ASRock Z590 Steel Legend & SL Wi-Fi 6E

One of ASRock's more recent ranges comes via the Steel Legend series, represented by the ASRock Z590 Steel Legend Wi-Fi 6E. It marks a much different design from its other Z590 models with an urban camouflaged PCB and silver and white accented heatsinks. It includes an illuminated Steel Legend logo in the rear panel cover and chipset heatsink, with more RGB LEDs, integrated on the right-hand side. ASRock also has a non-Wi-Fi 6E variant, the same board, but without the CNVi.

The ASRock Z590 Steel Legend WiFi 6E includes two full-length PCIe slots, including a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot up top, while the second slot is locked down at PCIe 3.0 x4, with three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. There are four memory slots with support for DDR4-4800 memory and the capability for users to install up to 128 GB. Storage options include three M.2 slots, one operating at PCIe 4.0 x4, and the other two restricted to PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA. ASRock includes six SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays for more conventional storage. ASRock also advertises a large 14-phase power delivery with DR. MOS power stages.

ASRock includes one USB 3.2 G2 Type-C on the rear panel, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. There's a pair of video outputs, including one HDMI and one DisplayPort, with the board's five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output driven by an older Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec. The networking array includes one Realtek RTL8125 2.5 GbE controller, with an undisclosed Wi-Fi 6E CNVi providing both wireless and BT 5.2 connectivity. The ASRock Z590 Steel Legend omits the Wi-Fi 6E, but everything else is the same.

At the time of writing, ASRock hasn't shared details on its Z590 pricing.

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  • DanNeely - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    I'm a bit surprised they went to an x8 3.0 link on the chipset instead of an x4 4.0 one, even if everything coming off of the chipset is still limited to 3.0 speed. Reply
  • QinX - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Might be because it makes routing the traces easier, they don't have to adhere to the PCIe 4.0 signal requirements. Downside would be that more pins are required. Reply
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    Get out of here liar Reply
  • Tek_Soup - Saturday, January 23, 2021 - link

    Cause intel, didnt make the Z590 Chipset Pcie 4.0 not gigabytes Fault. We can buy new boards again later this year. Reply
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Other being quite boring platform , there is noticeable lack of M-ATX offerings. Reply
  • Chaitanya - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    Also it seems like even with properly finned heatsinks Gigabyte Aorus master requires a fan to cool VRMs which is not a good sign. Reply
  • g85222456 - Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - link

    active fan on Z590? this is not X570 bro you must be joking lol Reply
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