Z490 Aqua – ASRock’s flagship Z490 unleashed

VENDOR: ASRock WEB: www.ASRock.com

The leading global motherboard, graphics card and mini PC manufacturer, ASRock, proudly announces its latest flagship motherboard, the Z490 AQUA. To highlight this launch, ASRock is limiting the Z490 AQUA to only 999 units making it extremely valuable.

Z490 Aqua

Feature Packed

Using the latest 16 Phase 90A Dr.MOS & 2oz Copper PCBs, it delivers up to 95% VRM efficiency. To keep VRM’s and 10-core processors cool during sustained heavy loads or overclocking, the Z490 AQUA features an advanced water cooling system which reduces CPU and VRM temperatures dramatically.

Uncompromising Build Quality

Decked in a matte black undershell, the Z490 complements what young gamers want in a machine these days, simple, refined edges encased with a metallic armor which highlights the vibrant, techno LED lighting which screams I’m a water cooling aficionado and a PC mod enthusiast. “Be Aqua, Be Cool” highlights ASRock’s determination to be the frontrunner in water-cooled gaming motherboard manufacturers and the PCIe 4.0 ready means it’s prepped and the hardware is ready with PCI-Express Gen-4 support. By uniquely adding an external base clock generator, PCIe 4.0 components such as extra slots and an M.2 socket we’re assured the motherboard is ready to accommodate the next generation of CPUs.

Z490 Aqua Build Quality

Designed to Show Off Quality LEDs

What sets the Z490 design apart is a bright built-in OLED display featured prominently in the motherboard for users to get status reports on CPU voltage, temperature, system fan speed, system status, and POST status. The colorful green, white and blue hues reflects a techy upgrade onto the matt black and metal finished motherboard giving it this warm, ice look.

Blazing Fast Connectivity

The Z490 AQUA provides superfast connectivity including Intel’s Thunderbolt USB Type-C interface, which delivers breathtaking bandwidth of up to 40Gb/s. AQUANTIA® AQtion™ 10Gbps network and the latest WiFi6 (802.11ax) wireless internet connectivity mean the Z490 AQUA looks good and delivers plenty of firepower.

Z490 Aqua Crystal Clear Audio

Crystal Clear Audio Quality

Onboard ESS9218 DAC delivers true HiFi audio without distortion resulting in crystal clear audio. If features 112dB THD+N  and supports high impedance headphones. Practical WIMA audio caps optimize the sound when working on high-end audio applications to satisfy even the pickiest audiophiles. The Nahimic Audio experience gives vibrant and rich quality sound, whether you are using USB, Wi-Fi, analog, or HDMI outputs. Through the active dashboard interface users can tweak surround sound, voice, bass, and treble to their listening preferences.

Z490 Aqua Liquid Cooling

Whatever the build requirements, the Z490 AQUA sets the pace with strong, industrial server-grade low loss PCB firmness. This allows the Z490 Aqua to hold  water cooling blocks for effective heat dissipation from the CPU and VRM. Unique to all 999 motherboards as well is a set of water cooling fittings for hard tube piping. The perfect kit to build the ultimate water-cooled rig with extreme performance!

For more info please visit the ASRock website

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