ASRock Launch its Sonic the Hedgehog Inspired Z790 PG SONIC Motherboard

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Following a leak seen back in September, ASRock has now officially announced the launch of its new ASRock Z790 PG SONIC, an officially licensed Intel motherboard featuring SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog. A 16-bit spinning ring emblazons the rear IO cover, while on the rear side you’ll even catch a glimpse of Sonic mid-run. The ASRock motherboard is co-launched to celebrate the release of SEGA’s new Sonic Frontiers game.

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ASRock Z790 PG SONIC Motherboard

The ASRock Z790 PG SONIC features the fastest PCI-Express 5.0 for the latest generation of graphics and add-in cards, plus a Blazing M.2 PCI-Express 5.0 M.2 slot is ready for new, ultra-high speed NVMe SSDs – minimizing load times for gamers!

Features

  • Supports 13th Gen & 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
  • 14+1+1 Phase Power Design, Dr.MOS for VCore+GT
  • 4 x DDR5 DIMMs, supports up to 6800+(OC)
  • 1 PCIe 5.0 x16, 1 PCIe 4.0 x16,
    1 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 Key-E for WiFi
  • Graphics Output Options: 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort
  • 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),
    2 USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (Rear),
    1 USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (Rear),
    6 USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (4 Rear, 2 Front),
    6 USB 2.0 (2 Rear, 4 Front)
  • Killer 2.5G LAN
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Killer E3100G 2.5G Ethernet is included, plus a generous array of rear IO USB connectivity, including 20 Gbps USB Type-C and ASRock’s patent-pending Lightning Gaming Ports that are optimized for high-speed keyboards and mice, minimizing input jitter and click latency. Nahimic Audio, by SteelSeries, ensures powerful and accurate gamer-focused audio is ready for headphones and speakers alike.

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All LGA1700 processors can reach their full potential thanks to the 14+1+1 Dr.MOS VRM for CPU core and GT voltages. A generous VRM cooling heatsink and a 2oz copper PCB underneath provide better thermal performance, even under sustained heavy load.

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Where Can I Learn More?

At the time of writing, ASRock has yet to confirm any specific regional release dates for its new Z790 PG SONIC motherboard nor how much we can expect it to cost when it does arrive with retailers. – If you would, however, like to learn more, you can check out the official product website via the link here!

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