ASRock’s $1000 X570 Aqua Motherboard Detailed

It looks like ASRock is going to have one of the most expensive X570 motherboards out there with their new X570 Aqua motherboard made for AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series processors. This board is based on a slight variation of the X570 Phantom Gaming X PCB with the biggest difference being the large aluminum shroud that covers most of the board and a large monoblock that cools your CPU, VRM, as well as the X570 chipset.

The monoblock has an acrylic top on the CPU as well as the X570 chipset so you can see your coolant. When it comes to expansion slots you have three PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slots, two of which are wired to the AM4 SoC, and the bottom on is electrical gen 4.0, wired to the chipset. There are also three gen 4.0 x1 slots. For storage there is two M.2 22110 slots (64 Gbps, PCIe gen 4.0 x4), one of these will include SATA 6 GB/s wiring, and there are also six SATA 6GB/s ports.

The board has two 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 ports with USB 3.1 and DisplayPort pass-through. The rest of the USB includes six USB 3.1 gen 2 at the rear port (two are type-C), and four USB 3.1 gen 1 headers. As far as networking goes 10 GbE connection driven by an AQuantia AQC107 controller, a 1 GbE connection pulled by an Intel i211-AT, 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) WLAN pulled by Intel “Cyclone Peak” PHY, and Bluetooth 5.0. Finally for audio you have the Realtek ALC1220.

According to many sources this board will be $1000 and the kicker, there are only 1000 going to be made. Each one is individually numbered.

Via TechPowerUp

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