ASRock Z590 Taichi – Vortez

At the high-end of the Intel Z590 range, the assortment of motherboards tend to offer similar feature-sets but the Taichi steps away from the crowd to offer up Thunderbolt 4 and we’re really impressed they decided to include this. This technology futureproofs the motherboard and gives access to 40 Gbps storage bandwidth. Taichi also delivers plenty of USB 3.2, up to three M.2 slots and of course PCIe 4.0 functionality (provided a Rocket Lake CPUs is being used).

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ASRock Z590 Taichi – HardwareCooking

This Taichi is as always on a standard ATX format. Here we are therefore on the new Intel Z590 chipset which is based on the LGA1200 socket. The card is therefore not only compatible with 11th generation CPUs, but also with 10th generation CPUs such as i9-10900K or i5-10600K to name a few. Memory level, the card is able to manage up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory on four arrays at a frequency of 5000 MHz. At the level of the power supply stage, we find as the announcement the company 14 phases of power supplies Dr. Mos SPS (12 + 2 in reality) with Renesas ISL99390 of 90A. 

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ASRock Z590 Taichi – Overclocking

This “Taichi” series, which was already present on previous generations, represents the top of the range of the ASRock brand on the Z590 chipset . Although we have officially learned of the arrival of an “OC Formula” version intended for overclockers. The “OC Formula” series ceased to exist on the mainstream socket after the Z170. With the arrival of the Z590 chipset and especially the Rocket Lake processors, several brands, such as Aorus, have decided to re-propose a unique model for overclokers. We will of course try to get our hands on a copy.

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ASRock Z590 Taichi – AnandTech

Other notable primary features of the ASRock Z590 Taichi include dual Thunderbolt 4 40 Gbps Type-C on the rear panel, which can transmit a video signal when using a processor with integrated graphics if a user is planning on using a compatible monitor with Thunderbolt support. ASRock also includes one HDMI video output offering support for Intel’s integrated graphics. On the networking front, the Z590 Taichi includes premium 2.5 gigabit Ethernet, a secondary Gigabit Ethernet port, as well an Intel-based Killer branded Wi-Fi 6E CNVi. 

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ASRock Launches Full Range of Intel 500 Series Motherboards

TAIPEI, Taiwan, January 12th, 2021 – The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, proudly announces its comprehensive new range of motherboards featuring Intel® 500 series chipsets, supporting current 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors and new 11th Generation desktop processors enabling PCI-Express Gen-4.

ASRock Flagship Motherboards

Designed for the premium market, the “uncompromised performance” ASRock Z590 Taichi embraces the latest USB4 standard with Thunderbolt 4 technology, providing an incredible 40Gb/s transfer rate that is perfect for ultra-high speed external storage devices.

Killer WiFi connectivity features the latest WiFi 6E standard, which embraces the 6GHz band for extreme throughput performance and the lowest latency. Together with its Killer LAN onboard, Killer Double Shot can be used to combine both connections together, maximizing networking performance.

New features added to ASRock’s premium 500 series motherboards include the Lightning Gaming Ports that uniquely use custom engineered USB signal lanes to accommodate the latest gaming mice with ultra-high polling rates; whereas traditional USB signal design cannot fully support this high report rate gaming peripheral therefore limits performance.

Showcasing its true, gaming-focused design, the Z590 PG Velocita incorporates the CPU Direct Source LAN. Unlike others that are gaming in name only, the Killer E3100 2.5G LAN chip on the ASRock Z590 PG Velocita can be controlled directly by the CPU, providing the lowest possible latency and significant overall networking performance boost, ensuring users always have the edge in battle with the lowest pings possible.

ASRock Steel Legend Series

Memory overclocking is now available on all ASRock Z590, H570 and B560 motherboards, giving more users the best performance potential. All Steel Legend motherboards use a 6-layer PCB for optimized signal and power tracing, lowers board temperature as well as improving memory stability at higher frequencies, and further overclocking potential.

Every motherboard in this series is equipped with 2.5Gb/s LAN and a front panel USB 3.2 Gen-2×2 header. 2.5Gb/s LAN boosts networking performance 2.5X over typical home ethernet speeds. It is ideal for home NAS streaming and backups, content creators, online gamers, and the demands of enthusiasts for lower-latency gaming, faster file transfers and performance that keeps up with modern SSDs. Similarly, USB 3.2 Gen-2×2 is capable of 20Gbps throughput, providing the most convenient access for USB storage devices in need of extreme speeds.

Every motherboard in this series is equipped with 2.5Gb/s LAN and a front panel USB 3.2 Gen-2×2 header. 2.5Gb/s LAN boosts networking performance 2.5X over typical home ethernet speeds. It is ideal for home NAS streaming and backups, content creators, online gamers, and the demands of enthusiasts for lower-latency gaming, faster file transfers and performance that keeps up with modern SSDs. Similarly, USB 3.2 Gen-2×2 is capable of 20Gbps throughput, providing the most convenient access for USB storage devices in need of extreme speeds.

ASRock Pro4 Series for Mainstream Builders

ASRock is keen to support all PC builders, from premium to entry level. The Z590 Pro4 (ATX) and Z590M Pro4 (micro ATX) both use a 6 layer PCB and 12 phase Dr.MOS VRM, bringing incredibly powerful performance and superb overclocking potential to more users than ever. Dr.MOS fully integrated MOSFETs operate more efficiently than alternative solutions, enabling lower temperatures and improved sustained performance.

Bringing PCIe Gen-4 to Everyone

ASRock is bringing the benefits of PCIe Gen-4 to everyone, from premium to entry level. All ASRock B560 motherboards include at least one PCIe Gen-4 x4 M.2 SSD slot (when 11th Gen Intel® Core Processors are used), embracing the latest PCIe Gen-4 SSD devices with the best performance for the widest number of PC builders. Even the entry B560M-HDV offers two M.2 Key-M slots, provided by PCIe lanes from CPU and chipset respectively.

With a wide range of options available including everything from entry to premium, mini-ITX, mATX and ATX, look no further because the ASRock 500 series motherboards bring incredible performance, best-in-class features, and stylish designs throughout its comprehensive range.