The ASRock Z590 Extreme motherboard offers several unique features. It includes ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 with a front panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 header, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port, and a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port. The motherboard also features ASRock Super Alloy components, such as an XXL aluminum alloy heatsink, premium power choke, Dr.MOS technology, high-quality capacitors, and I/O armor. It supports 2.5G LAN, has ASRock Steel Slots for enhanced durability, and comes with a full coverage M.2 heatsink.
The motherboard supports both 10th and 11th Gen Intel Core processors and features Digi Power and 14 power phases for stable power delivery. It supports Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology and is compatible with Intel K-Series unlocked CPUs. The chipset is Intel Z590.
In terms of memory, it supports dual-channel DDR4 memory with four DIMM slots. The maximum capacity of system memory is 128GB, and it supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0.
The BIOS is a 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support. It is compliant with ACPI 6.0 and SMBIOS 2.7. The motherboard offers various graphics options, including support for Intel Xe Graphics Architecture for 11th Gen processors and Gen 9 Graphics for 10th Gen processors. It has dual graphics output with HDMI and DisplayPort ports.
For audio, the motherboard features 7.1 CH HD Audio with Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec, offering premium Blu-ray audio support and surge protection. It also includes LAN capabilities with 2.5 Gigabit LAN (Dragon RTL8125BG) and Gigabit LAN (Intel I219V) ports.
In terms of expansion slots, it has two PCI Express x16 slots, three PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots, and supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireX technologies. It also includes multiple storage options, such as six SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors and M.2 sockets for PCIe and SATA3 modules. RAID configurations are supported for both SATA and M.2 NVMe storage devices.
The motherboard offers various connectors, including USB headers, RGB LED headers, fan connectors, power connectors, and audio connectors. It has a comprehensive rear panel I/O with USB ports, LAN ports, audio jacks, and display connections.
The software and UEFI features include ASRock Motherboard Utility (A-Tuning), ASRock Dragon 2.5G LAN Software, ASRock Polychrome SYNC for RGB lighting control, and various UEFI options such as EZ Mode, Full HD UEFI, and Instant Flash.
The motherboard also includes hardware monitoring capabilities for fan speeds, voltage monitoring, and fan control. It has an ATX form factor with a 2oz copper PCB for improved durability.