Today, we’ll be taking a look at the ASRock Z590 PG Velocita Motherboard featuring the Intel Z590 chipset, and is compatible for both the previous 10th gen, and the latest 11th Gen (Rocket Lake) Intel Core processors, which is based on the LGA1200 socket. It supports PCIe 4.0 standards and memory speeds of up to DDR4-4800 (OC).
The board is packed with some great features including 2 x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, and 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, 6 x SATA3 ports, 1 x Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4), 2 x Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3) slots for SSDs. And for connectivity, you get 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN, as well as the latest Killer E3100G 2.5GB LAN and Killer AX1675x Wifi 6E.
As far are I/O is concerned, it comes with 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Front Type-C (20Gb/s), Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A+C (10Gb/s), 10 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (6 x Rear, 4 x Front). And as usual, the Z590 PG Velocita comes with all of ASRock’s great features including the SuperAlloy, Dr.MOS, 14 Phase Dr.MOS Power Design, 7.1 HD Nahimic Audio and of course ASRock’s Polychrome Sync.
According to Intel, the Z590 chipset along with their Rocket Lake 11th Gen processors, supposed to be designed for the gamers and Overclockers who demand the best—with supercharged performance, advanced overclocking capabilities. Let’s take a look at the block diagram below.
Intel Z590 Chipset
Here’s a quick overview of Intel’s Z590 chipset. It’s designed for gamers and overclockers who demand the best.
Take control of your gaming experience with the Intel® Z590 chipset and unlocked 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. This chipset is expressly designed for the gamers and Overclockers who demand the best—with supercharged performance, advanced overclocking capabilities, immersive visuals, and impressive connectivity and storage. The Intel® Z590 Chipset equips you with all the technologies you need to game, overclock, stream, create, and more at the highest level. Prepare to up your game, push the limits, and be elite.
Learn more at Intel’s website.
ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.
ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.
Killer DoubleShot Pro
ASRock informed us that they’ve included a new special feature by Killer called ‘Double Shot Pro’. It combines the speed of both the onboard Killer 2.5G LAN connection (2.5 Gbps) as well as the Killer Wifi 6E (2.4 Gbps), giving you a theoretical maximum output speed of 4.9 Gbps. You can check out the full how-to article here.
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.
We’ll be testing the ASRock Z590 PG Velocita Motherboard along with an Intel Core i9-11900K, 16GB DDR4-4400 ram, Gigabyte Aorus PCIE Gen4 SSD, and a GeForce RTX 2080. It’ll be interesting to see how well this system will perform, against other Z590 motherboards we’ve tested in the past. I’m expecting some decent scores in all of our benchmarks.
OK, let’s not waste anymore time, and start by checking out the specifications and features of the ASRock Z590 PG Velocita Motherboard on our next page.
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