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Motherboard Z790 Nova Wi-Fi Intel Z790 LGA 1700 USB 3.2 SATA 3 7.1ch Hd Audio ATX

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Nova is the most significant energy discharge ever witnessed by mankind, it’s super-powerful which represents the performance our motherboard can deliver.

Phantom Gaming is designed by gamers and for gamers! Underneath its relentless appearance lie plentiful gaming oriented features and excellent gaming capabilities. It’s all about bringing a new gaming experience to gamers

CPU Indicator
Tune your computer quickly with ASRock CPU Indicator. It rates your CPU by assigning points based on its performance and capabilities, helping users optimize overclocking settings for enhanced performance.

DDR5 XMP & EXPO Support
Derived from the “built for stable and reliable” designing concept, ASRock does not compromise on any details. This motherboards is built with high quality materials, enthusiasts are able to enjoy the boost of DDR5 memory overclocking performance by enabling the pre-tested profiles. Make sure the memory modules are Intel® XMP/AMD EXPO™ capable and overclocking can be made so affordable, satisfying and absolutely no sweat at all.

Server Grade Low Loss PCB
The server grade low loss PCB improves signal integrity, allowing motherboard to support PCIe 5.0 for both graphics card and M.2 SSD, it also improves memory OC potential to deliver the most extreme memory performance.

PCIe Gen5 with Surface Mount Technology
Compares to conventional DIP style PCIe slot, the SMT type PCIe slot improves signal flow and maximize stability under high speed, a key breakthrough to fully support the lighting speed of the latest PCIe 5.0 standard.

The latest PCI Express 5.0 is capable to perform a breathtaking bandwidth of 128GBps, ready to unleash the full potential of future high end graphic cards.

Reinforced Steel Slot [PCIe 5.0 Version]
The reinforced steel slot is capable of supporting PCI Express 5.0 standard. The various benefits include:
- Extra anchor points
- Stronger latch
- Ensure signal stability
- Make sure heavy graphics cards to be well-installed.

High Speed M.2 Solution
PCIe Gen5 Blazing M.2

The Blazing M.2 accommodates the latest PCI Express 5.0 standard to perform twice the bandwidth compared to previous generation, with a breathtaking 128GB/s transfer speed, it is ready to unleash the full potential of future ultrafast SSDs.

Deluxe 6*M.2 Socket
Supports up to 6*NVMe M.2 SSDs and one of which is able to accommodates the latest PCI Express 5.0 standard to perform twice the bandwidth compared to previous generation, with a breathtaking 128Gb/s transfer speed. It is ready to unleash the full potential of future ultrafast SSDs. to give a lightning fast data transferring experience.

Hyper M.2 Gen4 x4
Supports PCI Express 4.0 M.2 SSDs, it is capable of perform twice the speed compared to previous 3rd generation, giving a lightning fast data transferring experience.

M.2 Heatsink Toolless Design
Besides the M.2 SSD toolless design on the motherboard, ASRock up a notch by introducing this industry first M.2 heatsink quick release mechanism on the motherboard. The user friendly toolless design helps installing M.2 SSD super easy & simple.

DIY Friendly Design
XXL M.2 Heatsink
The extra large aluminum alloy M.2 heatsink effectively improves heat dissipation to keep those high speed M.2 SSDs as cool as possible, it is able to give better stability while maintaining top performance.

Anti-Drop Screw
Tired of dropping screws or screws missing inside chassis?
The enhanced M.2 heatsink with anti-drop screw design that make sure installation process more easily.

Intelligent Cooling Design
PWM/DC Fan Support
ASRock fan headers automatically detect whether fans are running in DC or PWM mode, allowing users to fine-tune the fan curve and achieve quieter operation.

Thermistor Header
The thermistor cable and thermistor header provide an additional source for temperature monitoring, offering customized thermal management solutions based on workload. Thermal management settings can be easily configured via Fan-Tastic Tuning or UEFI.

Fan-Tastic Tuning
ASRock Phantom Gaming Tuning Fan-Tastic Tuning function enables users to auto-detect the minimum duty of each fan with a single click. Users can also easily adjust the fan curve via the visualized UI interface, meeting their system's cooling performance and noise reduction requirements.

Composite VRM Heatsink
It is equipped with a composite VRM heatsink combining a cooling fan, bigger aluminum sink and heat pipe for maximum heat dissipation.

Killer Networking
Killer™ Ethernet E3100
The Killer E3100 2.5 Gbps Ethernet controller is designed specially for competitive gamers and performance-hungry users. The enhanced detection and prioritization engine provides the ultimate networking experience for gaming and multimedia applications.

Killer GAMEFAST Technology
- Faster Gameplay : Killer GameFast Technology can free up to 10% of your CPU cycles and 20% of your memory to allow the user to enjoy a smooth gaming experience.
- Easy to Use : It is extremely easy to use. Just simply turning on the Killer GameFast enabled on the computer will do the work. You don't have to lift even a finger after that if you don't want to.
- Fully Customizable : All the settings are customizable according to the user's preference. The one thing that we can change as per the user is 'adding or removing processes to be stopped'.

Killer Prioritization Engine
- Lag Less, Win More : The Intel® Killer™ Prioritization Engine ensures you get your lowest in-game latencies by prioritizing your gaming traffic above everything else.
- Less Buffering : Automatically detect, classify, and prioritize network traffic for streaming videos and entertainment to give you the best possible online experience.
- Custom Control : The Intel® Killer™ Prioritization Engine works automatically, and the Intel® KillerTM Intelligence Center allows you to customize and prioritize your network traffic to your liking.

Wi-Fi 7
Enhanced VR Experience
Wi-Fi 7 offers higher data throughput, lower latency, and Multi-link Operation. These features ensure a smooth and real-time interactive experience, making the VR/AR experience more immersive and connected.

Wi-Fi 7 802.11be
Latest WiFi 7 technology delivers extreme wireless internet speeds and low latency, with higher throughput and Multi-RU as well as puncturing technology. The new WiFi 7(802.11be) technology is able to accelerate cloud-based gaming, 8K video streaming, and video conferencing.

Multi-link Operation(MLO)
Multi-link Operation (MLO) enables the simultaneous use of multiple bands and channels, boosting speed and throughput while reducing latency for a smoother, faster internet experience.

New Wi-Fi Antenna Design
The new Wi-Fi antenna design is ideal for high-bandwidth, low-latency applications and ensures a stable connection.

Lightning Gaming Ports
Aimed for die hard gamers and enthusiasts! Lightning Gaming Ports are sourced from two different controller interfaces that assist gamers in connecting the high speed mice/keyboard with the lower jitter and latency!

Ultra USB Power
Provides stable power and better sound experience! Ultra USB Power provides 5V power transformed from +12V power rail, whose voltage drop will be much lower than the +5V from the PSU under heavy loading, and prevents noise from other devices or RGB LED.

Abundant USB
Front Panel USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C Header
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.

Nahimic Audio
Audio That Matters
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.

Enhance Communication Quality
The Powerful algorithms to ensure the best noise-free conversation, giving a constant vocal level no matter the distance from your mic. The Nahimic audio engine dynamically clear the sound and remove interference noise and lower the voice variation. Result is a better comprehension and less fatigue.
- Static Noise Suppression
- Echo Cancellation
- Lateral Sound Cancellation
- Voice Stabilizer

Ultimate Gaming Experience
- Sound Tracker. The Sound Tracker is a visual indicator that points out the directions from which predominant sounds are coming. Each sound is properly positioned in 360° on a radar for a full immersion during the game.
- Works on any devices!. Enjoy the vibrant and high-quality Surround Sound on all your favorite audio devices: Jack, USB, Bluetooth, HDMI, S/PDIF. Nahimic is compatible with all of your favorite audio tools and ensures the best sound with any of them. Nahimic measure and improve to optimize our technology and offer you the best experience.

Stylish Design
This motherboard features onboard RGB headers and addressable RGB headers that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on. Users may also synchronize RGB LED devices across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories to create their own unique lighting effects.

DIY Friendly
Deluxe Accessories
ASRock Graphics Card Holder
Install your heavy graphics card on the holder; connect it to your motherboard and chassis with screws. Flexibly slide up and down to perfectly adjust the height required for your graphics card in place.

ARGB Splitter Cable
The ARGB Splitter Cable enables easy management of multiple ARGB devices through a single controller. With its splitting capability, it streamlines your lighting setup for a unified and dynamic aesthetic.

Thermistor Cable
The thermistor cable and thermistor header provide an additional source for temperature monitoring, offering customized thermal management solutions.

EZ Setting
Auto Driver Installer
No need to worry about lack of disk drive! Asrock preinstall LAN driver to ensure that you are able to install all drivers needed in an easier way than using SCD.

Flexible Integrated I/O Shield
Unlike most so called pre-mounted I/O shield that is only decorated with fancy color schemes. We reserve more tolerance space and allow IO shield is adjustable when installing, thus fitting chassis perfectly without any mechanical issue.


Processor manufacturer


Processor socket

LGA 1700

Compatible processor series

Intel® Celeron® G, Intel® Core™ i3, Intel® Core™ i5, Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Core™ i9, Intel® Pentium® Gold

Supported processor sockets

LGA 1700


Supported memory types


Number of memory slots


Memory slots type


Memory channels




Supported memory clock speed (max)

8000 MHz

Maximum internal memory

192 GB

Unbuffered memory


Storage controllers

Supported storage drive interfaces


Number of storage drives supported


RAID support


RAID levels

0, 1, 5, 10


Parallel processing technology support


Graphics card family


Graphics card

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Maximum resolution

7680 x 4320 pixels



Discrete graphics support


Internal I/O

USB 2.0 connectors


USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors


USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connectors


Number of SATA III connectors


Front panel audio connector


ATX Power connector (24-pin)


CPU fan connector


Number of chassis fan connectors


TPM connector


Thunderbolt headers


12V power connector


RGB LED pin header


Rear panel I/O ports

USB 2.0 ports quantity


USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity


USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity


USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C ports quantity


Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports


HDMI ports quantity


HDMI version


DisplayPorts quantity


DisplayPort version


Microphone in


S/PDIF out port


WiFi-AP antenna jack


USB connector type

USB Type-A, USB Type-C


Ethernet LAN


Ethernet interface type

2.5 Gigabit Ethernet

LAN controller

Killer E3100G



Top Wi-Fi standard

Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)

Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)



Bluetooth version



Motherboard chipset

Intel Z790

Audio chip

Realtek ALC4082

Audio output channels

7.1 channels

Product colour


Component for


Motherboard form factor


Motherboard chipset family


Windows operating systems supported

Windows 10 x64, Windows 11 x64

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots


PCI Express x16 (Gen 4.x) slots


PCI Express x16 (Gen 5.x) slots


Number of M.2 (M) slots



BIOS type


BIOS memory size

256 Mbit

Clear CMOS button


Weight & dimensions


305 mm


244 mm

Packaging content

Cables included


Antenna included


Screws included


M.2 standoff included


Bundled software

- ASRock Motherboard Utility (Phantom Gaming Tuning) - Killer Control Center - ASRock Polychrome SYNC

Technical details

Sustainability compliance


Sustainability certificates

CE, ErP, EuP, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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