ASRock Z590 Extreme WiFi 6E – TweakTown

Z590 brings a sizable refresh to Intel’s enthusiast platform motherboards. Starting with the spotlight feature, PCIe Express Gen4, bringing Intel up to par with AMD on both the storage front allowing for incredibly fast NVMe storage to be deployed and GPUs that extra bandwidth. Additional features include support for Thunderbolt 4, USB4, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (20Gbps), 2.5Gbe as standard equipment, and Intel CNVi for Wi-Fi 6 and 6e. All of this made possible with Intel doubling DMI link bandwidth to the chipset.

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ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition – TweakTown

Taichi has been the pinnacle of ASRock motherboards platforms for years, and the B550 Taichi in itself is one of the more premium motherboards available on the market within the B550 lineup. For gamers wanting to build on a budget, B550 is fantastic, offering reliable connectivity and, admittedly, limited Gen4 capabilities. Still, enough to get your GPU and NVMe on the latest and greatest motherboard tech has to offer.

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ASRock Z490 Taichi: Physical Review – Steve’s Hardware

Overall we were quite impressed with the hardware on this motherboard. We like the VRM very much, but what really impressed us is the feature count. For starters, ASRock’s approach to PCI-E 4.0 is more unique than we have seen, with a separate fourth M.2 slot just to be used with next generation CPUs. We also have USB 3.2 2×2 (20Gb/s), 2.5Gbit LAN, and a lot of USB internal and rear IO connectors. The aesthetics of the motherboard are also quite pleasing. Overall, the Z490 Taichi from ASRock once again fulfils the legacy of the product line and would make its predecessors proud.

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Review Roundup: Radeon RX 6900 XT’s & More

Graphics: MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO @ Guru3D, SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition @ TweakTown, MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown, MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming X Trio @ TechPowerUp, Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6800 @ TweakTown, SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 6800 Nitro Plus @ NikKTech, SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6800 XT @ TweakTown, EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING @ The FPS Review

Storage: Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB @ HotHardware, Silicon Power US70 1TB @ Tech Legend, Samsung 980 Pro 1TB @ TechPowerUp

Audio: Sonos Beam @ DVHardware, Aiwa ARC-1 ANC Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones @ NikKTech, Patriot Viper V330 @ FunkyKit, EPOS Sennheiser GSP 602 + GSX 300 @ KitGuru

Peripherals: HyperX Pulsefire Surge @ DVHardware, NK Blueberry Switch @ OC Club, ROCCAT Burst Core @ TechPowerUp

Pre-Built PC: Shuttle XPC slim DA320 @ [M]adShrimps, ASRock DeskMini H470W @ KitGuru

PSUs: Corsair CV450 450W @ The FPS Review, Fractal Design ION+ 560P 560W @ The FPS Review,

ASRock B550 TAICHI RAZER EDITION

The ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition AMD AM4 DDR4 motherboard offers an excellent basic configuration with an unique addressable RGB lighting that can be integrated and extensively customized with Razer compatible products, but the other features are also excellent, which combined with great OC results and attractive design provides the base for a high-end AMD system.

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ASRock B560 Steel Legend

The ASRock B560 Steel Legend motherboard arrived at our office recently, and we thought it would be a good idea if we did a quick unboxing, and a brief look at this motherboard. The ASRock B560 Steel Legend features Intel’s latest mainstream chipset, the B560 and is suitable for the latest Intel 11th Gen (Rocket Lake), as well as the previous 10th Gen (Comet Lake) processors, both of which uses the LGA 1200 socket.

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ASRock X570 PG Velocita

ASRock’s Phantom Gaming brand has quickly been expanding the last couple of years and has also been moving towards a more high-end offering. With the recent launch of AMD’s Zen3 based Ryzen 5000 series processors, ASRock has taken the opportunity to revamp its lineup and add a new flagship, the X570 PG Velocita. Featuring a massive 14-phase VRM The PG Velocita can handle almost every Ryzen processor up to the monster Ryzen 9 5950X with ease.

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ASRock W480 Creator

W480 is a fantastic chipset platform for consumers that want access to features commonly found on HEDT systems. ECC memory support is one of the biggest parts of the ASRock Creator, as is the wide range of compatibility with CPUs from the Core and Xeon Families, and one better ASRock says the W480 Creator will support upcoming 11th Generation processors and is PCIe 4.0 ready!

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ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition

The ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition is a great-looking motherboard with a sharp and modern aesthetic. The collaboration with Razer feels like a natural progression for the strides ASRock has taken in bringing their motherboard RGB implementations to the forefront of the industry in the last two years. The ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition has vibrant lighting with great diffusion, and effects that are properly harnessed by the Razer Synapse software.

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Intel Z590 Motherboards Hit Newegg: ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE

The end of January has come, and the first Intel Z590 based motherboard are now available at retail. Newegg has 8 models currently listed based on my search. Few models are in stock, with some are set for release later next week. Prices range from $194.99 at the bottom head to a hefty $499.99 at the high end. Head on over if you’re looking to pick up one of these models:

ASRock Z590 Steel Legend ($194.99)
ASRock Z590 Steel Legend WiFi 6E ($211.99)
ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING (379.99)
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO ($499.99)
ASUS PRIME Z590-A ($279.99)
ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-A GAMING ($329.99)
ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI ($259.99)
GIGABYTE Z590I AORUS ULTRA ($289.99)