ASRock X570 PG Velocita Motherboard Overview
Taking a first look at the X570 PG Velocita we can see that ASRock is keeping the same color design we are used to seeing with their Phantom Gaming boards. You have a black PCB with red streaks across it. Then you have a combination of silver and black heatsinks again with streaks going across them. Overall I think the X570 PG Velocita has a very attractive design.
Lets start with the CPU socket, which of course is AMD’s AM4 socket. Surrounding the CPU socket are your power delivery components. This board features a 14 phase power design for the CPU, which makes use of Vishay SIC654 Power Stages which offer 50A of output.
The power delivery components are covered by two large heatsinks which are connected by a heatpipe. ASRock has extended the I/O cover to the heatsinks so the top section looks like a single piece. Hiding in the top corner of the board is a 8-pin EPS connector as well as an optional 4-pin.
Moving over to the opposite corner of the board you’ll find 4 headers. You have your CPU fan header, optional CPU fan header, a 3-pin addressable RGB header, and a 4-pin standard RGB header. Along the edge of the board you have a few more connections which include your 24-pin ATX power connection, a USB 3.2 gen 2 internal header, a USB 3.2 gen 1 header, and a 4-pin fan header.
There are four DDR4 DIMM slots on the board which support memory all the way up to 5000 MHz (OC, CPU dependent). The slots are not metal reinforced, but they do not have the locks on the bottom, which will make swapping out memory once you have your graphics card installed much easier.
Moving down the board there are eight SATA 6GB/s ports, which are all at a 90 degree angle. These are all controlled by the X570 chipset and support RAID 0, 1, and 10 modes.
The bottom half of the board is characterized by heatsinks, most notably the heatsink over the chipset which has an active cooling fan. As far as expansion slots go you have two PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slots and three PCI-Express 4.0 x1 slots. The x16 slots are metal reinforced with ASRock’s Steel Slot technology.
There are two M.2 slots on this board, both of which come with integrated heatsinks. Both slots are PCI-Express 4.0 x 4 and will support M.2 solid state drives up to 80mm (2280). The bottom slot can also be used with M.2 SATA drives as well. Right above the top M.2 slot is another 4-pin fan header, which is perfect for a rear fan in your case.
Along the bottom of the board you’ll find the rest of your headers and connections. From left to right you have your HD audio header, 4-pin standard RGB header, 3-pin addressable RGB header, 4-pin fan header, two USB 2.0 headers, another 4-pin fan header, POST code display, small clear CMOS button, larger power and reset buttons, a USB 3.2 gen 1 header, and your front panel headers. It is really great to see the power and reset, as well as the clear CMOS buttons on the board itself.
The rear I/O of the X570 PG Velocita has a nice integrated shield, which are all but standard these days. As far as connections and buttons you have a small BIOS flashback button, WiFi antenna connectors, DisplayPort, HDMI, four USB 3.2 gen 1 ports, two USB 3.2 gen 2 ports (1x type-A, 1x type-C), two more USB 3.2 gen 1 ports, 2.5G ethernet, and your audio connections. Both the WiFi and Ethernet are powered by Killer. So for the WiFi you have the Killer AX1650 and for Ethernet you have the Killer E3100.