We start with ASRock's models by opening up our overview of each Z590 motherboard in alphabetical order (by the vendor). ASRock uses the latest Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E CNVi across its models. There is also an an ASRock Graphics Card Holder, designed to support bulky cards.

ASRock Z590 Taichi

Many years ago, ASRock entered into a sponsorship deal with a successful gamer to produce its gaming models. What they got was mostly a name to sell the hardware, and since then ASRock's most notable motherboard line is now the Taichi. Originally unveiled for Intel's Z270 chipset, it's a regular mainstay with its solid blend of cogwheel inspired aesthetics and premium features. The ASRock Z590 Taichi is ATX and looks to be the brand's flagship model at present.

ASRock Z590 Taichi with ASRock's new GPU holder

For 2021, the ASRock Z590 Taichi has opted for a more clean-cut all-black aesthetic, with RGB LED lighting elements within the rear panel, the chipset heatsink, and the underside of the board at the right-hand side. ASRock is also advertising an 8-layer PCB with a 14-phase power delivery with 90 A power stages. The Z590 Taichi includes three full-length slots, with the top slot operating at PCIe 4.0 x16, two of them running at x8/x8, and a single small PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. Other features include triple M.2 slots, with one operating at PCIe 4.0 x4 from the CPU and two with PCIe 3.0 x4 from the chipset. These final two have SATA support, as well as the eight traditional SATA ports. It also includes four memory slots with support for DDR4-5000 memory, with a maximum capacity of 128 GB.

The rear panel includes dual Thunderbolt/USB 4.0 Type-C ports, with two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A and four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A ports. It includes dual Ethernet, one driven by a Killer E3100G 2.5 G NIC and the other by an undisclosed Intel Gigabit controller. Wireless connectivity comes from an undisclosed Wi-Fi 6E interface, likely the Intel AX210, which includes support for BT 5.2. It uses a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec for onboard audio, with an assisting ESS Sabre ES9128 DAC for uprated audio capability. There is also a single HDMI video output.

At the time of writing, ASRock hasn't shared details on its Z590 pricing.

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  • DanNeely - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    I'm a bit surprised they went to an x8 3.0 link on the chipset instead of an x4 4.0 one, even if everything coming off of the chipset is still limited to 3.0 speed.
  • QinX - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Might be because it makes routing the traces easier, they don't have to adhere to the PCIe 4.0 signal requirements. Downside would be that more pins are required.
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  • Eskimonster - Saturday, January 30, 2021 - link

    Get out of here liar
  • Tek_Soup - Saturday, January 23, 2021 - link

    Cause intel, didnt make the Z590 Chipset Pcie 4.0 not gigabytes Fault. We can buy new boards again later this year.
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Other being quite boring platform , there is noticeable lack of M-ATX offerings.
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Also it seems like even with properly finned heatsinks Gigabyte Aorus master requires a fan to cool VRMs which is not a good sign.
  • g85222456 - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    active fan on Z590? this is not X570 bro you must be joking lol
  • haukionkannel - Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - link

    He is not joking,,,

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