Review: ASRock Z390 Steel Legend

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Hilbert Hagedoorn:

In this review, we peek at a more affordable Z390 motherboard from ASRock, meet the Z390 Steel Legend. Ready for 8th or 9th Gen processors this board is about performance, aesthetics and features. Rea... Review: ASRock Z390 Steel Legend
I found some small errors in the product spec page: The mobo has only two x16 slots, but the spec twice says that it has three. In one part it says that it has two x16 slots from CPU x16/x0 or x8/x8 and one x16 slot from chipset at x4 and then it say that the motherboard has 3-way mode - x8 / x4 / x4 [if it had three x16 slots and one was from chipset at x4 then it would do x8/x8/x4] On the same page it says that the board has PCIe 2.0 x1 (Chipset): 3, z390 is fully PCIe Gen 3.0 and doesn't have Gen 2.0, Gen 2.0 is for AMD chipsets Here is the proper spec: - 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x16 (PCIE1) / x4 (PCIE4))* - 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe) - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™ - 1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module and Intel® CNVi (Integrated WiFi/BT)
Maybe it's just the fanboy in me, but talking about a 9900k vs a 2000 series topping out at 4.2Ghz vs the 5.0Ghz possible on lucky i9's so close to 3000's release just seems like spite. Yes, I know we haven't seen reviews, but I don't see much of a reason to think the chips are going to be a step backwards.