Items tagged with ASRock

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on warranty policies that run afoul of the right-to-repair movement. As part of the crackdown, the FTC sent warning letters to eight companies detailing warranty term violations. In three of those letters, which were sent out to ASRock, Gigabyte, and Zotac, the FTC... Read more...
ASRock Challenger Arc A580 8GB OC: MSRP $169 We test the ASRock Challenger Arc A580 graphics card for mainstream gamers and assess where this GPU fits in the current market. Excellent Connectivity At This Price Good Value Inconsistent Performance High Power Draw Idle & Load Large Form Factor Dual 8-Pin Power... Read more...
It didn't take long for ASRock to embrace Intel's discrete GPU efforts with Arc and launch and a handful custom models, such as the Arc A770 Phantom Gaming, Arc A750 Challenger D, and several more SKUs. ASRock also supplies a whole bunch of AMD Radeon models. What you won't find, however, are any NVIDIA GeForce cards among ASRock's current Read more...
DDR5-compatible desktop motherboards are about to support higher capacities thanks to new memory technologies, and ASRock and MSI are already showcasing their boards running with 256GB of RAM. The increased memory capacity is made possible thanks to Kingston's new Fury Renegade RAM sticks, each of which come with 64GB... Read more...
AMD's latest APUs combining Zen 4 CPU grunt with serious RDNA 3 graphics firepower have been very popular in handheld gaming machines, but they're arguably best-suited for deployment in mini-PCs because, in our testing, the silicon serves best when spec'd for higher power limits than handheld devices can really... Read more...
Aesthetics are a key differentiator for many gaming GPUs, with RGB coolers and wild fan shrouds adorning many popular models. One key area in particular that draws the eyes of enthusiasts everywhere is the color of the product. Not satisfied with simple black or gunmetal color schemes, the rarified white GPU is... Read more...
In case you somehow hadn't already heard, over in Cologne, Germany, the biggest in-person gaming event in the world is going on. It's Gamescom time, and nearly every single vendor who has even the most tenuous connection to gaming is present at the show. That includes hardware companies like ASUS, AMD, and ASRock, the... Read more...
ASRock has provided some updates regarding Intel’s upcoming 14th-Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPU lineup, including motherboard support for the new chips and new memory performance upgrades on the platform. The motherboard manufacturer has confirmed that its Intel 600 and 700 series chipset motherboards will support... Read more...
It's getting increasingly difficult to find an Intel Arc A770 graphics card that's both in stock and being sold from a first-party seller. That's a shame because the Arc A770 is a cost-effective solution for 1080p and 1440p gaming (and it's gotten better with time thanks to continued driver optimizations). ASRock... Read more...
ASRock's Taichi series of motherboards have historically been fantastic pieces of hardware. Your author's main personal PC is based on an ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard, and it's been rock-solid and feature-filled through two different CPU upgrades since its release in mid-2019. However, your author does have one... Read more...
ASRock has added a new Intel Arc A380 graphics card to its stables. This might have passed without comment, and ASRock hasn’t published a press release for this product, but this is notable for being the firm’s first ever low-profile (LP) graphics card design. The Arc A380 is very much the junior member of the Arc... Read more...
AMD followed up the launch of its flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX and next-rung-down Radeon RX 7900 XT with the decidedly mid-range and more affordable Radeon RX 7600, skipping right over the Radeon RX 7800 series in the process. Make no mistake, though, Radeon RX 7800 cards are coming—it would be a shock if AMD skipped... Read more...
ASRock has delivered a pleasing BIOS update for owners (and prospective buyers) of its Radeon RX 7900 XTX Aqua Extreme OC graphics card. After applying this update, ready to download immediately, owners will experience a further performance boost with this already overclocked ('OC') liquid cooled product. In a... Read more...
ASRock's Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XTX has been discounted well below its $1120 MSRP to just $959.99 for the first time ever. The card's new price is not only significant for the Phantom Gaming SKU, but it is also a noticeable discount from AMD's $1000 MSRP for the reference models. On top of this, the card is... Read more...
PCIe 5.0 SSDs are about to be out, and they're super-fast, with peak transfer rates up over 12 GB/second. Anything moving data around that quickly is going to use some significant power to do it, and as you are likely already aware if you read this site regularly, PCIe 5.0 SSDs get pretty warm. There's a variety of... Read more...
The graphics card market has been very turbulent for an extended period of time, so it is gratifying to see powerful latest-generation models significantly below MSRPs. The headlining AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT at $100 below MSRP is an ASRock branded model, from the firm’s Phantom Gaming stables, packing a triple fan 0dB... Read more...
ASRock's new Blazing Quad M.2 card is the newest in its series of Quad M.2 cards, starting with the PCIe 3.0 "Ultra" and continuing with the PCIe 4.0 "Hyper" card. The latest version supports four M.2 SSDs up to 110mm in length, and it can run all four at the peak PCIe 5.0 x4 rate of 16 GB/sec—assuming your host CPU... Read more...
The PC market is getting battered right now, though for consumers that's not necessarily a bad thing. For suppliers, however, these are trying (albeit temporary) times. Last week we reported on the processor market suffering the largest quarterly and annual declines in at least three full decades, and now it's come to... Read more...
If you're putting together a PC that has to fit in a space less than five inches long in any dimension, that means you have to settle for mediocre parts with just a couple of CPU cores and weak graphics, right? Well, not necessarily. Check out ASRock Industrial's new 4X4 BOX 7000/D5 series. These micro-PCs are, as... Read more...
As upgradable as PCs can be, the process is typically restricted to wholesale swapping of components. Remove that veteran GeForce GTX 1060 and slot in a shiny new RTX 4070 Ti. Apart from memory and storage, where you can sometimes just bolt on more, expanding your system’s capabilities is an “out with the old, in with... Read more...
Evidence that ASRock is busy working on new AMD RDNA 3 architecture graphics cards has emerged online. Tech site VideoCardz has acquired some exclusive and commendably clear images that appear to be of genuine ASRock Phantom Gaming and Taichi series graphics cards based on the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT SKUs. These... Read more...
ASRock has launched a 13.3-inch PC case side panel display kit. It is an IPS monitor that fits within the common transparent left-side window of a tower PC case. The PCs and components maker amusingly touts this rather small in-PC screen as being a choice that could "double your productivity." If the above in-PC... Read more...
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