Unlike most so called overclocking motherboards that are designed by engineers who don’t have adequate experience in extreme overclocking or have never participated in an OC event, Z590 OC Formula is the only motherboard in the market that are designed by a genuine overclocker, Nick Shih, who is hands down one of the most talented overclockers alive.
Using only specially selected performance components, this masterpiece pushes the Z590 platform to its extreme limits. Overclockers who are dead serious about breaking limits should look no further than ASRock Z590 OC Formula.
SPS (SMART POWER STAGE) is a new power solution with fully optimized integrated MOSFETs with advanced driver IC, current sensors and temperature sensors, which provides current monitoring and more stable current for extreme overclocking!
Compares to conventional DIP style DIMM slot, SMD type DIMM slot can reduce signal loss, improves stability under high frequency and maximize overclocking potential.
The 12 layers server grade PCB prevents PCB bending and improves signal integrity, giving higher performance as well as system stability, giving a reliable and long-lasting system without any compromise.
An array of OC friendly buttons with varies of function to help overclockers achieve the world record!
An OLED display was added to give a cleaner and informative way to express the status of the motherboard, the content can also be con gured in the BIOS for more user friendly application.
Z590 OC Formula features a unique “PCB Backdrill” craftsmanship by removing the excess stub in multilayered printed wiring boards, this benefits in extreme memory overclocking by allowing signal to flow from layer to another with less signal attenuation and improves impedance matching.
Embrace the audio stunning performance with ESS 9218 SABRE DAC & WIMA Audio caps. True Hi-Fi Audio, no distorted digital signal to support higher impedance up to 600 Ω headphone.
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.
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.
This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 ports built on the rear i/o for supporting next generation USB 3.2 Gen2 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates.
WiFi 6E technology has extended to the whole new 6GHz spectrum band, providing more WiFi capability and giving an even better and faster internet traf c. In addition to deliver higher speeds, the WiFi 6E also enhances the lower latency and supports service levels that are equivalent to 5G networks.
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 11th Gen processors.
Forged with aluminum alloy heatsink top cover that effectively improves heat dissipation. Underneath is the next generation PCI Express 4.0 Hyper M.2 Socket, with twice the transfer speed of the previous 3rd Generation.
The reinforced steel slot comes with the various benefits including extra anchor points, stronger latch, ensure signal stability and make sure heavy graphics cards to be well-installed.
Strengthens the motherboard to prevent bending caused by heavy coolers or graphics cards with better airflow and enhanced stability.
|OC Formula Kit||OC Formula Power Kit|
– 16 Phase CPU Power design + 2 Phase Memory Power design
– Digi Power (CPU and Memory)
OC Formula Connector Kit
– Hi-Density Power Connector
– 15μ Gold Contact (memory sockets and PCIE x16 slot (PCIE1)
OC Formula Cooling Kit
– 12 Layer PCB
– 2oz copper
– Heat Pipe Design
|Unique Features||ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2|
– ASRock Front Panel Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s)
– ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
– ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
ASRock Super Alloy
– XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
– Premium 90A Power Choke
– 90A SPS (Smart Power Stage)
– 50A Dr.MOS
– Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
– Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
– Shaped PCB Design
– Matte Black PCB
– High Density Glass Fabric PCB
– 12 Layer PCB
– 2oz Copper PCB
Server-Grade Low-Loss PCB
Intel® 2.5G LAN
Intel® 802.11ax WiFi 6E
ASRock Steel Slots
ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink
ASRock Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4)
ASRock POST Status Checker (PSC)
ASRock Ultra USB Power
ASRock Status OLED
ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
|CPU||– Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors (LGA1200)|
– Digi Power design
– 16 Power Phase design
– Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology
– Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
– Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine III
|Chipset||– Intel® Z590|
|Memory||– Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology|
– 2 x DDR4 SMD DIMM Slots
– 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors support DDR4 non-ECC, un-buffered memory up to 6000+(OC)*
– 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors support DDR4 non-ECC, un-buffered memory up to 5000+(OC)*
– Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
– Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB**
– Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
– 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
*11th Gen Intel® Core™ (i9/i7/i5) support DDR4 up to 3200; Core™ (i3), Pentium® and Celeron® support DDR4 up to 2666 natively.
10th Gen Intel® Core™ (i9/i7) support DDR4 up to 2933; Core™ (i5/i3), Pentium® and Celeron® support DDR4 up to 2666 natively.
|BIOS||– 2 x 256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support|
– ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
– SMBIOS 2.7 Support
– CPU Vcore, DRAM (VCCM, VPPM, VTT), VCCSA, CPU PLL, VCC PLL, STANDBY1, STANDBY2, STANDBY3, VCCIO, VCCIOMEM, PCH Voltage, CPU Internal PLL, Ring PLL, System Agent PLL, Memory Controller PLL Voltage Multi-adjustment
|Audio||– 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)|
– Premium Blu-ray Audio support
– Supports Surge Protection
– WIMA Audio Capacitors (For Front Outputs)
– ESS SABRE9218 DAC for Front Panel Audio (130dB SNR)
– Pure Power-In
– Direct Drive Technology
– PCB Isolate Shielding
– Impedance Sensing on Rear Out port
– Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
– Gold Audio Jacks with LED
– 15μ Gold Audio Connector
– Nahimic Audio
|LAN||1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Intel® I225V)|
– Supports Wake-On-LAN
– Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
– Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
– Supports PXE 1 x Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel® I219V)
– Supports Wake-On-LAN
– Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
– Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
– Supports PXE
|Wireless LAN||– Intel® 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E Module|
– Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
– Supports Dual-Band 2×2 160MHz with extended 6GHz band support*
– 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
– Supports Bluetooth 5.2 + High speed class II
– Supports MU-MIMO
*Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz band) is not currently enabled by default due to the different regulation status of each country. It will be activated (for supported countries) through Windows® Update and software update once available. The update is expected to be in the middle of 2021.
|Slots||11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors|
– 3 x PCI Express x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE4/PCIE5: single at Gen4x16 (PCIE1); dual at Gen4x8 (PCIE1) / Gen4x8 (PCIE4); triple at Gen4x8 (PCIE1) / Gen4x8 (PCIE4) / Gen3x4 (PCIE5))*
10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
– 3 x PCI Express x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE4/PCIE5: single at Gen3x16 (PCIE1); dual at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) / Gen3x8 (PCIE4); triple at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) / Gen3x8 (PCIE4) / Gen3x4 (PCIE5))*
– 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
– Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
– 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ax PCIe WiFi module (on the rear I/O)
– 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
*Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
|Storage||– 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors*|
– 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061*
– 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors)**
– 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
– 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_3), supports M Key type 2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
*M2_2, SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
M2_3, SATA3_4 and SATA3_5 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
**Supports Intel® Optane™ Technology
M2_1 supports Intel® Optane™ Technology only with 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
|RAID||– Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices|
– Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 NVMe storage devices*
*RAID function for PCIe mode SSD in M2_1 is only available with Intel® SSD installed (with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors).
|Internal Connectors||– 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header|
– 2 x RGB LED Headers*
– 2 x Addressable LED Headers**
– 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)***
– 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)****
– 6 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)*****
– 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
– 2 x 8 pin 12V Power Connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector)
– 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
– 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin) (Supports ASRock Thunderbolt™ 4 AIC Card)
– 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)******
– 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (ASMedia ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
– 1 x Power Button with LED
– 1 x Reset Button with LED
– 1 x Retry Button
– 1 x Safe Boot Button
– V-Probe™: 2 x 5-set of onboard voltage measurement points laid
– Rapid OC Buttons: +/- buttons to adjust OC frequency
– 1 x PCIe ON/OFF Switch
– 1 x Post Status Checker (PSC)
– 1 x Slow Mode Switch
– 1 x LN2 Mode Switch
– 1 x NickShih’s OC Profile 1 Button with LED
– 1 x NickShih’s OC Profile 2 Button with LED
– 1 x NickShih’s OC Profile 3 Button with LED
*Support in total up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip
**Support in total up to 5V/3A, 15W LED Strip
***The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.
****CPU_FAN2/WP_3A supports the water cooler fan of maximum 3A (36W) fan power.
*****The Chassis/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.
CPU_FAN2/WP_3A, CHA_FAN1/WP, CHA_FAN2/WP, CHA_FAN3/WP, CHA_FAN4/WP, CHA_FAN5/WP and CHA_FAN6/WP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.
******USB_1 is from ASMedia ASM1074 hub; USB_234 are Intel® Z590.
|Rear Panel I/O||– 2 x Antenna Ports|
– 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
– 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
– 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
– 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)*
– 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)*
– 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection)*
– 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
– 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
– 1 x BIOS Selection Switch
– 1 x Clear CMOS Button
– HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks with LED)
*USB3_1 is from Intel® Z590; USB3_234 are from ASMedia ASM1074 hub.
Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_234 port.
ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_234 port.
**This motherboard does not support integrated graphics.
|Software and UEFI||Software|
– ASRock Motherboard Utility (Formula Drive)
– ASRock Polychrome SYNC*
– ASRock EZ Mode
– ASRock Full HD UEFI
– ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
– ASRock NickShih’s OC Profile
– ASRock Instant Flash
– ASRock Internet Flash
– ASRock Easy RAID Installer
*These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
|Support CD||– Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar|
|Accessories||– Quick Installation Guide, Support CD|
– 4 x SATA Data Cables
– 2 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5/6 GHz Antennas
– 1 x ASRock Screwdriver
– 3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
– 3 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets
|Hardware Monitor||– Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans|
– Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
– Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
– Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, VCCM, VPPM, VCCSA, CPU PLL, VCC PLL, STANDBY1, STANDBY2, STANDBY3, VCCIO, VCCIOMEM, VCCIN AUX Voltage
– 1 x Status OLED