Conclusion and Final Thoughts
ASRock Z590 PG Velocita is a definite head-turner. This board has an overwhelming number of advanced features anywhere from Hyper M.2 support to WiFi6 support to ARGB to Intel 11th Gen CPU support. And it holds itself extremely stable with all of these features available to be used at any time. Velocita has four DDR4 slots that potentially could be used to upgrade the RAM to 128Gb up to 4800MHz if needed. This board is ready to handle pretty much anything you can throw at it.
Management of the board is intuitive and most of the operations could be performed right from the BIOS. I really like this BIOS is the ability to download the latest updates right from the BIOS itself. Advanced settings and Overclocking options are all available in BIOS as well. I would strongly recommend taking caution when overvolting components. There is always a risk of burning out your system.
I’ve tested this system for about a month, 8 hours+ per day. And everything I threw at it didn’t slow Velocita down. I have never experienced a lag or driver issue while gaming or performing simple tasks. When overclocking the system I did got few blue screens but this is expected for the system instability when setting clocks/voltage too high. Overall overclocking got me a stable 5.2GHz from 3.8GHz.
Killer Network in Velocita was a nice touch. Killer Network offers both LAN (2.5Gbps) and WiFi(6e) connections on this board. In addition, this board has an Intel gigabit network adapter as well. You might want to use this board as a web server or a router and having multiple connections is a good feature to have at your fingertips.
Temperature-wise the board did get warm as my processor’s TDP is rated to be at 125 watts while intense gaming. The addition of a 30mm fan, that can be installed on the top VRM heatsink, helps with the cooling of some of the components. A good airflow throughout the case is what I would recommend for this board.
At the time of the review, ASRock Z590 PG Velocita is offered at around $300. I feel that the price of this board is a fair one as it puts this motherboard right at about mid-tier of motherboards. If you are looking for a good all-around board then Velocita should be considered. ASRock also makes higher tier boards if you ever feel the need for more performance such as Z590 TAICHI and Z590 OC Formula. But for the sub $300 this board would be hard to beat based on the stability and features.