ASRock Z490 Steel Legend Motherboard Review

Test Setup

For our tests, we used a test rig which includes the ASRock Z490 Steel Legend Motherboard, along with an Intel Core i9- 10900K (Comet Lake) at default clock speed of 3.7GHz (turbo boost 5.0GHz), as well as 16GB of Thermaltake Toughram RGB DDR4-3200 ram in dual channel mode.

All tests were conducted at turbo clock speeds at a resolution of 1920×1080. High or Ultra settings enabled.


CPU Intel Core i9- 10900K (Comet Lake) at default 3.7GHz with Turbo Boost 5.0GHz 
Cooling Cooler Master Liquid 240
Motherboard ASRock Z490 Steel Legend
Ram 16GB of Thermaltake Toughram RGB DDR4-3200
XMP profiles XMP profile @ DDR4-3200
SSD/HDD Gigabyte Aorus PCIE 4.0 Gen4 M.2 SSD
PSU Cooler Master 850W
VGA card Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 AMP Extreme Core 8GB GDDR6
Nvidia Drivers Latest GeForce Drivers – WHQL
OS Windows 10



AIDA64 Info


CPU-Z Info


Load Temps

Our load temperatures was reached a high of 74 degrees Celsius, which falls within our expectations … 

I would recommend a decent AIO cooler with a 240mm radiator or larger … these Comet Lake processor can pretty hot with a TDP of 125W!


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