ASRock is the latest to unveil its new family of Intel 500-series motherboards, led by the flagship ASRock Z590 Taichi motherboard.


Right out of the gate you can see the unique and super-slick design work that ASRock has crafted with the Z590 Taichi motherboard, something it offers "uncompromised performance" with. Along side that, we also get tremendous features that are offered very nicely in an extremely slim form. For example the zip-lock system that allows you to secure your fans in place with the inclusion of a convenient lock/unlock button. So whether you have large CPU heatsinks on the motherboard or loose power leads on the top or back side, one of the things that ASRock gives you is an array of convenient bundled tools for your fitting needs. We can see that included here is the 800 MHz OC Tweaker Chip and a CPU cooler cooler guide. We wanted to speak with Tyler Gutek, Founder and Managing Director of ASRock, about the Z590 Taichi motherboard.

ASRock Z590 Taichi and Intel CRB5 Express Chipset Specifications Processor Intel 7th Generation Core i7-7700K with Intel® HD Graphics 630 Operating System Windows 10 64-bit Memory Socket Supported 2x 8-Pin CPU Power Supply / Form Factor 120 mm cooler height Black feature making motherboard visible Expansion Slots 7 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots

4 PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots Displays DVI-D


Mini DisplayPort / DisplayPort to HDMI

Digital / Analog

USB 3.1 &

Serial Power USB 2.0 USB 3.1 Internal / External Power / Reset Reset button on back panel Overclocking Overclocking Not supported Platform Chipset Z170 Chipset Mounting Supported M-ATX, D-ATX, B-ATX Motherboard Krait L-POWER 12N4-M

The Z590 motherboard also supports Intel XMP Technology (Intel Management Engine) along with RDIMM slots on the backpanel, which in my case I use a 240 TB SSD and a 240 GB SATA SSD as my base storage.

Here's a look at the USB ports, along with internal and external power in a risky case for me.

HARDOCP: In this business we just want to hit the broadest market and ASRock is well on its way to doing that by being arguably the funniest brand in this space. You've gotta love their marketing that's been so phenomenally crafted, even outside of the PC market I think they've been really effective. What is the Z590 blaster back then, did you say?

TYLER GUTEK: Well, the Z -- Z.590 blaster, is the back of the Z. The back of