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!
– 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.