As a basic equipment, the Z590 Extreme motherboard offers a total of five PCI Express slots, six SATA3 ports, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb / s slots or with the new 11th Gen CPU up to Hyper M.2 64Gb / s, one M.2 2230 slot for an optional WIFI / BT module, a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C front panel connection, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, up to six possible USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, up to six possible USB 2.0 ports , a 2.5 Gigabit LAN port, a 1 Gigabit LAN port, analog sound output via five jack sockets, digital sound output via optical S / PDIF, four DDR4 slots, ASRock A-Tuning software also to control the fans in Windows, ASRock Polychrome RGB for addressable RGB LED lighting and much more.
ASRock Z590 Extreme delivers everything that most gamers need. It’s fast, stable, offers compatibility with a wide range of devices, supports RGB and ARGB illumination standards, and overclocks well. Its name can be a bit misleading as it’s not really an extreme motherboard but still really solid and may give a lot of fun to its users. Those who are searching for something really extreme, have to wait some more for the OC Formula which was just announced.
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As mentioned, the ASRock Z590 EXTREME is a product aimed at the value segment; at 200 USD, you get roughly the same performance as the premium board. However, compromises come at more limited features. Just three M2 slots, an ALC1220 audio CODEC, the lack of Thunderbolt and WIFI are among them. However, you still get that baseline performance and plenty of connectivity, as well as a 2.5 GigE Ethernet (Dragon RTL8125BG). The dark-looking and themed motherboard can be customized LEDs-wise. The motherboard offers your typical x16 PCI-Express slots (with Rocket lake x16 Gen 4.0 lanes are supported), good outfitted rear IO, and LED configurable options.
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