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ASRock Intel Z490 Steel Legend ATX Motherboard

ASRock Z490 Steel Legend, Intel Z490, S 1200, DDR4, SATA3, M.2 E Key, CrossFire, 2.5GbE, USB 3.2 Gen2, ATX

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Scan code: LN107249 Manufacturer code: 90-MXBC10-A0UAYZ
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ASRock Z490 Steel Legend Intel 10th Gen ATX Motherboard

ASRock Z490 Steel Legend Intel 10th Gen ATX Motherboard

TOUGH AS STEEL, TRUE TO LEGEND. 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.

Intel Z490Chipset

1200CPU Socket

10th Gen IntelCompatible CPUs

ATXForm Factor

Get Endless Performance Possibilities with Steel Style

Design of ASRock Steel Legend

RULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY WITH POLYCHROME RGB SYNC 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

networking connectivity

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

Design of ASRock

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

ASRock audio

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

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.

A Solid M.2 Solution and SSD Armor Protection

M.2 Heatsink Armor

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

PCB 2oz copper

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


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


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ASRock Intel Z490 Steel Legend ATX Motherboard
ASRock Intel Z490 Steel Legend ATX Motherboard