This motherboard is designed to make the best out of the 9th generation Intel Core processors. The sturdy VRM design provides extreme overclocking potential, lower temperatures during gaming and reinforced system stability for taking on all sorts of arduous computing tasks. In addition to built-in RGB illumination, it also features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that lets the motherboard connect to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on. Users may also synchronize their RGB-LED devices across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessory line to create their own unique lighting effects. Equipped with an M.2 slot that supports both SATA3 6Gbps and the PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 interface that pushes data transfer speeds up to 32Gbps, these boards are compatible with ASRock's U.2 Kit for installing some of the world's fastest U.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSDs. A massive full coverage M.2 heatsink that's able to dissipate heat efficiently to ensure your high-speed M.2 SSD is always working at its best. The front USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C header delivers up to 5Gbps data transfer rates and has a next-generation reversible USB design on the front panel of computer case. It's time to enjoy the most purified audio performance with ultra high definition. Purity Sound 4 is a combination of several hardware and software audio solutions. These include: 7.1-CH HD audio with the latest Realtek ALC1220 audio codec, individual PCB layers for R/L audio channel, 120dB SNR DAC, and other technologies that deliver only the crispest sound effects. POOL (Planes On Outer Layers) technology allows 4-layer boards to utilize stripline routing instead of micro-strip routing, giving the motherboard better electrical properties and performance. ASRock's free bundled and brand-new SLI HB Bridge is compatible with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards that double the available transfer bandwidth, delivering rock-stable gameplay and letting you experience surround gaming in the right way. Supports Intel Optane memory technology and Intel Optane storage technology that redefines a new standard of high performance and responsiveness.