Asrock Z490 TAICHI, Intel Z490, 1200, ATX, 4 DDR4, XFire/SLI, HDMI, DP, AX Wi-Fi
  • Asrock Z490 TAICHI, Intel Z490, 1200, ATX, 4 DDR4, XFire/SLI, HDMI, DP, AX Wi-Fi

    Taichi represents the philosophical state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential. A motherboard that fulfills every task – with style! Become like water. Shapeless, formless, versatile for any situation

    • Supports 10th Gen and future generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1200)
    • 15 Phase Dr.MOS Power Design
    • Supports DDR4 4666MHz+ (OC)
    • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
    • Supports NVIDIA® SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
    • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
    • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Nahimic Audio
    • 8 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4)
    • 1 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 20Gb/s Rear Type-C
    • 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gb/s (2 Rear Type-A, 1 Front Type-C)
    • 9 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 5 Rear)
    • Dragon 2.5 Gigabit LAN, Intel® Gigabit LAN
    • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + BT 5.1
    • ASRock Polychrome SYNC


    PCI Express 4.0 Hardware Ready!


    Welcome to the PCI Express 4.0 new era and be a smart buyer with ASRock motherboards! Z490 enthusiast level motherboards equipped with luxury components that allows geeks to be hardware ready for PCI Express 4.0 standard !


    PCIE 4.0 Clock Generator

    An additional external base clock generator that delivers PCI Express 4.0 standard.


    PCIE 4.0 Steel Slot

    Equipped with reinforced steel slot which is based on PCI Express 4.0 hardware requirement.


    PCIE 4.0 M.2 Socket

    Hyper M.2 Key M socket, wth PCI Express 4.0 hardware for x4 high speed SSDs.


    PCIE 4.0 Switches

    A set of switches that transfer PCI-E 4.0 x16 signal into x8/x8 design.


    PCIE 4.0 Re-Driver

    A set of Re-Driver that boosts PCI-E 4.0 signals to longer lengths.






    Optimized for Water Cooling


    XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink with Active FAN Design

    XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink design with active fan that effectively improve heat dissipation and promotes overall performance. This is aimed for die hard gamers and enthusiasts to bring a new computing experience paired with Intel's 10-core processors.







    0dB Silent Cooling


    Realize the completely silent computing by automatically adjusts fan speed and even command it stop working when the temperature goes low.







    WIMA Audio Caps


    Optimized for high end audio applications! Deliver crystal and balanced sound to satisfy even the pickiest audiophile.







    Nahimic Audio


    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.






    Unbeatable Heatsink Armor


    Forged with aluminum alloy heatsinnk top cover that effectively improves heat dissipation. Underneath its solid strong cover lie three gaming required M.2 Key M sockets for high speed SSDs.






    Metal Backplate


    Strengthens the motherboard to prevent bending caused by heavy coolers or graphics cards with better airflow and enhanced stability.






    Dr. MOS


    Dr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications! Compared to traditional discrete MOSFETs, it intelligently delivers higher current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.






    Premium 60A Power Choke


    Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock's premium 60A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.






    Heat Dissipating PCB Technology


    Luxurious features extend to the onboard heat dissipating PCB points. Heat Dissipating PCB gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch and this design effectively takes the heat away from PCB and lower down the temperature up to 4.1 degrees!






    2oz Copper PCB


    2 ounce copper inner layers that provide stable signal traces and power shapes! Delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking, it's able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performance!






    Rule your own Lighting Way - Polychrome RGB 


    ASRock motherboards deliver stunning performance and superior aesthetics to rule your own colorful lighting way! ASRock offers a very comprehensive control to perform the built-in RGB LEDs or the connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any RGB devices smoothly. Devices can be synchronized across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories as well.






    Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax


    Welcome to the new Wi-Fi standard! ASRock's motherboard equipped with next generation Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter. The speed will be working up to 2.4Gbps and it will also natively operate with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously. Significant improvement in bi-directional MU-MIMO support is another attractive feature as well.






    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.






    Reinforced Steel Slot (PCIe 4.0 Version)


    The reinforced steel slot comes with the next generation PCI Express 4.0 standard. The various benefits include:

    • Extra anchor points
    • Stronger latch
    • Ensure signal stability
    • Make sure heavy graphics cards to be well-installed.






    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.






    Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C


    Front USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C header delivers up to 10 Gbps data transfer rate and next generation reversible USB design to the front panel of computer case.


    • Specification

      Product Description

      Asrock Z490 TAICHI, Intel Z490, 1200, ATX, 4 DDR4, XFire/SLI, HDMI, DP, AX Wi-Fi, 2.5G LAN, RGB Lighting, M.2

      Motherboard Type


      Form Factor



      Intel 1200


      Intel Z490

      CPU Support

      Click here for CPU support

      RAM Technology

      DDR4 (Dual Channel)

      RAM Slots

      4 x DIMM

      RAM Speeds

      4666+(OC)* / 4600 / 4500 / 4400 / 4333/4266(OC) / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz

      Maximum Memory



      Supports Intel HD Graphics

      Graphics Ports

      1 x HDMI
      1 x DisplayPort

      Multi-GPU Support

      Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX
      Supports NVIDIA SLI Technology

      PCI/PCI Express

      3 x PCe 3.0 x16
      2 x PCIe 3.0 x1


      8 x SATA III
      1 x M.2 (2280) - PCIe
      1 x M.2 (2260/2280) - SATA & PCIe
      1 x M.2 (2230/2242/2260/2280/22110) - SATA & PCIe


      RAID 0, 1, 5, 10


      Intel 802.11ax WiFi Module
      Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
      Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
      Supports WiFi6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps)
      2 antennas
      Supports Bluetooth 5.0 + High speed class II
      Supports MU-MIMO


      2.5GB LAN


      7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)

      USB Ports Supported

      3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (2 Type-A & 1 Type-C at back)
      9 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (5 at back, 4 at mid-board)
      4 x USB 2.0 (at mid-board)
      1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 front panel connector

      Back Panel I/O Ports

      2 x Antenna
      1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard
      1 x HDMI
      1 x DisplayPort 1.4
      1 x Optical SPDIF Out
      2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
      1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
      5 x USB 3.2 Gen1
      2 x RJ-45 LAN
      1 x BIOS Flashback Button

      Internal I/O Connectors

      1 x SPI TPM
      1 x Power LED and Speaker
      2 x RGB LED
      2 x Addressable LED
      1 x CPU Fan
      1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan
      6 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan
      1 x 24 pin ATX
      2 x 8 pin 12V
      1 x Front Audio
      1 x Thunderbolt AIC
      2 x USB 2.0


      2 x USB 3.2 Gen1
      1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2
      1 x Clear CMOS Button
      1 x Dr. Debug with LED
      1 x Power Button with LED
      1 x Reset Button with LED


      4 x SATA Data Cables
      1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
      1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
      1 x ASRock Screwdriver
      3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
      2 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets

      Additional Features

      See Overview

      Package Type


      Package Weight

      3.1000 kg


      3 Year Replacement Warranty