ASRock announces its Z490 motherboard series

Published: Apr 30th 2020, 18:37 GMT   Comments

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ASRock Launches Complete 400-series Motherboard Range with Superior Sustained Performance, Best-in-Class Features

New Z490 Taichi, PG Velocita for Performance Enthusiasts and Extreme Gamers

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 30 2020 –The leading global motherboard, graphics card and mini PC manufacturer, proudly announces its latest range of motherboards featuring Intel 400-series chipsets and supporting the latest Intel 10th Generation processors with up to 10-cores using the LGA1200 socket.

Whatever the build requirements, with over 30 models available, ASRock has the right motherboard to meet your needs. This includes the flagship Z490 Taichi and Z490 PG Velocita for performance and overclocking enthusiasts, and extreme gamers; popular Z490 Steel Legend, Pro and Phantom Gaming series’; comprehensive mini-ITX options for SFF builds; plus H470, B460 mainstream and H410 entry options.

Fully Featured or Enthusiasts, Gamers and Extreme PC Builders

Designed expressly for the latest 10-core K-series processors, the ASRock Z490 Taichi and ASRock Z490 PG Velocita are dedicated to overclockers and PC build enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their rigs. Using the latest Dr.MOS & 2oz Copper PCBs, they deliver up to 95% VRM efficiency. Still, to ensure the motherboard VRMs stay cool even when using 10-core processors in sustained heavy loads, when liquid-cooled or even overclocked, both motherboards feature temperature-reactive active cooling heatsink on the CPU VRMs to reduce VRM temps dramatically, ensuring stability even in the most extreme conditions.

Buy smart! Popular ASRock motherboard such as Z490 Taichi, PG Velocita, Steel Legend, Extreme4 and even H470 Steel Legend are prepped and the hardware is ready with PCI-Express Gen-4 support. By uniquely adding an external base clock generator, also PCIe 4.0 components such as slots and M.2 socket were used to ensure the motherboard is ready to accommodate the next generation CPU.

Premium audio quality is a highlight for the ASRock 400 series motherboards. Using Nahimic Audio, ASRock has upgraded almost all its 400-series motherboards with best-in-class sound. Whether you are using headphones, a headset, or a set of speakers via USB, analog or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, that’s vibrant and rich with details.

Top-end ASRock 400-series motherboards also feature the highest quality ESS 9218 SABRE DAC and specifically tailored WIMA Audio Capacitors that together create a supremely high-end audio solution with crystal-clear sound quality that audiophiles with love. With support for up to 600 ohm headphones, they’re perfect for listening to music, movies or when gaming. .

Boost CPU Performance with ASRock’s Rock-Solid Mid-Range Choices
The ASRock B460 Steel Legend and ASRock B460 Pro series motherboard feature a robust VRM design, with large, styled heatsinks and best-in-class component selection. Both motherboards include RGB LED headers and support for the ASRock Polychrome RGB utility allowing users to sync their RGB lighting within their PCs.

Featured on many ASRock 400-series motherboards, the Base Frequency Boost (BFB) technology increases the base frequency of non-K CPUs beyond the default standard, allowing users to enjoy an immediate performance uplift even on non-Z series motherboards, ASRock has installed a rock-solid VRM design and ultra-large heatsinks for great cooling on both its Pro4 and Steel Legend motherboard series’ and even waterfall this feature to the value segment motherboards to unlock this performance reliably.

Something for Everyone

With tons of motherboards available including everything from entry to flagship, mini-ITX to EATX, look no further because the ASRock 400-series motherboards showcase the most comprehensive range of options and features available.

ASRock Z490 Series



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