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Review: ASRock Z390 Steel Legend

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this review, we peek at a more affordable Z390 motherboard from ASRock, meet the Z390 Steel Legend. Ready for 8th or 9th Gen processors this board is about performance, aesthetics and features. Rea...

    Review: ASRock Z390 Steel Legend
     
  2. las

    las Master Guru

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    ASRock is simply great value.

    Bought their Z390 Extreme 4 + 9700K for a friend. Did 5.2 GHz without effort.

    I'm using the Taichi myself.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
  3. MegaFalloutFan

    MegaFalloutFan Master Guru

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    I found some small errors in the product spec page:

    The mobo has only two x16 slots, but the spec twice says that it has three.
    In one part it says that it has two x16 slots from CPU x16/x0 or x8/x8 and one x16 slot from chipset at x4 and then it say that the motherboard has 3-way mode - x8 / x4 / x4 [if it had three x16 slots and one was from chipset at x4 then it would do x8/x8/x4]
    On the same page it says that the board has PCIe 2.0 x1 (Chipset): 3, z390 is fully PCIe Gen 3.0 and doesn't have Gen 2.0, Gen 2.0 is for AMD chipsets

    Here is the proper spec:

    - 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x16 (PCIE1) / x4 (PCIE4))*
    - 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
    - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    - 1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module and Intel® CNVi (Integrated WiFi/BT)
     
  4. Jim Myers

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    Maybe it's just the fanboy in me, but talking about a 9900k vs a 2000 series topping out at 4.2Ghz vs the 5.0Ghz possible on lucky i9's so close to 3000's release just seems like spite. Yes, I know we haven't seen reviews, but I don't see much of a reason to think the chips are going to be a step backwards.
     

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