ASRock Z690 PG Riptide – HardwareCooking

In terms of connectivity, we have 6 USB Type-A ports at the back, two of which are 2.0 and four others are USB 3.2. We also have two 16x PCIe slots, the first is PCIe Gen5 compatible and the second is Gen4. For M.2 format SSDs, we have three slots. The first two are PCIe Gen4 x4 compatible and the last is PCIe Gen3 and SATA. Note that only the first slot has a heatsink to prevent thermal throttling . For the other slots, nothing prevents you from using heat sinks that can be purchased from various brands.

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ASRock Z690 PG Riptide – FunkyKit

ASRock have been busy releasing new motherboard series for the latest Intel Alder Lake-S processors. Their extensive product range and SKUs already includes many motherboards based on the Z690 and B660 chipsets. Before we move to the options with B660, we still have to present some of the Z690 motherboards. This time it will be Z690 PG Riptide – a motherboard from a well-known Phantom Gaming series designed for gamers and other demanding users.

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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.

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