Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
14 Phase Dr.MOS Power Design
Supports DDR4 5000MHz (OC)
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Graphics Output Options: HDMI, 2 x Thunderbolt™ Type-C
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Nahimic Audio
8 SATA3, 1 x Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
2 x Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
2 x Thunderbolt™ 4/USB 4.0 Type-C (40Gb/s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Front Type-C (20Gb/s)
2 x Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A (10Gb/s)
8 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 x Rear, 4 x Front)
Killer E3100G 2.5G LAN, Intel® Gigabit LAN
Killer AX1675x 802.11ax(WiFi 6E) + BT 5.2
Lightning Gaming Ports (Patent Pending)
ASRock Graphics Card Holder (Patent Pending)
ASRock Z590 Taichi ATX 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.
Innovative Design & Modernized Materials
Personalized MOS FAN
Optimized FAN design for the better heat disspation. You can choose bundled 3CM high performance fan, or upgrade to your own 4CM fan for better cooling and silence performance.
*3CM fan and 4CM fan bracket included.
ASRock Graphics Card Holder
Install your heavy graphics card on the holder; connect it to your motherboard and chassis with screws. Flexibly slide up and down to perfectly adjust the height required for your graphics card in place.
8LAYER & 2OZ COPPER PCB
The 8 Layer PCB comes with 4 sets of 2 ounce copper inner layers, providing stable signal traces and power shapes and delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking! Thus, it's able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performance!
SPS (Smart Power Stage)
Dr. MOS design features the latest SPS (Smart Power Stage) technology. It’s optimized for monitoring current and temperature of each phase, thus delivering smoother and neater power to the CPU with enhanced performance and OC capability.
Premium 90A Power Choke
Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock’s premium 90A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.
Clever Access Memory
Conventional PC systems processor can only access a fraction of graphics memory and limits system performance. With Clever Access Memory, the data channel gets expanded to harness the full potential of GPU memory, removes the bottleneck and increase performance.
Lightning Gaming Ports
Aimed for die hard gamers and enthusiasts! Lightning Gaming Ports are sourced from two different controller interfaces that allow gamers to connect the high speed mice/keyboard with the lowest jitter latency and win the best performance!
PCIe 4.0 High Speed M.2 Solution
This motherboard is capable of accomadating multiple M.2 storage devices, one of which can even support next generation PCI Express 4.0 M.2 SSD, it is capable of performing twice the speed compared to previous 3rd generation, giving a lightning fast data transferring experience.
Strengthens the motherboard to prevent bending caused by heavy coolers or graphics cards with better airflow and enhanced stability.
Thunderbolt™ 4/USB 4.0 Type-C
Thunderbolt™ 4/USB 4.0 technology brings speed and versatility to the most advanced USB Type-C, offering a fast and simple level of connection for work or home. It enables lightning-fast data transfer up to 40Gbps and connects up to 5 Thunderbolt™ devices with a single wire, and even provides PD 2.0 with 9V@3A (27W).
Just experience the world's fastest connectivity with Thunderbolt™ ready motherboards!
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.
ESS 9218 DAC （130dB SNR）
Embrace the audio stunning performance with ES9218 SABRE DAC!
√ True Hi-Fi Audio. No distorted digital signal
√ 130dB SNR
√ 112dB THD+N and supports higher impedance up to 600 Ω headphone
WIMA Audio Caps
Optimized for high end audio applications! Deliver crystal and balanced sound to satisfy even the pickiest audiophile.
Wireless Dongle USB Bracket
Allow ASRock to be your most trustworthy ally, providing the anti-interference hardware. Place your wireless dongle as far away as possible to prevent the noise impact between the devices on 2.4GHz data spectrum, this Wireless Dongle USB Bracket is packed with selected motherboards to aid you on building your PC without interference.
Killer™ Ethernet E3100 + Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x
The Killer Ethernet controller is designed specically for competitive gamers and performance-hungry users, this motherboard comes with both Killer E3100 2.5G Ethernet & WiFi 6E solution, the enhanced detection and prioritization engine provides the ultimate networking experience for gaming and multimedia applications.
Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz band) is not currently enabled by default due to the different regulation status of each country. It will be activated (for supported countries) through Windows® Update and software update once available. The update is expected to be in the middle of 2021.
Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
Killer DoubleShot Pro allows the use of both the Killer Wireless and Killer Ethernet interfaces work at the same time which will give the end user max throughput as high as 4.9 Gbps, it automatically utilizes the fastest network connection for high priority traffic, this ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link.
Killer DoubleShot™ Pro Benefits:
● Speed: DoubleShot Pro Technology delivers the maximum speed and throughput possible for your computer by allowing your computer to use all of your network adapters at the same time.
● Intelligence: The Killer Prioritization Engine to automatically classify and prioritize high priority traffic like online games, streaming video, and high quality audio to be handled by the systems fastest network interface. This will provide users with a higher quality experience with fewer interruptions.
● Maximum Control: Utilize the Killer Control Center 2.0 to see and manage which network connection your applications are using. Set limits using Visual Bandwidth Control or shut them down completely with application blocking, so they don’t interfere with higher priority apps.
RULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY - POLYCHROME RGB
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.
*The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND), with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V), a max of 80 LEDs and length within 2 meters.
*The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and length within 2 meters.
Reinforced Steel Slot [PCIe 4.0 Version]
The reinforced steel slot comes with the next generation PCI Express 4.0 standard. The various benefits include:
✔ Extra anchor points
✔ Stronger latch
✔ Ensure signal stability
✔ Make sure heavy graphics cards to be well-installed.
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.
2 x USB3.2 Gen2
Delivering data transfer rates up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with optimized power efficiency. USB 3.2 Gen2 technology advances the data transfer rate up to 10Gb/s. ASRock provides 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 ports onboard allows you to have a stunning data transfer experience.
Flexible Integrated I/O Shield
Unlike most so called pre-mounted I/O shield that is only decorated with fancy color schemes. We reserve more tolerance space and allow IO shield is adjustable when installing, thus fitting chassis perfectly without any mechanical issue.
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.
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.
Live Update & APP Shop
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
ASRock USB 4.0
ASRock USB 4.0 Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C Port (40 Gb/s for USB 4.0 protocol; 40Gb/s for Thunderbolt™ protocol)
ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2
ASRock Front Panel Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s)
ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
ASRock Super Alloy
XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
Premium 90A Power Choke
90A SPS (Smart Power Stage)
Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron power choke)
Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
Matte Black PCB
High Density Glass Fabric PCB
8 Layer PCB
2oz Copper PCB
Killer 2.5G LAN
Killer 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E
Killer DoubleShot Pro
ASRock Steel Slots
ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink
ASRock Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4)
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
14 Power Phase design
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology
Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine III
Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors support DDR4 non-ECC, un-buffered memory up to 5000+(OC)*
10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors support DDR4 non-ECC, un-buffered memory up to 4800+(OC)*
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
*11th Gen Intel® Core™ (i9/i7/i5) support DDR4 3200 natively; Core™ (i3), Pentium® and Celeron® support DDR4 2666 natively.
10th Gen Intel® Core™ (i9/i7) support DDR4 2933 natively; Core™ (i5/i3), Pentium® and Celeron® support DDR4 2666 natively.
**Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
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(VCCM, VPPM, VTT), VCCSFR, VCCPLL, VCCSTG, VCCSTG_OUT, PCH Voltage, VCCIO_0, VCCIO_1_2, VCCST, VCCSA, CPU Internal PLL, GT PLL, Ring PLL, System Agent PLL, Memory Controller PLL Voltage Multi-adjustment
11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors support Intel® Xe Graphics Architecture (Gen 12). 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors support Gen 9 Graphics
Three graphics output options: 1 x HDMI and 2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4
Supports Triple Monitor
Supports Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz
Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz**
Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 2.0 Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
Supports HDCP 2.3 with HDMI 2.0 and Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 Ports
*Intel® UHD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.
**11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors support HDMI 2.0. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors support HDMI 1.4.
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)
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
1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Killer E3100G)
Supports Killer LAN Software
Supports Killer DoubleShotTM Pro
Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
1 x Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel® I219V)
Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
Killer AX1675x 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E Module
Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
Supports Dual-Band 2x2 160MHz with extended 6GHz band support*
2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
Supports Bluetooth 5.2 + High speed class II
Supports Killer LAN Software
Supports Killer DoubleShot™ Pro
*Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz band) is not currently enabled by default due to the different regulation status of each country. It will be activated (for supported countries) through Windows® Update and software update once available. The update is expected to be in the middle of 2021.
11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
3 x PCI Express x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4: single at Gen4x16 (PCIE1); dual at Gen4x8 (PCIE1) / Gen4x8 (PCIE2); triple at Gen4x8 (PCIE1) / Gen4x8 (PCIE2) / Gen3x4 (PCIE4))*
10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
3 x PCI Express x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4: single at Gen3x16 (PCIE1); dual at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) / Gen3x8 (PCIE2); triple at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) / Gen3x8 (PCIE2) / Gen3x4 (PCIE4))*
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slot
Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ax module (on the rear I/O)
15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
*Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors*
2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061*
1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors)**
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)**
*M2_2, SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
M2_3, SATA3_4, SATA3_5 and PCIE4 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
**Supports Intel® Optane™ Technology (M2_2 and M2_3 only)
Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 NVMe storage devices*
*RAID function for PCIe mode SSD in M2_1 is only available with Intel® SSD installed.
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)
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (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 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s) (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
*Support in total up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip
**Support in total up to 5V/3A, 15W LED Strip
***The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.
****CPU_FAN2/WP_3A supports the water cooler fan of maximum 3A (36W) fan power.
*****The Chassis/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.
CPU_FAN2/WP_3A, CHA_FAN1/WP, CHA_FAN2/WP, CHA_FAN3/WP, CHA_FAN4/WP, CHA_FAN5/WP and CHA_FAN6/WP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.
Rear Panel I/O
2 x Antenna Ports
1 x HDMI Port
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
2 x USB 4.0 Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C Port (40 Gb/s for USB 4.0 protocol; 40Gb/s for Thunderbolt™ protocol) (Supports ESD Protection)*
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)**
4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A 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)
*Supports USB PD 2.0 up to 9V@3A (27W) / 5V@3A (15W) charging
**USB3_5_6 is from Intel® Z590; USB3_1 is from ASMedia ASM1042A; USB3_2, USB3_3 and USB3_4 are from ASMedia ASM1074 hub.
Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_3 port.
ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_3 port.
Software and UEFI
ASRock Motherboard Utility (A-Tuning)
Killer Control Center
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
*These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
Quick Installation Guide, Support CD
4 x SATA Data Cables
1 x Graphics Card Holder
1 x Wireless Dongle USB Bracket
1 x 3010 Cooling Fan with Bracket and Screw Package
1 x 4010 Cooling Fan Bracket and Screw Package
2 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5/6 GHz Antennas
1 x ASRock Screwdriver
3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
2 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets
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, PCH, VCCSA, VCCIO_0, VCCIO_1_2, VCCFSR_OC
ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
8 Layer PCB
2oz Copper PCB
Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)