Gotta Go Fast - ASRock launches an officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog motherboard

Sonic Frontiers is launching tomorrow on PC and consoles

Gotta Go Fast - ASRock launches an officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog motherboard

ASRock launches a Sonic-inspired motherboard for Intel's fastest processors   

To celebrate the launch of Sonic Frontiers (which arrives on PC tomorrow), ASRock have launched their Z790 PG SONIC motherboard. This motherboard is designed to be used with Intel's new Raptor Lake processors, the company's fastest ever mainstream desktop processors. 

From its box to its heatsink designs and PCBs, ASRock's PG Sonic motherboard is filled with Sonic artwork. Even this motherboard's UEFI has a Sonic theme, which is great news for long-time fans of the series. 

With PCIe 5.0 support and support for Intel's new Raptor Lake series processors, ASRock's 790 PG SONIC motherboard is designed with speed in mind. PCIe 5.0 support is available on this motherboard's main PCIe x16 slot for future graphics cards and with a PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot for ultra-fast SSD storage. Networking is also faster than the norm with 2.5Gb ethernet, and fast I/O connectivity is also available though 20 Gbps USB Type-C ports. 

Below is what ASRock has to say about their new Z790 PG Sonic motherboard.

Gotta Go Fast - ASRock launches an officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog motherboard

Press Release - ASRock Z790 PG SONIC Launches Officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog inspired motherboard

Leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, proudly announces its new ASRock Z790 PG SONIC, an officially licensed motherboard featuring SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog. A 16-bit spinning ring emblazons the rear IO cover, while on the rear side you'll even catch a glimpse of Sonic mid-run. The ASRock motherboard is co-launched to celebrate the release of SEGA's new Sonic Frontiers game.

"Designed to bring back epic memories of catching rings in Green Hill Zone, the motherboard echoes Sonic's lightning speed with its fast blue and silver shards and Sonic silhouette, besides the motherboard outlook is designed around the Sonic the Hedgehog theme, the ASRock Z790 PG SONIC also features a SONIC-inspired UEFI BIOS interface", Said Chris Lee, Vice President of ASRock motherboard & gaming monitor business unit.

Hardware That's Gotta Go Fast

The ASRock Z790 PG SONIC features the fastest PCI-Express 5.0 for the latest generation of graphics and add-in cards, plus a Blazing M.2 PCI-Express 5.0 M.2 slot is ready for new, ultra-high speed NVMe SSDs - minimizing load times for gamers!

Killer E3100G 2.5G Ethernet is included, plus a generous array of rear IO USB connectivity, including 20 Gbps USB Type-C and ASRock's patent-pending Lightning Gaming Ports that are optimized for high speed keyboards and mice, minimizing input jitter and click latency. Nahimic Audio, by SteelSeries, ensures powerful and accurate gamer-focused audio is ready for headphones and speakers alike.

All LGA1700 processors can reach their full potential thanks to the 14+1+1 Dr.MOS VRM for CPU core and GT voltages. A generous VRM cooling heatsink, and a 2oz copper PCB underneath provides better thermal performance, even under sustained heavy load.

You can join the discussion on ASRock's official Sonic the Hedgehog 790 PG Sonic motherboard on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

07-11-2022, 17:54:44

That's amazing. Love it

Shame the PCB is black though.Quote

07-11-2022, 20:42:58

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
That's amazing. Love it

Shame the PCB is black though.
I was about to post the same thing, though I like the black PCB.

My favourite was always purple.
For some reason I can't help but think the legendary Gravis Ultrasound was purple, but maybe it was red.Quote

07-11-2022, 21:22:13

I'll triple AA point madeQuote

08-11-2022, 06:04:48

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
That's amazing. Love it

Shame the PCB is black though.
I don't think an entierly blue PCB would've looked that much better

I love it too!! Blue and white/silver builds <3Quote

08-11-2022, 17:51:42

White or silver PCB.Quote

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