Usually it’s going to seemingly be a very harmful idea to submerge your motherboard in water whereas it’s powered on. That’s moreover true of ASRock’s new X570 Aqua, nonetheless in distinction to most motherboards, it’s a “fully water cooled” slab to your Ryzen assemble, with a very large water block defending the important bits.
Technically, the safety won’t be full—the DIMM slots and numerous elements and fully completely completely different bits alongside the edges are uncovered. The remaining, nonetheless, sits beneath a shiny a custom-made block that’s been “skillfully designed to verify the heat of the CPU, VRM, and chipset may very properly be dissipated effectively,” ASRock says.
“Coolant is break up into three passages so that each house may very properly be cooled individually with out interfering with each other. This design moreover lowers the water resistancy contained all through the cooling block, giving sooner water stream to care for the fitting cooling effectivity,” ASRock explains.
On account of the resolve implies, the X570 Aqua depends on AMD’s X570 chipset. Which suggests it helps the latest choices, significantly PCI Particular 4.0. It’s the one shopper chipset with PCIe 4.Zero help, which primarily comes into play when using a PCIe 4.Zero SSD in a position to hitting analysis speeds all by way of the neighborhood of 5,000MB/s.
Extreme end choices abound, akin to a 14-phase vitality design for clear current of vitality to the CPU (in concept this may increasingly help with overclocking), built-in Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) help, Thunderbolt three connectivity, and an Aquantia 10Gb/s Ethernet port.
ASRock is solely making 999 of these boards. It’s undoubtedly a specific half product, and if the price ends up being spherical $1,000 as our buddies at TomsHardware have been listening to pretty quite a few months thus far, it ought to be a difficult promote.