ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition – HardwareCooking

To speak technically, we are on a card in the standard ATX format. You will have guessed it from its name, it is based on the Intel Z690 chipset which is the top of the range and which allows a pushed OC. For the socket, it is the LGA1700 and it is therefore compatible with 12th and 13th generation Intel Core processors such as the i9-12900K, i7-12700K or even 12600K and upcoming 13900K, 13700K, etc. As for a few generations in the mainstream sector, this motherboard is capable of managing a maximum of 128 GB of memory. On the other hand, we are here on a DDR5 card, DDR4 is not backward compatible.

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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 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 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 Taichi Razer Edition – ITHardware

Visually, the ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition looks almost identical to the model from this series tested a year ago for AMD processors on the B550 bridge. This means that, compared to the basic version, the modifications simply replace the standard Taichi line decorations with themes related to the Razer brand. The color scheme is subdued, using mainly blacks and shades of gray, and when it comes to LED backlighting, it is very rich, including the right edge of the PCB, the chipset cooling area, the I / O panel cover and the outputs of the integrated sound card.

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