ASRock Intel Z490 Steel Legend s1200 ATX Motherboard

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ASRock Z490 Steel Legend, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, M.2 E Key, CrossFire, 2.5GbE, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX
Supports 10th Gen and future generation Intel Core Processors (Socket 1200)
Socket 1200
Intel Z490 Chipset
6 x SATA & 6 x USB Ports
DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
HDMI and Display Port
ATX Form Factor

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ASRock Z490 Steel Legend Intel 10th Gen ATX Motherboard


Introducing the ASRock Intel Z490 Steel Legend ATX motherboard, which supports 10th Gen and future generation Intel® Core™ Processors. The Z490 Steel Legend boasts rapid transfer speed with Dual Ultra M.2 sockets which supports PCIe M.2 SSDs while the full coverage heatsink ensures the SSDs are working at their best. Improve your networking capabilities with LAN up to 2.5X the bandwidth and besides the onboard LAN port, users can choose wireless connections by an M.2 (Key E) slot. The flexible I/O shield features Dual USB 3.2 Gen2 and various connectivity ports and if you look on the Z490 Steel Legend ATX motherboard you'll find a Front USB Type-C header which is a reversible USB design. Whoever said that only K series CPUs and the Z-family platform are capable of being performed with maximum power? Via ASRock BFB (Boost Frequency Boost) Technology, users may install their non K series CPUs to ASRock’s 400 series motherboards (even non Z models) and enjoy the base frequency boost with the hidden power of processors immediately. Enjoy stunning customization with Polychrome RGB Sync lighting, plus incredible Nahimic 3D audio has been optimized to satisfy gamers, movie goers, or anyone who is looking for an outstanding sound experience in high definition.

Please note: Z490 Motherboards are compatible with 10th Gen Intel Core™/ Pentium® CPUs for LGA 1200 socket. These Intel Z490 Motherboards do not share the same socket as Intel's 300 Series Motherboards, they are electrically incompatible & will not work with 9th Gen Intel CPUs.

Get Endless Performance Possibilities with Steel Style


ASRock Z490 Steel Legend provides an outstanding performance and superior aesthetics that let you rule your own way, utilizing the comprehensive control to perform the built-in RGB LEDs or the connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any RGB devices smoothly. Includes two Addressable RGB LED Headers and two RGB LED Headers. Devices can be synchronized across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories as well.

*The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND), with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V), a max of 80 LEDs and length within 2 meters. *The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and length within 2 meters.

Boosted for Maximum Networking Performance

DRAGON 2.5G LAN   |   DUAL USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type A & C)   |   Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

Featuring the flexible integrated I/O shield that reserves tolerance for fitting perfectly without fuss. Boost your networking performance for the demanding requirements of home networking, content creators, online gamers and high-quality streaming media with intelligent 2.5 Gb/s LAN up to 2.5X than standard Gigabit LAN. This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 ports built on the rear I/O for supporting next generation USB 3.2 Gen2 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates. Additionally, a Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C header delivers up to 5Gbps data transfer rate and next generation reversible USB design to the front panel of computer case.

Z490 Steel Legend Component Breakdown

1. Supports 10th Gen and future generation Intel® Core™ Processors
2. Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
3. 24Pin ATX Hi-Density Connector
4. XXL Heatsink
5. 8+8 Pin Hi-Density Connector
6. Digi Power with Dr.MOS
7. PCIe Steel Slot / 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot
8. Dual Ultra M.2 Sockets PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
9. M.2 (Key E) Slot for Wi-Fi (*Module is not included)

Equipped to Deliver an Extreme Audio Performance

Nahimic Audio   |   Gold Audio Caps  |   Realtek Audio

Whether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details. The Z490 Series motherboard offers completely immersive audio and which gold audio jacks this provides stable sound transmission.

Built with a Huge Boost featuring PCI Express 4.0

Hardware Ready and Reinforced!

Welcome to the PCI Express 4.0 new era and be a smart buyer with ASRock motherboards! Z490 enthusiast level motherboards equipped with luxury components that allows geeks to be hardware ready for PCI Express 4.0 standard

An additional external base clock generator that delivers PCI Express 4.0 standard.

Equipped with reinforced steel slot which is based on PCI Express 4.0 hardware requirement.

Hyper M.2 Key M socket, wth PCI Express 4.0 hardware for x4 high speed SSDs.

A Solid M.2 Solution and SSD Armor Protection

Ready for higher capacity and even faster Type 22110 M.2 NVMe SSD to fulfill the need of performance. Two Ultra M.2 sockets that support both SATA3 6Gb/s and PCIe Gen3 x4 modes, pushing data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s. ASRock provides an M.2 armor solution that makes SSDs run in a certain low temperature.

Heat Dissipating PCB Technology

Heat Dissipating PCB gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch and this design effectively takes the heat away from PCB and lower down the temperature up to 4.1 degrees. 2 ounce copper inner layers that provide stable signal traces and power shapes! Delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking, it's able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performance.

Support Software for your ASRock Motherboard

Rock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard’s components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.

ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. Users can download various apps and support software, optimise your system with ease and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.


CPU     Support for 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1200 package

Chipset     Intel® Z490 Chipset

4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB
Supports DDR4 4266+(OC)* / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Onboard Graphics Outputs
- Supports HDMI 1.4 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 30Hz
- Supports DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2304) @ 60Hz

Multi-GPU     2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

PCI Slots
- 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE3: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x16 (PCIE1) / x4 (PCIE3)
- 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots

- 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 17), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
- 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)
- 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_3), supports M Key type 2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)

2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Dragon RTL8125BG)

- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1200 Audio Codec)
- 110dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier

- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Intel® Z490) (Supports ESD Protection)

- 2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Intel® Z490) (Supports ESD Protection)
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (ASMedia ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection)
- 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header (Intel® Z490) (Supports ESD Protection)

Internal Ports
- 1 x SPI TPM Header
- 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
- 2 x RGB LED Headers
- 2 x Addressable LED Headers
- 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 5 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin) (Supports ASRock Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC R2.0 Card only)

Form Factor
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm

Warranty     Three Year Manufacturer Warranty



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