Z690

At CES 2022, ASRock has announced two premium and limited edition Z690 motherboards. The ASRock Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC motherboards both boast impressive specifications, including a custom monoblock cooling both the processor and power delivery, 10 GbE, 2 GbE, and Wi-Fi 6E networking, as well as dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports, eight SATA ports, and three PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots. In 2019, ASRock debuted its highly premium yet expensive Aqua series through the ASRock X570 Aqua, which we reviewed. We also reviewed the ASRock Z490 Aqua, and our overall thoughts were that the Aqua was extremely 'cool' in both performance and aesthetics. Fast forward to 2022, and ASRock has launched two new Aqua series motherboards for Intel's Alder Lake, one for conventional...

Intel Alder Lake DDR5 Memory Scaling Analysis With G.Skill Trident Z5

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81 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/23/2021

The Intel Z690 Motherboard Overview (DDR4): Over 30+ New Models

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket...

42 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/24/2021

The Intel Z690 Motherboard Overview (DDR5): Over 50+ New Models

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket...

126 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/9/2021

Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake for Desktops: Top SKUs Only, Coming November 4th

Over the past few months, Intel has been drip-feeding information about its next-generation processor family. Alder Lake, commercially known as Intel’s 12th Generation Core architecture, is officially being announced...

395 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/27/2021

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