Scan code: LN107246 Manufacturer code: 90-MXBBQ0-A0UAYZ

ASRock Z490 Taichi ATX Motherboard

ASRock Taichi Motherboard, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, Ultra M.2, SLI/CrossFire, 2.5GbE, WiFi ax, ATX

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Scan code: LN107246 Manufacturer code: 90-MXBBQ0-A0UAYZ
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ASRock Z490 Taichi Intel 10th Gen Series ATX Motherboard

ASRock Z490 Taichi Intel 10th Gen ATX Motherboard

An Endless Performance with ASRock Transform your style and PC with revolutionary Z490 motherboards. The ASRock Z490 Taichi ATX motherboard supports 10th Gen and future generation Intel® Core™ Processors and NVIDIA® SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ and features ASRock's premium super alloy for extreme durability and longevity. The integrated I/O shield and wealth of USB 3.2 Gen2 connections allows gamers to experience speedy transfer rates and with the wireless Intel 802.11ax Wi-Fi Module plus Dragon 2.5G LAN, this motherboard is built for maximum networking performance for the demanding requirements of home networking, content creators, online gamers and high-quality streaming media. You'll find Z490 enthusiast level motherboards are well equipped with luxury components that allows gamers to be hardware ready for PCI Express 4.0 standard.

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.

Intel Z490Chipset

1200CPU Socket

10th Gen IntelCompatible CPUs

ATXForm Factor

The Taichi Philosophy of Infinite Potential

Design of ASRock Taichi

RULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY WITH POLYCHROME RGB Gamers want a motherboard that fulfills every task – with style! The Z490 Taichi is like water. Shapeless, formless, versatile for any situation. A design that delivers and is more reliable, your PC transformed with revolutionary Z490 motherboards. With 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.

Boost Networking Performance up to 2.5X the Bandwidth

networking connectivity

Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax   |   Dragon 2.5Gb LAN   |   USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 Type-C Featuring the latest Wi-Fi standard 2T2R Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax 2.4Gbps, a significant improvement in bi-directional MU-MIMO support is another attractive feature as well. The flexible integrated I/O shield reserves tolerance for fitting chassis perfectly. Boost your networking performance with Dragon 2.5Gb LAN up to 2.5X than standard Gigabit LAN. Fast and furious USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 Type-C 20Gbps. Additionally, a Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C header delivers up to 10Gbps data transfer rate and next generation reversible USB design to the front panel of computer case.

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

PCIe Gen4

PCIE 4.0 CLOCK GENERATORAn additional external base clock generator that delivers PCI Express 4.0 standard.

Steel Slot

PCIE 4.0 STEEL SLOTEquipped with reinforced steel slot which is based on PCI Express 4.0 hardware requirement.

M.2 Socket

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

Quick Switches

PCIE 4.0 SWITCHESA set of switches that transfer PCI-E 4.0 x16 signal into x8/x8 design.


PCIE 4.0 RE-DRIVERA set of Re-Driver that boosts PCI-E 4.0 signals to longer lengths.

ASRock Z490 Component Breakdown

Design of ASRock Taichi

1. 8+8 Pin Hi-Density Connector   |   2. XXL Heatsink   |   3. Digi Power with Dr.MOS   |   4. 24Pin ATX Hi-Density Connector
5. 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots   |   6. 3x Ultra M.2 Sockets PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3   |   7. 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot

Equipped to Deliver an Extreme Audio Performance

ASRock audio

NAHIMIC AUDIO   |   WIMA AUDIO CAPS   |   ESS 9218 DAC   |   Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec 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. Optimized for high end audio applications, WIMA Audio Caps deliver crystal and balanced sound to satisfy even the pickiest sound enthusiasts. Embrace the audio stunning performance with ES9218 SABRE DAC! True Hi-Fi Audio. No distorted digital signal.

Unbeatable Heatsink Armor

Heatsink Armor

Forged with an aluminium alloy heatsink top cover which effectively improves heat dissipation. Underneath its solid strong cover lie three required M.2 Key M sockets for high speed SSDs.

Fortified with a Metal Backplate


This feature strengthens the motherboard to prevent bending caused by heavy coolers or graphics cards with better airflow and enhanced stability.

Optimized for Effective Water Cooling

Heatsink Design

XXL ALUMINIUM ALLOY HEATSINK WITH ACTIVE FAN DESIGN The XXL Aluminium Alloy Heatsink design with active fan, effectively improves heat dissipation and promotes overall performance. This is aimed for devoted gamers and enthusiasts to bring a new computing experience paired with Intel’s 10-Core processors. Plus, with 0dB Silent Cooling gamers can experience completely silent computing, as this silent cooling feature automatically adjusts fan speed and even command it stop working when the temperature goes low. An integrated water pump header offers a maximum of 2A power for supporting the most popular water pumps. Adjust the voltage of water pump to get higher cooling with lower noise.

Support Software for your ASRock Motherboard


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


LIVE UPDATE & APP SHOPASRock 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

Core Specifications
Edition Z49O Taichi
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1200
Chipset Intel Z490
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) ECC/Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2800
  • DDR4 - 2933
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3733(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4333(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4500(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4666+(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB
Audio Realtek ALC1220 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support Supported
AMD CrossFire Support 2-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2 Key E Vertical (Supports WiFi Modules)
  • 1 x M.2, 22-30/42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen3/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-60/80, PCIe Gen3/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-80, PCIe Gen3
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via Intel® SATA RAID 0/1/10/5
Storage Mode Support
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology 17
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 5
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 6 x 4-pin CHA_FAN connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin W_PUMP+ Connector
  • 2 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x Power Button with LED
  • 1 x Power LED / Speaker Header
  • 1 x Reset Button with LED
  • 2 x RGB LED connector
  • 8 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector (5-pin)
  • 1 x TPM (SPI_TPM) header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Front Panel Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax WiFi LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000/2500)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x 802.11ax WiFi + BT5
  • 1 x Intel® I219 (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 2 x Antenna Ports
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Headphone-Out
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 2 x RJ-45
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling PCH Fan & Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 244 x 305 mm
Additional Information
Scan Code LN107246
Model Number 90-MXBBQ0-A0UAYZ
GTIN 4710483931185

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36 months
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DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
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ASRock Z490 Taichi ATX Motherboard
ASRock Z490 Taichi ATX Motherboard