ASRock Z790 LiveMixer Motherboard Review

Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the ASRock Z790 LiveMixer Motherboard. This motherboard utilises Intel’s Z790 chipset and supports all the latest Intel 13th and 12th Gen core processors on the LGA1700 socket.

It features a powerful 14+1+1 Power Phase Design with Dr.MOs for Vcore + GT to give you that extra stability. It comes with 1 x PCIE 5.0 x16 slot for next-gen graphics card, 2 x PCIE 4.0 x16 slot, 1 x PCIE 3.0 x1 slot and a M.2 Key-E slot for WiFi. It also supports DDR5 ram with speeds of up to DDR5-7200+ OC.

The ASRock Z790 LiveMixer comes with some really unique looking heatsinks with a purple graffiti design, that covers the VRM/Mofets and the I/O hood, as well as the chipset and M.2 slot. It looks great and it’s perfect for any streamer or modder who really wants to show-off the motherboard in their PC.

For storage, you get 1 x Blazing M.2 (PCIe Gen5x4), 4 x Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4), as well as 4 additional SATA ports for your SSDs.

It also features a Displayport, HDMI port and a unique eDP port for ASRock’s internal LCD. This eDP port allows users to attached ASRock’s internal 13.3-inch IPS LED monitor for modders, power user and gamers to increase their productivity.

For USB ports you get loads, including 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (2 Type-C and 2 Type-A), there’s also 8 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 at the front and 4 in the rear) and finally a total of 10 x USB 2.0 ports.

For connectivity, you get the Dragon 2.5G LAN, but sadly no onboard WiFi. If you want WiFi you have to get the optional M.2 Key-E add-on.

And finally, you get all of ASRock’s usual features including the 7.1 HD Nahimic audio, 2oz copper PCB, Lightning gaming ports, and Polychrome Sync.


Intel Z790 Chipset

The 13th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors, when paired with the Z790 chipset, deliver the breakthrough performance and features that gamers, creators, and professionals need to work at their best. Optimized for overclocking1 and precision tuning when paired with an unlocked processor, the Z790 chipset empowers you with the control and confidence to choose the best performance and thermal characteristics for the task at hand. Harness the processing power, responsiveness, and connectivity of up to 38 high-speed I/O lanes—including 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes, 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes, and 5 USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20G) ports—as well as Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) to take your gaming, content creation, and productivity to the next level.

The Z790 chipset allows a total 20 usable PCIE 4.0 lanes, with upto a maximum memory capacity of 128GB. It’s also capable of up to 10 x USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gbps, 10 x USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps and up to 5 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 20Gbps.

Below is the SKU chart of all the available Intel 13th Gen Core processors (Raptor Lake) at launch.


I would like to thank ASRock for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what ASRock has to say about themselves on their 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.

We’ll be testing this motherboard using an Intel Core i9-13900K, along with some nice DDR5-6200 ram and a GeForce RTX 3090 to see how it peforms.

Let’s jump straight in and begin by taking a look at the specifications and features in our next page.

You can buy the ASRock Z790 LiveMixer motherboard for around USD $250 from Newegg – From Amazon … we will have link to buy soon.


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