When it comes to motherboards ASRock’s “Extreme” line of boards has always been solid and a go-to for many system builders. With the Z390 chipset ASRock is offering the Z390 Extreme4 motherboard, which offers a wide range of features that any enthusiast, gamer, or normal PC user would enjoy. Some of those features include a 12 phase power design, dual Ultra M.2 slots, USB 3.1 support, 8 SATA 6GB/s ports, NVIDIA NVLink & AMD CrossFire support, and of course Polychrome Sync RGB lighting. Is this the board you need for your new build? Read on as we find out!
Special thanks to ASRock for providing us with the Z390 Extreme4 Motherboard to review.
– Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel Core processors (Socket 1151)
– Digital PWM, 12 Power Phase
– Supports DDR4 4300+(OC)
– 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E) For WiFi
– NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
– Graphics Output Options : HDMI, D-Sub, DisplayPort
– 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
– Supports Purity Sound™ 4 & DTS Connect
– 8 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
– 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C)
– 9 USB 3.1 Gen1 (1 Front Type-C, 4 Front Type-A, 4 Rear)
– Intel® Gigabit LAN
– ASRock Polychrome SYNC
The Z390 Extreme4 comes in ASRock’s typical retail packaging, they are one of the only company’s that use a more vertical orientation for their motherboard boxes. On the front it just says “Z390 Extreme4” and some of the main features are listed.
Flipping over to the back there is a small photo of the board, a full list of specifications, a diagram of the rear I/O ports, and some of the major features are detailed. I fell that if you picked this box up at a store you would have more than enough information to make an informed purchase.
As far as accessories that come with the board you have your I/O shield, NVLink connector, four SATA cables, I/O shield, screws for the M.2 drives, a software setup guide, and a quick installation guide.