Typically it’ll seemingly be a really dangerous concept to submerge your motherboard in water whereas it is powered on. That is furthermore true of ASRock’s new X570 Aqua, nonetheless in distinction to most motherboards, it is a “completely water cooled” slab to your Ryzen assemble, with a really massive water block defending the essential bits.
Technically, the security will not be full—the DIMM slots and various parts and completely totally different bits alongside the perimeters are uncovered. The remaining, nonetheless, sits beneath a shiny a custom-made block that is been “skillfully designed to make sure the warmth of the CPU, VRM, and chipset might very nicely be dissipated efficiently,” ASRock says.
“Coolant is break up into three passages so that every home might very nicely be cooled individually with out interfering with one another. This design furthermore lowers the water resistancy contained throughout the cooling block, giving sooner water stream to take care of the right cooling effectivity,” ASRock explains.
On account of the decide implies, the X570 Aqua relies on AMD’s X570 chipset. Which suggests it helps the newest selections, considerably PCI Specific 4.0. It is the one shopper chipset with PCIe 4.Zero assist, which primarily comes into play when utilizing a PCIe 4.Zero SSD able to hitting research speeds all through the neighborhood of 5,000MB/s.
Excessive finish selections abound, akin to a 14-phase vitality design for clear present of vitality to the CPU (in idea this may assist with overclocking), built-in Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) assist, Thunderbolt three connectivity, and an Aquantia 10Gb/s Ethernet port.
ASRock is solely making 999 of those boards. It is undoubtedly a particular part product, and if the worth finally ends up being spherical $1,000 as our buddies at TomsHardware have been listening to fairly a number of months to date, it should be a troublesome promote.