Subsequent up out of the ASRock secure is the Z590 PG Velocita. The Z590 model of this board comes with an improved look, enhanced energy supply, PCIe 4.0 functionality in your GPU and M.2 machine, quick Killer-based networking and extra. Priced round $300, the PG Velocita lands as a feature-rich mid-range choice within the Z590 panorama.
ASRock’s Z590 lineup is much like the previous-generation Z490 product stack. On the time we wrote this, ASRock has 12 Z590 motherboards listed. On the high is Z590 Taichi, adopted by the PG Velocita we’re right here, and three Phantom Gaming boards, together with a Micro-ATX choice. Moreover, there are two skilled boards within the Z590 Pro4 and Z590M Pro4, two Steel Legend boards, two Excessive boards (additionally extra on the finances finish), and a Mini-ITX board spherical out the product stack. Between value, measurement, seems, and options, ASRock ought to have a board that works for everybody trying to dive headlong into Rocket Lake.
Efficiency testing on the PG Velocita went properly and produced scores which might be as quick or quicker than the opposite Z590 boards we’ve examined up to now. The PG Velocita eschews Intel specs, permitting the Intel Core i9-11900K to stretch its legs versus boards that extra carefully observe these specs. Overclocking went properly, with the board capable of run our CPU at each inventory speeds and the 5.1 GHz overclock we’ve settled on. Reminiscence overclocking additionally went properly, with this board working our DDR4 3600 sticks at 1:1, and DDR4 4000 was good and secure after just a few tweaks to voltage to get it there.
The Z590 PG Velocita is an iterative replace, similar to most different Z590-based motherboards. The newest model makes use of a Killer-based 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6E community stack, provides a entrance panel USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Kind-C port, premium Realtek audio codec (although it’s final technology’s flagship), three M.2 sockets and extra. We’ll dig into these particulars and different options under. However first, listed here are the total specs from ASRock.
Specs – ASRock Z590 PG Velocita
|Voltage Regulator||14 Section (12+2, 50A MOSFETs)|
|Video Ports||(1) HDMI|
|(1) DisplayPort (v1.4)|
|USB Ports||(2) USB 3.2 Gen 2, Kind-A and Kind-C (10 Gbps)|
|(6) USB 3.2 Gen 1, Kind-A (10 Gbps)|
|(2) USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)|
|Community Jacks||(1) 2.5 GbE|
|Audio Jacks||(5) Analog + SPDIF|
|PCIe x16||(2) v4.0 x16, (x16/x0, x8/x8 – Additionally x8/x8/x4 – PCIe 3.0)|
|PCIe x4||(1) v3.0 x4|
|PCIe x1||(1) v3.0 x1|
|CrossFire/SLI||AMD Quad CrossFireX, 3-Approach, and CrossFireX|
|DIMM slots||(4) DDR4 4800+(OC), 128GB Capability|
|M.2 slots||(1) PCIe 4.0 x4 / PCIe (as much as 80mm)|
|(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / PCIe (as much as 80mm)|
|(1) PCIe 3.0 x4 / PCIe (as much as 110mm) *Helps RAID 0 and 1|
|SATA Ports||(6) SATA3 6 Gbps *Helps RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10|
|USB Headers||(1) USB v3.2 Gen 2×2 (Entrance Panel Kind-C)|
|(2) USB v3.2 Gen 1|
|(1) USB v2.0|
|Fan/Pump Headers||(7) 4-Pin|
|RGB Headers||(2) ARGB (3-pin)|
|(2) RGB (4-pin)|
|Different Interfaces||FP-Audio, TPM|
|Diagnostics Panel||Dr. Debug 2-character LED|
|Inner Button/Swap||Energy and Reset buttons, reset CMOS button|
|Ethernet Controller(s)||(1) Killer E3100G (2.5 GbE)|
|(1) Intel I219-V (GbE)|
|Wi-Fi / Bluetooth||(1) Killer AX1675x (WiFi-6E, 2×2 160 Hz/6 GHz, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, BT 5.2)|
|USB Controllers||Asmedia ASM1042A (plus re-drivers)|
|HD Audio Codec||Realtek ALC1220|
|DDL/DTS Join||✗ / ✗|
Together with the motherboard, the field contains a number of equipment starting from cables to graphic card holders and a further VRM fan. The included equipment ought to get you began with no journey to the shop. Under is a whole checklist of all included extras.
- Assist DVD / Fast set up Information
- Graphics card holder
- Wi-Fi Antenna
- (4) SATA cables
- (3) Screw package deal for M.2 sockets
- (3) Standoffs for M.2 sockets
- Wi-fi dongle USB bracket
- 3010 Cooling Fan with bracket
- 4010 Cooling Fan bracket
When you take away the Z590 PG Velocita from the field, one of many first belongings you’ll discover (in the event you’re aware of the earlier mannequin) are the design adjustments. ASRock sticks with the black and purple theme however forgoes the purple stenciling on the black PCB from the final technology. The VRM heatsinks are giant, linked by way of heatpipe and actively cooled out of the field by a small fan hidden within the left heatsink. ASRock contains a further small fan and brackets for the highest VRM heatsink (we didn’t use this in any take a look at). The rear IO cowl additionally sports activities the black and purple Phantom Gaming design theme, together with the ASRock branding lit up with RGB lighting. The heatsinks on the underside half of the board cowl the three M.2 sockets and the chipset heatsink. The latter sports activities a PCB and chip below clear plastic for a novel look. General, I just like the adjustments ASRock made to the looks of this board, and it ought to slot in properly with extra construct themes.
As we glance nearer on the high half of the board, we begin by specializing in the VRM space. These aren’t probably the most sturdy components under the heatsink, so further cooling is welcomed. Simply above the VRM heatsinks are two 8-pin EPS connectors (one required) to energy the processor. To the best of the socket space are 4 unreinforced DRAM slots with latches on one facet. ASRock lists supported speeds as much as DDR4 4800(OC) with a most capability of 128GB. As all the time, your mileage could range as assist relies on the CPU’s IMC and the package you employ to achieve these speeds.
Positioned above the DRAM slots, we discover the primary two (of seven) 4-pin fan headers. The CPU/Water Pump and Chassis/Water Pump headers each assist 24W/12A, with the rest of the fan headers supporting 12W/1A. There are many fan/pump headers on this board to assist the motherboard working all of them with no controller in the event you select. A 3rd 4-pin header is positioned on this space, whereas a fourth is in an odd spot, just under the left VRM heatsink. Outdoors of that, all headers auto-sense if a 3- or 4-pin connector is connected.
Simply to the best of the fan headers up high are an ARGB (3-pin) and RGB header (4-pin). You’ll discover the opposite two on the underside fringe of the board. The Polychrome Sync software controls these LEDs and any connected to the headers.
On the best edge are energy and reset buttons, whereas just under these are the 24-pin ATX header for energy to the board. Slightly below that is the primary USB 3.2 Gen1 entrance panel header and the USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Kind-C entrance panel header.
ASRock makes use of a 12-phase configuration for the CPU. Energy goes by means of the 8-pin EPS connector(s) and is distributed to the Renesas ISL69269 (X+Y+Z=12) controller. The controller then sends energy to 6 Renesas ISL6617A part doublers and at last onto the 12 Vishay 50A SIC654 DrMOS energy levels. This gives 600A complete to the CPU. Whereas not the very best worth we’ve seen, the VRM’s simply dealt with our CPU at inventory and overclocked, with some assist from the lively cooling fan. This board comes with one other fan, nonetheless, we selected to not use it and after testing, discovered there wasn’t a necessity for it.
Transferring all the way down to the underside half of the board, we’ll begin on the left facet with audio. Hidden under the plastic shroud is the premium Realtek ALC1220 codec. ASRock selected to go together with the final technology’s flagship answer as a substitute of leaping as much as the newest 4000 collection Realtek codec, more likely to minimize prices. We additionally spy just a few Nichicon Effective Gold audio capacitors poking by means of the stated shroud. This board doesn’t have a flowery DAC as costlier boards are likely to, however this answer will nonetheless be passable for an awesome majority of customers.
In the midst of the board, we see three full-length bolstered PCIe slots (and an x1 slot) in addition to the heatsinks that cowl the three M.2 sockets. Beginning with the PCIe configuration, when utilizing eleventh gen CPU, the highest two slots are PCIe 4.0 succesful with the slot breakdown as follows: x16/x0, x8/x8, or x8/x8/x4 (PCIe 3.0). ASRock says the PG Velocita helps Quad CrossfireX, 3-Approach CrossFireX and CrossfireX. As is more and more widespread, there’s no point out of SLI assist. The x1 slot is linked by way of the chipset and runs at PCIe 3.0 x1 speeds.
M.2 storage, the highest socket, M2_1, is linked on to the CPU and gives the quickest speeds (PCIe 4.0 x4 @ 64 Gbps), supporting as much as 80mm gadgets. The second slot down, M2_2, is chipset linked, supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 speeds and accepting SATA-based modules. The underside socket, M2_3, can be fed from the chipset and runs each SATA-based drives and PCIe, at 3.0 x4 speeds. If M2_2 is occupied, SATA ports 0/1 will likely be disabled. If M2_3 has a SATA-type drive put in, SATA 3 will likely be disabled. Within the worst-case state of affairs, when all M.2 sockets are populated (one with a SATA drive), you’ll nonetheless have three SATA ports obtainable as properly. The highest two sockets maintain as much as 80 mm modules whereas the underside helps as much as 110 mm drives.
To the best of the PCIe socket sits the chipset heatsink and its PCB-under-plexi look. Persevering with to the best edge, we spot one other 4-pin fan/pump header, the second USB 3.2 Gen1 header and 6 SATA ports. Under that’s one other 4-pin fan header and at last a transparent CMOS button to reset your BIOS. Across the SATA ports are the mounting holes for the included GPU assist bar. Together with this within the field is a superb worth add, particularly with graphics playing cards seemingly getting bigger and heavier as time goes on.
Throughout the board’s backside are a number of headers, together with extra USB ports, fan headers and extra. Under is the entire checklist, from left to proper:
- Entrance-panel audio
- Thunderbolt header
- UART header
- RGB and ARGB headers
- USB 2.0 header
- TPM header
- (2) Chassis/WP headers
- Dr. Debug LED
- Temperature sensor, water movement headers
- Entrance panel header
Flipping the board round to the rear IO space, there’s the pre-installed IO plate which matches the colours and design of the remainder of the board. There are 10 USB ports: You get two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (Kind-A and Kind-C), six USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports, all of which have ESD safety. Two of those ports, outlined in purple, are the Lightning ports. The ports are sourced from two totally different controller interfaces, permitting players to attach their mice/keyboard with the bottom jitter latency–according to ASRock. On the video entrance, the PG Velocita contains an HDMI port and DisplayPort to be used with the built-in video on the processor.
Additionally listed here are the Intel (black) and Killer (blue) Ethernet ports on the networking entrance. The Killer LAN can talk straight with the CPU, yielding decrease latency than chipset-connected LAN–again in keeping with ASRock. Subsequent up are the antenna ports for Wi-Fi 6E and, lastly, the gold-plated 5-plug audio stack plus SPDIF.
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