ASRock Z690 Taichi Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer ASRock
Description Z690 Taichi
Typ / Chipsatz Intel LGA 1700 CPU / Intel Z690 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 5 mm from the socket to the next electrolytic capacitor or component – see Fit for Fan. To the next bigger cooler the distance is about 20 mm. The overall size of the ATX board is 305 x 244 mm.
Slots ++++ PCIe 5.0: 2×16, PCIe 4.0: 1×16, PCIe 3.0: 1×1, 4x DDR5-3600 – DDR5-6400+, max 128GB RAM
Connection ++++ 7x SATA3 (1x independent), 3x M.2 (2x Hyper M.2 64 Gbit/s Gen4 x4 depending on CPU, 1x M.2 via SATA/PCIe Gen3x2), 1x M.2 (Key E) incl. WiFi 2230 WiFi/BT PCIe WiFi Modul, 1x SPI TPM Header, 1x Power LED and Speaker Header, 1x RGB LED Header, 3x configurable LED header, 8x fan (8x 4-pin), 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, 1x independent USB-A header, 2 x Antenna Connection, 1 x HDMI Port, 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports, 2 x USB 4.0 Thunderbolt 4 Type-C Ports, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A Ports, 1 x BIOS Flashback Button, Audio Connection (Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone), 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 (Killer E3100G).
Miscellaneous Features ++++ ASRock USB 4.0, XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink, Premium Power Choke, 105A SPS (Smart Power Stage), Premium Memory Alloy Choke, Nichicon 12K Black Caps, I/O Armor, Matte Black PCB, High Density Glass Fabric PCB, 8 Layer PCB, 2oz Copper PCB, Server-Grade Low-Loss PCB, Killer 2.5G LAN, 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E, Killer DoubleShot Pro, ASRock Auto Driver Installer, ASRock Steel Slots, ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink, ASRock Hyper M.2, ASRock Ultra USB Power, ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports), ASRock Live Update and APP Shop, 1 x Clear CMOS Button, 1 x Dr. Debug with LED, 1 x Power Button with LED, 1 x Reset Button with LED.
Voltage settings +++++ CPU Core/Cache, GT, DRAM, VCCIN, VDD, VDDQ, PHC, PROC, PMIC, VPP, P-Core & E-Core PLL, 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 assembly of the motherboard as well as the UEFI.

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