ASRock Z490 Taichi Motherboard

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    • Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors (LGA1200)*
    • 15 Phase Dr.MOS Power Design
    • Supports DDR4 4666MHz+ (OC)
    • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
    • Supports NVIDIA® SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
    • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
    • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Nahimic Audio
    • 8 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4)
    • 1 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 20Gb/s Rear Type-C
    • 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gb/s (2 Rear Type-A, 1 Front Type-C)
    • 9 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 5 Rear)
    • Dragon 2.5 Gigabit LAN, Intel® Gigabit LAN
    • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + BT 5.1
    • ASRock Polychrome SYNC

    ASRock Z490 Taichi Motherboard


    Taichi represents the philosophical state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential. A motherboard that fulfills every task – with style! Become like water. Shapeless, formless, versatile for any situation.

    PCI Express 4.0 Hardware Ready!

    Welcome to the PCI Express 4.0 new era and be a smart buyer with ASRock motherboards! Z490 enthusiast level motherboards equipped with luxury components that allows geeks to be hardware ready for PCI Express 4.0 standard !

    Optimized for Water Cooling

    XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink with Active FAN Design

    XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink design with active fan that effectively improve heat dissipation and promotes overall performance. This is aimed for die hard gamers and enthusiasts to bring a new computing experience paired with Intel’s 10-core processors.

    WIMA Audio Caps

    Optimized for high end audio applications! Deliver crystal and balanced sound to satisfy even the pickiest audiophile.

    Nahimic Audio

    Whether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details.

    The Sound Tracker is a visual indicator that points out the directions from which predominant sounds are coming. Each sound is properly positioned in 360° on a radar for a full immersion during the game.

    Unbeatable Heatsink Armor

    Forged with aluminum alloy heatsinnk top cover that effectively improves heat dissipation. Underneath its solid strong cover lie three gaming required M.2 Key M sockets for high speed SSDs.


    Strengthens the motherboard to prevent bending caused by heavy coolers or graphics cards with better airflow and enhanced stability.

    Dr. MOS

    Dr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications! Compared to traditional discrete MOSFETs, it intelligently delivers higher current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.

    Premium 60A Power Choke

    Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock’s premium 60A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.

    Heat Dissipating PCB Technology

    Luxurious features extend to the onboard heat dissipating PCB points. Heat Dissipating PCB gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch and this design effectively takes the heat away from PCB and lower down the temperature up to 4.1 degrees!

    2oz Copper PCB

    2 ounce copper inner layers that provide stable signal traces and power shapes! Delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking, it's able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performance!


    ASRock motherboards deliver stunning performance and superior aesthetics to rule your own colorful lighting way! ASRock offers a very comprehensive control to perform the built-in RGB LEDs or the connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any RGB devices smoothly. Devices can be synchronized across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories as well.

    Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax

    Welcome to the new Wi-Fi standard! ASRock’s motherboard equipped with next generation Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter. The speed will be working up to 2.4Gbps and it will also natively operate with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously. Significant improvement in bi-directional MU-MIMO support is another attractive feature as well.

    Dragon 2.5 Gb/s LAN

    The intelligent 2.5Gb/s LAN platform is built for maximum networking performance for the demanding requirements of home networking, content creators, online gamers and high-quality streaming media. Boost networking performance up to 2.5X the bandwidth compared to the standard gigabit Ethernet, you’ll enjoy the faster and uncompromised connectivity experience for gaming, file transfers and backups.

    Automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.

    Reinforced Steel Slot [PCIe 4.0 Version]

    The reinforced steel slot comes with the next generation PCI Express 4.0 standard.

    USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C

    The latest USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C delivers up to 20 Gbps data transfer rate which is 2x as fast as previous generation, providing a blazing fast data transfer interface with reversible USB Type-C design that fits the connector either way.

    Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C

    Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C header delivers up to 10 Gbps data transfer rate and next generation reversible USB design to the front panel of computer case.

    Full Spike Protection

    Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard’s components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.

    Gold Audio Jacks

    Everything will wear off in time, but gold looks better! Gold audio jack provides stable sound transmission!

    Water Pump Header

    This is not only a standard CPU fan header, but also supports water pumps! This header provides a maximum of 2A power for supporting the most popular water pumps. User also can adjust the voltage of water pump to get higher cooling performance with lower noise.


    Unique Feature

    • ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2
    • ASRock Front Panel Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header (10 Gb/s)
    • ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C Port (20 Gb/s)
    • ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
    • ASRock Super Alloy
    • XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    • Premium 60A Power Choke
    • 50A Dr.MOS
    • Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
    • Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Black Caps)
    • Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    • I/O Armor
    • Matte Black PCB
    • High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    • 2oz Copper PCB 2.5G LAN
    • Intel® 802.11ax WiFi
    • ASRock Steel Slots
    • ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink
    • ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
    • ASRock Ultra USB Power
    • ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
    • ASRock Live Update & APP Shop


    • Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors (LGA1200)
    • Digi Power design
    • 15 Power Phase design
    • Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology
    • Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
    • Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
    • Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine III


    • Intel® Z490


    • Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    • 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    • Supports DDR4 4666+(OC)* / 4600 / 4500 / 4400 / 4333/4266(OC) / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    • Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    • Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB
    • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
    • 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots


    • 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
    • ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
    • SMBIOS 2.7 Support
    • CPU Core/Cache, CPU GT, DRAM, VPPM, VCCSFR, VCCPLL, VCCSTG, VCCSTG_OUT, PCH Voltage, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, CPU Internal PLL, GT PLL, Ring PLL, System Agent PLL, Memory Controller PLL Voltage Multi-adjustment


    • Hardware Accelerated Codecs: AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 8bit, HEVC/H.265 10bit, VP8, VP9 8bit, VP9 10bit, MPEG 2, MJPEG, VC-1
    • Graphics, Media & Compute: Microsoft® DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Intel® Built In Visuals, Intel® Quick Sync Video, Hybrid / Switchable Graphics, OpenCL 2.1
    • Display & Content Security: Rec. 2020 (Wide Color Gamut), Microsoft® PlayReady 3.0, Intel® SGX Content Protection, UHD/HDR Blu-ray Disc
    • Dual graphics output: support HDMI and DisplayPort 1.4 ports by independent display controllers
    • Supports HDMI 1.4 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 30Hz
    • Supports DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 60Hz
    • Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 1.4 Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
    • Supports HDCP 2.3 with HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.4 Ports
    • Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.4 Ports


    • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
    • Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    • Supports Surge Protection
    • WIMA Audio Capacitors (For Front Outputs)
    • ESS SABRE9218 DAC for Front Panel Audio (130dB SNR)
    • Pure Power-In
    • Direct Drive Technology
    • PCB Isolate Shielding
    • Impedance Sensing on Rear Out port
    • Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
    • Gold Audio Jacks
    • 15μ Gold Audio Connector
    • Nahimic Audio


    • 1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Dragon RTL8125BG)
    • Supports Dragon 2.5G LAN Software
    • Smart Auto Adjust Bandwidth Control
    • Visual User Friendly UI
    • Visual Network Usage Statistics
    • Optimized Default Setting for Game, Browser, and Streaming Modes
    • User Customized Priority Control
    • Supports Wake-On-LAN
    • Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    • Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    • Supports PXE
    • 1 x Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel® I219V)
    • Supports Wake-On-LAN
    • Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    • Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    • Supports PXE

    Wireless LAN

    • Intel® 802.11ax WiFi Module
    • Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
    • Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    • Supports WiFi6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps)
    • 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
    • Supports Bluetooth 5.1 + High speed class II
    • Supports MU-MIMO


    • 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE3/PCIE5: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3); triple at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3) / x4 (PCIE5))
    • 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots
    • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    • Supports NVIDIA® and SLI™
    • Support NVIDIA® SLI™ with NVIDIA® Quadro graphics cards
    • Supports NVIDIA® NVLink™ with dual NVIDIA® GeForce RTX series graphics cards
    • 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ax PCIe WiFi module (on the rear I/O)
    • 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)


    • 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 17), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    • 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    • 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)
    • 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)
    • 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_3), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)


    • 1 x SPI TPM Header
    • 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
    • 2 x RGB LED Headers
    • 2 x Addressable LED Headers
    • 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
    • 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
    • 6 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
    • 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    • 2 x 8 pin 12V Power Connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    • 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
    • 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin) (Supports ASRock Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC R2.0 Card only)
    • 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Intel® Z490) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (ASMedia ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header (Intel® Z490) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
    • 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
    • 1 x Power Button with LED
    • 1 x Reset Button with LED

    Rear Panel I/O
    • 2 x Antenna Ports
    • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    • 1 x HDMI Port
    • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
    • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C Port (20 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM3242) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)**
    • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
    • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
    Software and UEFI
    • ASRock Motherboard Utility (A-Tuning)
    • ASRock Dragon 2.5G LAN Software
    • ASRock Polychrome SYNC*
    • ASRock EZ Mode
    • ASRock Full HD UEFI
    • ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
    • ASRock Instant Flash
    • ASRock Internet Flash
    • ASRock Easy RAID Installer
    Support CD
    • Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
    • Quick Installation Guide, Support CD
    • 4 x SATA Data Cables
    • 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
    • 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
    • 1 x ASRock Screwdriver
    • 3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
    • 2 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets
    Hardware Monitor
    • Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    • Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    • Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    • Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    • Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, VPPM, PCH, VCCSA, VCCST, VCCIO, VCCFSR_OC, VCCSFR
    Form Factor
    • ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
    • 2oz Copper PCB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
    • FCC, CE
    • ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)