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Brand - ASRock, Model - ASRock Z590 Extreme, Chipset Brand - Intel, Chipset - Intel Z590, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Supported CPU - Core i9, i7, i5, i3, Pentium, Celeron processors, Generation - 10th/11th Gen, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 11th Gen up to 4800+(OC), 10th Gen up to 4600+(OC), Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Graphics - Integrated Graphics, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6.0 Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 3 x M.2 slots (1 x Hyper M.2, type 2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4), (1 x Ultra M.2, type 2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4), (1 x Ultra M.2, type 2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4)), LAN Chipset - Dragon RTL8125BG, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec, Audio Channel - 7.1 Channel, Wi-Fi - Yes, Wi-Fi Technology - WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.0, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, SATA Port - 6, BIOS Type - 128MB Flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI Legal BIOS, BIOS Version - ACPI 6.0, SMBIOS 2.7, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - 1, TPM Port - 1, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Polychrome SYNC, RGB Connector - 2 x RGB LED Headers, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - ASRock 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. This motherboard is capable of accomadating multiple M.2 storage devices, one of which can even support next generation PCI Express 4.0 M.2 SSD, it is capable of performing twice the speed compared to previous 3rd generation, giving a lightning fast data transferring experience., Others - 2 x Addressable LED Headers, 1 x CPU Fan Connector, 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector, 5 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors, 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector, 2 x 8 pin 12V Power Connectors, 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector, 1 x Power Button with LED, 1 x Reset Button with LED, 2 x Antenna Ports, 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port, 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports, HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone, Supports Wireless LAN: IEEE 802.11a, b, g, n, ax, Certifications: FCC, CE, ErP/EuP, Warranty - 3 Year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.