ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 – HardwareCooking

For the power stage, we find a configuration of 10+1+1 Renesas RAA22010540 SPS power supply phases of 105A. Everything is controlled via a Renesas RAA229131 controller configured in 10+1. For the iGPU, we have the Renesas ISL99360 reference of 60A. Note that the VRM cooling system is active on this motherboard since we have a fan under the rear connector cover.

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ASRock Z790 & H770 Motherboard List

It is not a surprise that 13th Gen Core CPUs known as ‘Raptor Lake’ will support DDR4 memory technology. After all, these series are based on the same architecture as Alder Lake, and they’re using the same desktop LGA1700 socket. However, until now there was no direct confirmation that the Z790 series will include DDR4 memory variants.

The list of ASRock’s Z790 and H770 motherboards includes DDR4 variants of some boards. This is not the full list, but rather models that are now confirmed to be in active development.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita – CowcotLand

After the Asrock Z690 Extreme, it is the turn of the Asrock Z690 PG Velocita to find itself on our test benches. On the other hand, this time, it will not be with DDR4 memory, but with DDR5. Perfect, even if our two cards are not on the same price bracket, it will still allow us to make an opinion on the differences in performance between the two.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – OCInside

Under full load (Cinebench 23 and Furmark in combination), the power consumption was a good 555 watts, after which the power limits reached a good 480 watts. The heat sinks around the CPU socket didn’t get unnaturally hot either, to be exact 40°C to the left of and 45°C above the CPU. The board didn’t get particularly warm after 35 minutes in the Aida64 system stability test either, we measured around 40°C and 44°C.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition – FunkyKit

It features ASRock’s newest 20 Phase SPS Dr.MOS Power Design and supports PCIE 5.0 slots for graphics cards, as well as memory speeds of up to DDR5 6400MHz (OC). For storage, it comes with 6 x SATA3 ports, 2 x Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4) slots and 1 x M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x2 & SATA3) slot, which is more than enough for more most users. As far as expansion is concerned, it has 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, and 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.

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ASRock Planning Five X670/X670E Boards

ASRock has revealed five upcoming X670 and X670E motherboards on its main site, including the X670E Taichi Carrara, Taichi, Steel Legend, Pro RS, and the X670 PG Lightning. All five boards will serve as ASRock’s introduction into the AM5 platform and are designed to run AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 series processors.

The newest entry in ASRock’s lineup is the X670E Taichi Carrara. This board appears to be nothing more than an outfit change over the vanilla X670E Taichi, with general specifications being identical between the two motherboards. The Carrara sub-variant features a rather extravagant looking white marble top spread out over the entire bottom and rear I/O section of the motherboard. This design is accompanied by a matte black finish in the top and top-right sections of the motherboard, paired with a line of RGB LEDs to the bottom right.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition – Tom’s Hardware

At over $600, the ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition is a pricey alternative to the Taichi that includes more RGBs and native integration with the Razer Synapse ecosystem. If customizing your board and the attached lighting is key, the Razer Edition is a great choice in the premium motherboard space. Otherwise, there are better equipped and less expensive options available.

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ASRock Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E – TweakTown

As far as board hardware goes, this Steel Legend platform follows what we have seen across the entire 600 series chipset ecosystem when considering ATX motherboards. LGA1700 socket for 12th Gen Intel CPUs, four slot memory subsystem, this board taking advantage of the lower cost of DDR4. 128GB of memory is supported with speeds from 3200MHz to 5333MHz via XMP 2.0.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition – TweakTown

The Taichi is one of the best motherboards coming out of ASRock’s current gen portfolio. That said, not everyone may be a fan of the latest aesthetic or the “gear” design used on the last two Z series platforms. For these consumers, ASRock has offered a Razer Edition solution built from their partnership with Razer for the previous few years. This “Razer Edition” shares the same hardware platform as the standard Taichi but changes the entire aesthetic of the motherboard, including all the motherboard heat sinks, rear I/O cover, and RGB layout.

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ASRock Z690 AQUA – Tom’s Hardware

At $1,149.99, the ASRock Z690 Aqua is the least expensive option for a flagship-class Z690 board with integrated custom water cooling. It has many features you’d expect on such an expensive motherboard, but it is missing a couple of things we would want (PCIe 5.0 M.2 storage and water flow/temperature sensors for the loop) that would make this unquestionably the liquid-cooled board to beat.

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