ASRock Announces Z790 Motherboards for 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

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ASRock has announced its first Z790 motherboards for 13th Gen Intel Core “Raptor Lake” processors. They include the ASRock Z790 Steel Legend WiFi, Z790 PG Riptide, ASRock Z790 PG Lightning, Z790 Pro RS, ASRock Z790 Taichi, and Z790 Taichi Carrara, a special edition motherboard with marbled shroud that was designed to celebrate the manufacturer’s 20th anniversary. ASRock says that its motherboards are truly unique for their eDP connectors, which allow an additional monitor to be mounted on the chassis.

“With the AM5 platform we’re investing in the next generation of high-performance computing and gaming,” said David McAfee, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Client Channel Business Unit, AMD. “With the continued support of best-in-class partners like ASRock, AMD is bringing the most advanced features and technologies to desktop. The X670 Extreme is designed to bring the best connectivity and ultimate overclocking with PCIe 5.0 support.”

ASRock Z790 Taichi & Z790 Taichi Carrara

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Influenced by Italian Carrara marble’s strength and prestige, the Special Edition Z790 Taichi Carrara features a striking marbled shroud cover across the motherboard. A matching cooling fan is bundled, enabling users to continue the exquisite design through the PC build.

ASRock has created an incredibly powerful 24+1+2 phase Smart Power Stage (SPS) Dr.MOS VRM design on the Z790 Taichi series, providing users an extremely capable LGA1700 platform that’s ready to unlock 6GHz CPU performance! The motherboard provides both PCI-Express 5.0 16x primary slot for the latest graphics cards, and a PCI-Express 5.0 M.2 slot for the latest, ultra-high speed NVMe SSDs.

60W PD 3.0 fast charging is built in, ensuring compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops can take advantage of quicker recharge times while users are at their PC, and without the need for a costly PD charger.

ASRock Z790 Steel Legend WiFi & Z790 PG Riptide

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The ASRock Z790 Steel Legend WiFi & Z790 PG Riptide both offer PCI-Express 5.0 16x primary slot for graphics cards, plus a Blazing M.2 PCI-Express 5.0 M.2 slot is available for the latest ultra-high speed NVMe SSDs. Its large, multi-layer M.2 heatsink ensures optimal cooling for storage devices, avoiding any throttling.

Dual networking, with Dragon 2.5G Ethernet and the latest WiFi 6E, is built into the Z970 Steel Legend, giving users the freedom to choose multi-gig connections. A 16+1+1 SPS Dr.MOS VRM with a generous cooling heatsink ensures all LGA1700 processors can reach their full potential.

Both motherboards offer wide ranging expansion and storage add-in possibilities, and their 2oz copper PCB ensures better thermal performance under sustained heavy load.

ASRock Z790 PG Lightning & Z790 Pro RS

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Targeting the best mix of high quality and great features at an affordable price, ASRock is pleased to introduce the new Lightning brand into the Phantom Gaming line up.

The Z790 Pro RS includes Nahimic Audio for outstanding sound experiences, M.2 WiFi expansion slot for easy connectivity upgrades, and USB 3.2 Gen2x2 20Gbps front panel IO expansion option.

Both motherboards offer four PCI-Express 4 M.2 NVMe SSD slots, ensuring class-leading expansion opportunity with incredible performance. In addition, powerful Dragon 2.5G Ethernet, convenient integrated IO shield and 14+1+1 Dr.MOS power phases with an extra-large VRM heatsink ensures reliable performance for every LGA1700 processor. Both DDR4 and DDR5 versions are available providing more choice to meet the needs of PC builders.

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What makes the ASRock Z790 motherboards truly unique is the availability of an eDP connector. This whole new concept of customization allows an additional monitor to be mounted on the chassis itself – enabling exciting new possibilities for personalizing designs. ASRock also make its debut on 13.3″ Side Panel Kit along with Z790 collections that will be perfectly matched standard form factor chassis. The superior kit includes all essentials for installing your smartest side panel display. Lastly, a specially designed Blazing M.2 Gen5 heatsink is also available as an optional accessory to help chill the latest ultra-high speed PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSDs for selected ASRock Z790 motherboards!

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