ASRock Z590 PG Velocita Overview
The ASRock Z590 PG Velocita is an ATX motherboard and keep with the same Phantom Gaming colorway that we are used to seeing which is a black PCB with silver, black, and red accents. This time around ASRock has put more detail into the design in my option and it is a very attractive keyboard.
Starting at the CPU socket we have Intel’s LGA 1200 socket, which support both 10th and 11th generation Intel Core processors. Surrounding the CPU socket we have the power delivery components. This board has a 14 (12+2) power phase design that makes use of 50A power stages and Nichicon 12K black capacitors.
Covering the power delivery components you have ASRock’s XXL aluminum heatsinks, which are connected by a heatpipe. The heatsink towards the rear I/O actually has an active cooling fan built in. This part of the board has the rear I/O cover which brings the overall design of the board together.
At the top corner of the board you’ll find two 8-pin EPS connectors. Moving over to the opposite side of the board you’ll find your CPU fan header, optional CPU fan header, 4-pin standard RGB header, 3-pin addressable RGB header, and another 4-pin fan header.
As far as memory slots on the board go you have four DDR4 DIMM slots which support memory up to 4800 MHz (OC). These slots do not have the bottom locks on them which makes it easier to swap memory out once you have a graphics card installed.
Coming to the edge of the board you’ll find power and reset buttons, a 24-pin ATX power connection, USB 3.2 gen 1 header, USB 3.2 gen 2×2 header, 4-pin fan header, another USB 3.2 gen 1 header (90 degree), six SATA 6GB/s ports, and another 4-pin fan header.
At the bottom of the board you’ll find the rest of your headers and connections which include an HD audio header, thunderbolt header, 4-pin standard RGB header, 3-pin addressable RGB header, USB 2.0 header, TPM header, 2 more 4-pin fan headers, POST code display, front panel headers, and a clear CMOS button.
The bottom of the board is really characterized by the M.2 heatsinks and chipset heatsinks, which look quite good. As far as expansion slots go you have three PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slots and a single x1 slot. All three of the x16 slots are metal reinforced.
There are a total of three M.2 slots, but just the top one is Gen4. Each M.2 slot has its own removable heatsink which is nice so you don’t have to remove say all your expansion cards if you need to install or swap out an M.2 drive. All three of the M.2 slots have pre-installed thermal tape. Also right above the top M.2 slot you’ll find another 4-pin fan header.
The audio section of the board is mostly covered, but we can see the audio capacitors. The Realtek ALC1220 is being used on this board.
Finally coming to the rear I/O from left to right you have DisplayPort, HDMI, two USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.2 gen 1 ports, 2.5G LAN, 1G LAN, WiFi antenna connections, two USB 3.2 gen 2 ports (1x Type-A, 1x Type-C) and your audio connections. It is a little odd to see the USB 3.2 gen 2×2 as only an internal header and not a rear I/O port. The 2.5G LAN is powered by the Killer E3100G and has a direct PCI-E link to the CPU for lower latency. The WiFi is powered by the Killer AX1650 and offers WiFI 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.