ASRock Z690 Extreme – Cowcotland

Today, it is the Z690 Extreme motherboard that we are testing. A motherboard for running Intel Alder Lake (12th Gen) processors, based on the high-end Z690 chipset. Designed to work with DDR4 memory, rather than DDR5, it is nonetheless equipped with all the features that these new processors bring. PCI Gen 5 among others. The ASRock Z690 Extreme is priced at 289 euros at the time of writing. Or at a price that positions it between the Gigabyte Z690 Aero G and the MSI Z690 Tomahawk WIFI. Suffice to say that the competition is fierce. 

Read more @ Cowcotland (French)

ASRock Z690 Extreme – El Chapuzas Informatico

ASRock Z690 Extreme offers quite good USB connectivity with 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 connectors and a pair of USB 3.2 Gen2 connectors in A/B format . In addition, it has DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 video outputs for integrated graphics and 7.1 analog and SPDIF audio outputs . In the networking section, it offers a combo of a Dragon RTL8125BG 2.5 GbE card and an Intel I219V GbE , perhaps missing the factory Wi-Fi.

Read more @ El Chapuzas Informatico (Spanish)

ASRock Z690 Extreme – FunkyKit

ASRock Z690 Extreme is one more motherboard from the Extreme series, which offers us high performance and stability. On the other hand, we won’t find too many additional things that usually raise the price but do not necessarily give us a much better experience. I wish to see at least a WiFi/Bluetooth from additional controllers that isn’t available in the European version.

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ASRock Z690 Extreme – ITHardware

When it comes to the visual sphere, ASRock Z690 Extreme focuses on a combination of black, gray and a bit of blue, which gives it a tasteful and eye-catching appearance. In addition, the manufacturer equipped the structure in question with multi-colored LED backlight, placing them along the right edge of the PCB, as well as near the I / O panel and chipset. The heat sinks that cool the power section are of typical sizes, while in terms of the components used, ASRock boasts a 13-phase VRM with MOSFETs with a maximum load of 60 A.

Read more @ ITHardware (Polish)

ASRock Z690 Motherboards Pictured @ Videocardz

The Z690 Taichi, Extreme, and Steel Legend represent the upper-tier in the lineup, although the company is also working on Aqua series featuring pre-installed monoblock. After the departure of the Fatal1ty series, ASRock initially focused on the Phantom Gaming series, but those appear to be going lower in the lineup with each generation.

Furthermore, the lack of H670/B660 and H610 boards here suggests those are not launching at the same time as the Z690 series.

Read more @ Videocardz