ASUS Z590-A Prime vs Strix B560-A Comparison

Side By Side

ASUS Z590-A Prime vs Strix B560-A Comparison

Side by Side

We come out of the gates with our first slight surprise of the day. As you are probably aware the ROG branding went from being a red box with silver text and black accents to the inverse of that - black box with red accents - some time ago now. Similarly the Strix box has been resolutely black with the multi-hued ROG eye for as long as we care to remember. Not here. The Prime is in the black box with a clear product image, whilst the Strix goes for a white box with a drawing out of a textbook as the product shot and no ROG eye.

ASUS Z590-A Prime vs Strix B560-A Comparison  
ASUS Z590-A Prime vs Strix B560-A Comparison  

This is the money shot, the photo that shows why we're pairing these two motherboards together. The differences are slight at best, with the extra PCI Express slot and armor along with a slightly different heatsink being the only really obvious changes. The keen eyed will spot other minor alterations between the Z590 and B560, but they both pass the "at a glance" test in the same way non-identical twins do.


ASUS Z590-A Prime vs Strix B560-A Comparison  

Thankfully the Strix has a brand you can see when viewing it from the side, otherwise it would be tough to tell which is which. We'll be banging this drum for a while, so get used to it.


ASUS Z590-A Prime vs Strix B560-A Comparison  

Around the back is always where the majority of differences can be found when it comes to the retail price of two motherboards. However, you could be forgiven for thinking the Strix - on the right - is the more expensive of the two. It has WiFi and one extra button for the BIOS Flashback which are missing from the Prime. The Prime does have one more Type-C port, and a slight change between USB 3.2 Gen2 vs USB 3.2 Gen1 largely present on the Strix. Lastly the Prime has an SPDIF connector whilst the Strix has the ASUS Type-C audio header.


ASUS Z590-A Prime vs Strix B560-A Comparison  

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Most Recent Comments

02-06-2021, 01:45:33

Deadtroopers
It's a no-brainer - B550 aand a R5 5600X. Strewth! Would you want to be laughed at by console owners? :-)Quote

02-06-2021, 12:38:07

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadtroopers View Post
It's a no-brainer - B550 aand a R5 5600X. Strewth! Would you want to be laughed at by console owners? :-)
The B560 and an 11400 is actually better value than the B550/5600x angle.

Its a strange time when Intel win the budget angleQuote

27-06-2021, 13:43:36

Deadtroopers
In the niche "Gaming; just gaming" market: I concede. Plus I do like the white highlighting and white I/O sheild. You can do so much more with AMD though; and it doesn't matter how much you save towards a better graphics card on account it'll be twelve month before you can actually buy such a thing.Quote

01-07-2021, 16:40:49

looz
You seriously think the 11400 falls short if you do occasional content creation work for example?Quote
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