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ASRock Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard Released

ASRock Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard Featured

Known for their extreme duribility especially in high stress, overclocked environments, the ASRock Steel Series motherboards just got a new edition to its lineup. Just released, the ASROCK Z390 Steel Legend motherboard is a high end motherboard which supports the latest 8th and 9th gen Intel Core series processors based on on the Intel Z390 Chipset.

The board’s solid and durable construction is one of its more prominate features. The Z390 Steel Legend sports only the highest end components, especially surrounding the CPU VRM which in turn will yeild a much more stable CPU overclock. The motherboard also features a tough design, featuring solid Armor heatsinks over the two M.2 SSD slots which should assist in passively reducing temperatures to the SSDs during high load environments. Additional overbuilt heatsinks assist in cooling core componetns such as chipst and CPU VRM.The VRM consists of 8 phases of 60A chokes or inductors, with high end Nichicon capacitors.

RGB lighting is also included with the motherboard that is easily controlled using ASRock’s RGB sycn software, ASRock Polychrome. To provide RGB support to additional components, the motherboard sports tow 3-pin addressable RGB headers (5V) and a single ARGB 4-pin header (12V).

For more information, take a look at ASRock’s product page.

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ASRock Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard Specifications

Z390 Steel Legend
CPU Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core Processors (Socket 1151)

  • Digi Power design
  • 8 Power Phase design
  • Supports Intel- Supports Intel K-Series unlocked CPUs
  • Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
Chipset Intel Z390
Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
  • Supports DDR4 4266+(OC) / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933(OC) / 2800(OC) / 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
BIOS
  • 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
  • ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
  • SMBIOS 2.7 Support
  • DRAM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, VPPM Voltage Multi-adjustment
Graphics
  • Supports Intel UHD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, Intel Insider, Intel UHD Graphics
  • DirectX 12
  • HWA Encode/Decode: AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 8-bit, HEVC/H.265 10-bit, VP8,
  • VP9 8-bit, VP9 10-bit (Decode only), MPEG2, MJPEG, VC-1 (Decode only)
  • Dual graphics output: Support HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 ports by independent display controllers
  • Supports HDMI 1.4 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 30Hz
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2304) @ 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 2.2 with HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
  • Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
Audio
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1200 Audio Codec)
  • Premium Blu-ray Audio support
  • Supports Surge Protection
  • Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
  • 110dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
  • PCB Isolate Shielding
  • Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
  • Gold Audio Jacks
LAN
  • Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Giga PHY Intel® I219V
  • Supports Wake-On-LAN
  • Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
  • Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
  • Supports PXE
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x16 (PCIE1) / x4 (PCIE4))
  • 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireX
  • 1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module and Intel CNVi (Integrated WiFi/BT)
Storage
  • 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology 16), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
  • 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), 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 Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280
    M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32
    Gb/s)
Onboard Connectors
  • 1 x COM Port Header
  • 1 x SPI TPM Header
  • 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
  • 2 x RGB LED Headers
  • 1 x Addressable LED Header
  • 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
  • 3 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
  • 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
  • 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 3 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
Rear Panel I/O
  • 1 x Antenna Bracket
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Intel Z390) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)

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