Steel Legend represents the philosophical state of rock-solid durability and irresistible aesthetics. Built around the most demanding specs and features, the Steel Legend series aims at daily users and mainstream enthusiasts! It provides a strong array of materials/components to ensure stable and reliable performance.
Z790 Steel Legend WiFi
- Supports 13th Gen & 12th Gen Intel Core Processors
- 16+1+1 Phase Power Design, SPS for VCore+GT
- 4x DDR5 DIMMs, supports up to 6800+(OC)
- 1 PCIe 5.0 x16, 1 PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 M.2 Key-E for WiFi
- Graphics Output Options: 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, eDP
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC897 Audio Codec), Nahimic Audio
- 1 Blazing M.2 (PCIe Gen5x4), 4 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4), 8 SATA3
- 1 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C (Front), 1 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (Rear), 1 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (Rear), 12 USB 3.2 Gen1 (8 Rear, 4 Front), 3 USB 2.0 (3 Front)
- Realtek 2.5G LAN
- 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth
Tough As Steel True Legend
Steel Legend represents the philosophical state of rock-solid durability and irresistible aesthetics. Built around most demanding specs and features, the Steel Legend series aims at daily users and mainstream enthusiasts! Providing a strong array of materials/components to ensure a stable and reliable performance.
Style in Details
Featuring sturdy components as well as more elaborately styled pieces.
Optimised VRM Design
SPS (Smart Power Stage)
Dr.MOS design features the latest SPS (Smart Power Stage) technology. It’s optimised for monitoring current and temperature of each phase, thus delivering smoother and neater power to the CPU with enhanced performance and OC capability.
16+1+1 Power Phase Design
Featuring sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.
6 Layer PCB
The 6 Layer PCB provides stable signal traces and power shapes delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency, ensures a reliable and long-lasting system while delivering ultimate performance without any compromise.
2oz Copper PCB
2 ounce copper inner-800 layers that provide stable signal traces and power shapes! Delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.
DDR5 XMP & EXPO Support
Derived from the “built for stable and reliable” designing concept, ASRock does not compromise on any details. This motherboard is built with low-loss materials, enthusiasts are able to enjoy the boost of DDR5 memory overclocking performance up to 6800MHz and beyond by enabling the pre-tested profiles. Make sure the memory modules are Intel XMP/AMD EXPO capable and overclocking can be made so affordable, satisfying and absolutely no sweat at all.
* There are certain risks involved with memory overclocking and may affect your system’s stability. Please realise that overclocking should be done at your own risk and expense. EXPO/XMP profile support may vary by different system configuration, memory modules and motherboard models. Please refer to Memory QVL for the completed support list.
DDR5 Memory with Protection Circuit
Reinforced DIMM Slot
The reinforced DIMM slot is surfaced mounted onto the motherboard to give better physical strength as well as a more stable memory signal, with this superior revolutionary design, it is able to dramatically overclock DRAM module up to insane frequency.
DIY Friendly Design
Due to the unique electrical architecture of DDR5 DIMM, there’s a high risk of damaging the memory module if AC power isn’t disconnected properly during removal or installation. To prevent this, ASRock has implemented a trouble free protection circuit on every DDR5 motherboard, lowers the risk of damaging your memory module.
PCIe 5.0 + Surface-Mount Tech
Compares to conventional DIP style PCIe slot, the SMT type PCIe slot improves signal flow and maximise stability under high speed, a key breakthrough to fully support the lighting speed of the latest PCIe 5.0 standard. The latest PCI Express 5.0 is capable to perform a breathtaking bandwidth of 128GBps, ready to unleash the full potential of future high end graphic cards.
Audio That Matters
Whether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details.
Enhance Communication Quality
The Powerful algorithms to ensure the best noise-free conversation, giving a constant vocal level no matter the distance from your mic. The Nahimic audio engine dynamically clear the sound and remove interference noise and lower the voice variation. Result is a better comprehension and less fatigue.
- Static Noise Suppression
- Echo Cancellation
- Lateral Sound Cancellation
- Voice Stabiliser
Ultimate Gaming Experience
The Sound Tracker is a visual indicator that points out the directions from which predominant sounds are coming. Each sound is properly positioned in 360° on a radar for a full immersion during the game.
Works on any devices!
Enjoy the vibrant and high-quality Surround Sound on all your favourite audio devices: Jack, USB, Bluetooth, HDMI, S/PDIF. Nahimic is compatible with all of your favourite audio tools and ensures the best sound with any of them. Nahimic measure and improve to optimise our technology and offer you the best experience.
High Speed M.2 Solution
PCIe Gen5 Blazing M.2
The Blazing M.2 accommodates the latest PCI Express 5.0 standard to perform twice the bandwidth compared to previous generation, with a breathtaking 128GB/s transfer speed, it is ready to unleash the full potential of future ultrafast SSDs.
XXL M.2 Heatsink
The extra large aluminium alloy M.2 heatsink effectively improves heat dissipation to keep those high speed M.2 SSDs as cool as possible, it is able to give better stability while maintaining top performance.
Tired of dropping screws or screws missing inside chassis? The enhanced M.2 heatsink with anti-drop screw design that make sure installation process more easily.
ASRock Graphics Card Holder
Install your heavy graphics card on the holder; connect it to your motherboard and chassis with screws. Flexibly slide up and down to perfectly adjust the height required for your graphics card in place.
In addition to the built-in RGB illumination, it also features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on. Users may also synchronise RGB LED devices across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories to create their own unique lighting effects.
*The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND), with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V), a max of 80 LEDs and length within 2 metres.
*The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and length within 2 metres.
*A Group=Addressable RGB Header, B Group=RGB Header
Dragon 2.5 Gb/s LAN
The intelligent 2.5Gb/s LAN platform is built for maximum networking performance for the demanding requirements of home networking, content creators, online gamers and high-quality streaming media. Boost networking performance up to 2.5X the bandwidth compared to the standard gigabit Ethernet, you’ll enjoy the faster and uncompromised connectivity experience for gaming, file transfers and backups.
Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
WiFi 6E technology has extended to the whole new 6GHz spectrum band, providing more WiFi capability and giving an even better and faster internet traffic. In addition to deliver higher speeds, the WiFi 6E also enhances the lower latency and supports service levels that are equivalent to 5G networks.
*The availability of Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz) may vary between different countries.
Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz band) will be supported by Microsoft Windows 11. The availability will depend on the different regulation status of each country and region. It will be activated (for supported countries) through Windows Update and software updates once available. A 6GHz compatible router is required for 6E functionality.
M.2 Key-E Module Cap
SMA cable is easy to loose, this is an unacceptable situation for every users. Now we fixed this issue with a little Key-E module cap.
Front USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
The latest USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C delivers up to 20 Gbps data transfer rate which is 2x as fast as previous generation, providing a blazing fast data transfer interface with reversible USB Type-C design that fits the connector either way.
Built in eDP Signal Connector
Supports ASRock 13.3” Side Panel Kit
An eDP signal connector is built with ASRock selected motherboards and supports two functions simultaneously - power and transmission of digital display signal. The connector reserves the room for upgrading with ASRock’s exclusive 13.3” Side Panel Kit.. The ideal 13.3" Side Panel size will be perfectly matched standard form factor chassis and users can easily build a LCD display inside the PC, adding a sub-screen for monitoring PC status, or watching videos, doing streaming or working personalised tasks. This whole new concept of customisation enables new possibilities for personalising designs - doubles productivity or entertainment.
*ASRock 13.3” Side Panel kit is not included on motherboard package.
Flexible Integrated IO Shield
Unlike most so called pre-mounted I/O shield that is only decorated with fancy colour schemes. We reserve more tolerance space and allow IO shield is adjustable when installing, thus fitting chassis perfectly without any mechanical issue.