ASRock Z590 Extreme Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer ASRock
Name Z590 Extreme
Type / Chipset Intel LGA 1200 CPU / Intel Z590 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 11 mm (27 mm Radius) around the socket to the next capacitor or other mainboard parts – for further information see Fit for Fan. The space to the next bigger heatsink is approx. 34 mm (51 mm radius). The overall size of this ATX motherboard is 305 x 244 mm.
Slots ++++ PCIe 4.0: 1×16, PCIe 3.0: 1×16, 3×1, 4x DDR4-800 – DDR4-3200 11th Gen (DDR4-2933 10th Gen), max 128GB RAM
Connectors +++++ 6x SATA3, 3x Ultra M.2 (Hyper M.2 64 Gb/s Gen4 x4 je nach CPU), 1x M.2 WIFI/BT, 1x PS/2, 1x 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Realtek Dragon RTL8125BG), 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Intel I219V), 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Typ-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Typ-A, 6x USB 3.2 Gen1 Typ-C (4x internal, slot bracket not included in delivery), 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C Front (internal version optional), 6x USB 2.0 (4x internal, slot bracket not included in delivery), 8-channel Realtek ALC1220 onboard 7.1 sound with 5x 3.5 mm jacks (1x optical S/PDIF out, 1x int. Aux, ext. line in, ext. mic, ext. front out, ext. rear out, ext. center/subwoofer), 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI and 7x fan (7x 4Pin).
Vcore ++++ In BIOS Vcore from 0.800 Volt to 1.800 Volt and Vcore -0.100 to +0.300 Offset
Multiplier +++++ In BIOS from 8x to 120x (maximum multi depending on CPU)
BCLK +++++ In BIOS from 97 – 500 MHz
VIO/VDD +++++ DRAM Voltage 1.200 to 1.800V, DRAM Activating Power 2.500 to 2.800V, VCCSA Voltage 0.950 to 1.800V and -0.100 to +0.300 Offset, VCCIO Voltage 0.950 to 1.700V, VCCIN Aux Voltage 1.700 to 2.000V, CPU Standby Voltage 1.050 to 1.300V, GPU Voltage 0.800 Volt to 1.800 Volt and -0.100 to +0.300 Offset, CPU Load Line Calibration 1 to 5, GPU Load Line Calibration 1 to 5.
Performance* ++++ Benchmark values comparison with different graphics cards and benchmark tools.

SiSoftware Sandra benchmark results with Intel Core i5-10500 CPU.
SiSoftware Sandra Arithmetic Processor Performance: 215.92 GOPS
SiSoftware Sandra Multimedia Processor Performance: 610.78 MPixel/s

Benchmark results with Intel Core i5-10500 processor.

ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 graphics card:
3DMark Time Spy: 8172

PCMark10: Overall 5631, Essentials 9381, Productivity 6311, Digital Content Creation 8184

OnBoard Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU (i5-10500):
3DMark Time Spy: 521
PCMark10: Overall 4659, Essentials 9651, Productivity 7381, Digital Content Creation 3852

Manual and Labeling +++ Well placed, complete motherboard description and good manual with a lot of tips about topics like CPU installation, memory installation, etc.. The manual comes in different languages. The manual comes in different languages. In addition a separated Software Setup Guide with UEFI settings is contained.

ASRock Z590 Extreme Layout, Design and Features …