ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer ASRock
Description Z790 Riptide WiFi
Type / Chipset Intel LGA 1700 CPU / Intel Z790 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 14 mm (37 mm radius) from the socket to the next capacitor or component – see Fit for Fan. The distance to the next larger cooler is approx. 26 mm (50 mm radius). The overall size of the ATX board is 305 x 244 mm.
Slots ++++ 2x PCIe 5.0 x16/x8, 1x PCIe 4.0 x4, 4x DDR5-800 – DDR5-4800, max 128GB RAM
Connection +++++ 8x SATA3, 4x Hyper M.2 64Gb/s Gen4 x4, 1x Blazing M.2 128Gb/s Gen5 x4, 1x M.2 WIFI/BT, 1x 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Killer E3100G), 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Typ-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Typ-C, 6 USB 3.2 Gen1 Typ-A (2x of them int. version optional, slot bracket not included), 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C front (int. version optional, slot bracket not included), 2x USB 2.0 (4x of them int. version optional, slot bracket not included), Realtek ALC1220 onboard 7.1 sound with 3x 3.5 mm jacks (ext. Speaker Out, ext. Mic, ext. Line In), 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 and 6x fans (6x 4Pin).
Vcore +++++ In BIOS Vcore from 0.800 Volt to 2.200 Volt and Vcore -0.100 to +0.300 Offset
Multiplikator +++++ In BIOS from 4x to 85x (maximum multi depending on CPU)
BCLK +++++ In the BIOS from 97.5 – 500 MHz
VIO/VDD +++++ DRAM Voltage (DDR5 voltage) 0.800 to 1.435V or 2.070V OC United or Separate per Slot and Offset, +1.05V PCH Voltage, +0.82V PCH Voltage, VCCIN AUX Voltage, GPU Voltage, VDD_CPU Voltage, VDD_MRC Voltage, VDD_IMC Voltage, 1. 8V PROC Voltage, VPP Voltage, CPU Load Line Calibration, GPU Load Line Calibration, P-Core/E-Core/Ring/System Agent/Memory/GT PLL Voltage Offset.
Performance* ++++ Benchmark values comparison with different graphics cards and benchmark tools.
Benchmark values with Intel Core i9-14900K processor.

ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 Graphics card:
3DMark Time Spy: 9275
PCMark10: Overall 9581, Essentials 13342, Productivity 12453, Digital Content Creation 14368

OnBoard Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU (i9-14900K):
3DMark Time Spy: 959
PCMark10: Overall 6574, Essentials 11927, Productivity 8144, Digital Content Creation 7938

Manual and Labeling +++ Well-placed, complete motherboard labeling. A good manual with lots of help on topics such as correct CPU installation, memory installation, M.2 installation and much more. The manual is included with the mainboard in various languages.

ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi Layout, design and features …