. But it just does not seem as polished as other boards and some obvious things are missing as well.
The first thing is the WiFi, or lack there of. The board has pre-installed WiFi antennas, but you have to purchase the WiFi M.2 card yourself. The audio on the board is limited and there is no optical audio like we see on other boards. Compared to the other Z590 boards we tested this board had the most trouble with overclocking as well. At our all-core overclock of 5.0 GHz our load temperature reached 106 degrees, while the same overclock on other boards was in the 90s. Not to mention the three fans embedded in the VRM heatsinks sounded like a rocket ship about to take off.
So I thought well BIOSTAR can save themselves with the price, but then I looked at the price and the Z590GTA is $299.95 at our favorite online retailer. There are multiple boards offering more features that cost less than this board. So at the end of the day the Z590GTA is not a bad board, but it just does not compete with other boards out there. Overall ThinkComputers gives the BIOSTAR Z590GTA Motherboard a 7 out of 10 score.
– Sleek design
– Good overall performance
– Easy to navigate BIOS
– No WiFi
– Audio is limited
– MOS fans are very loud
– Weak overclocking performance
– Not priced to compete