ASRock Z690 Extreme Intel LGA1700 Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer ASRock
Description Z690 Extreme
Typ / Chipset Intel LGA 1700 CPU / Intel Z690 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 15 mm from the socket to the next capacitor or other mainboard parts – see Fit for Fan. To the next bigger cooler the distance is about 29 mm. The overall size of the ATX board is 305 x 244 mm.
Slots ++++ PCIe 5.0: 3×16, PCIe 3.0: 1×1, 4x DDR4-3200 – DDR4-5000+, max 128GB RAM
Connection ++++ 8x SATA3, 3x M.2 (2x Hyper M.2 64 Gb/s Gen4 x4 depending on CPU, 1x Ultra M.2), 1x vertical M.2 connector for WiFi 2230 WiFi/BT PCIe WiFi module, 1x RJ-45 LAN Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel I219V), 1x RJ-45 LAN 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Dragon RTL8125BG), 1x SPI TPM Header, 1x Power LED and Speaker Header, 1x RGB LED Header, 3x configurable LED headers, 1x Front Audio, 2 x USB 2.0 Header, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header, 1x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header, 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector, 1x BIOS Flashback switch, 1x Optical SPDIF Out Port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port, Audio Connection (Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone), 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 7x Fan (7x 4-pin).
Miscellaneous Features ++++ Premium Power Choke 60A SPS (Smart Power Stage), Nichicon 12K Black Caps, I/O Armor, 2oz Copper PCB, ASRock Auto Driver Installer, ASRock Steel Slot, ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink, ASRock Hyper M.2, ASRock Ultra USB Power, ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
Voltage settings +++++ CPU Core/Cache, GT, DRAM, VPPM,VTTDDR, VCCSFR, VCCPLL_OC, PCH Voltage, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, VPERGCOMP, CPU Internal PLL, GT PLL, Ring PLL, System Agent PLL, Memory Controller PLL Voltage Multi Setting
Multiplier +++++ In the BIOS depending on the CPU freely adjustable
BCLK +++++ In the BIOS adjustable
Manual and Labeling +++ The manual as well as a very detailed quick start guide is included. The pictures are self-explanatory and detailed. A short overview of supported SSDs is also included. The manual is very detailed and covers almost every component on the motherboard as well as the UEFI.

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