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.REVOLUTIONARY Z490 MOTHERBOARDSYour PC TransformedStyle . More reliable. Design that delivers.PCI Express 4.0 Hardware ReadyWelcome 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 PCIE 4.0 Clock GeneratorAn additional external base clock generator that delivers PCI Express 4.0 standard.PCIE 4.0 Steel SlotEquipped with reinforced steel slot which is based on PCI Express 4.0 hardware requirement.PCIE 4.0 M.2 SocketHyper M.2 Key M socket, wth PCI Express 4.0 hardware for x4 high speed SSDs.PCIE 4.0 SwitchesA set of switches that transfer PCI-E 4.0 x16 signal into x8/x8 design.PCIE 4.0 Re-DriverA set of Re-Driver that boosts PCI-E 4.0 signals to longer lengths.Optimized for Water Cooling XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink with Active FAN DesignXXL 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 Intels 10-core processors.0dB Silent CoolingRealize the completely silent computing by automatically adjusts fan speed and even command it stop working when the temperature goes low.Its recommended to use water cooling on this motherboard to avoid mechnical conflict on certain air cooling products.ESS 9218 DAC 130dB SNREmbrace the audio stunning performance with ES9218 SABRE DAC- True Hi-Fi Audio. No distorted digital signal- 130dB SNR- 112dB THDN and supports higher impedance up to 600 O headphoneWIMA Audio CapsOptimized for high end audio applications Deliver crystal and balanced sound to satisfy even the pickiest audiophile.Nahimic AudioWhether 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 ArmorForged 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.METAL BACKPLATEStrengthens the motherboard to prevent bending caused by heavy coolers or graphics cards with better airflow and enhanced stability.Dr. MOSDr.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 ChokeCompared to traditional chokes, ASRocks 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 TechnologyLuxurious 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 degrees2oz Copper PCB2 ounce copper inner layers that provide stable signal traces and power shapes Delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking, its able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performanceRULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY – POLYCHROME RGBASRock 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.Wi-Fi 6 802.11axWelcome to the new Wi-Fi standard ASRocks 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 LANThe 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, youll 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 VersionThe 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-CThe 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-CFront 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.XXL Aluminum Alloy HeatsinkExtra large aluminum alloy heat sinks that effectively take away heat from the MOSFET and chipset so that your whole system may perform more stable.I/O ArmorA new designed protective cover for all of the crucial parts near the motherboards rear I/O, so that they wont easily be damaged by static electricity.High Density Glass Fabric PCBHigh Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.Matte Black PCBA new mysterious matte black and copper color scheme to match the prestigious components on ASRocks high-end motherboards.2oz Copper PCBUsing only carefully selected copper materials for PCB layers, 2oz Copper PCB delivers lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.Gold Audio JacksEverything will wear off in time, but gold looks better Gold audio jack provides stable sound transmissionWater Pump HeaderThis 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.Live Update & APP ShopASRock 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.moreFull Spike ProtectionSome 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 motherboards components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.