Product on Review: Z490 Taichi
Street Price: GBP £187 | USD $185 | AUD $379
Moving over to the Intel Z490 chipset will force system builders to purchase a new Intel Comet Lake CPU (10th Generation). The initial cost of buying a new CPU (especially if it’s the i9-10900K) may push the budget up for many system builders and therefore it’s understandable that many who are seeking to move to this new platform will be trying to keep the overall cost to a minimum. Today we'll be looking to ASRock and their lower-tier range as we test out the Z490 Extreme4 motherboard.
The Extreme4 slots right into the lower segment but isn’t quite the cheapest Z490 out there. As such as there are a handful of features which are omitted, however this model still seeks to strike a good balance of features and performance.
ASRock Inc. was established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.