ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi Motherboard Review

++++ The ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi motherboard is available in stores for approx. 280 Euro (01/2024) and is thus already in the upper price segment of the Intel LGA 1700 motherboards and in the middle price segment of the Intel Z790 Refresh motherboards.

The Intel LGA 1700 DDR5 ATX motherboard can excellently overclock current Intel LGA1700 processors of the 12th, 13th and 14th generation and has a fantastic basic configuration with a fast PCIe Gen5 slot as well as ASRock Blazing 128Gb/s M.2 slot for PCIe Gen5 x4 SSDs and 2.5 Gigabit LAN on the I/O panel. Addressable ARGB lighting has also been considered, which can be connected extensively and is even already integrated under the M.2 cooler.

As basic equipment, the Z790 Riptide WiFi motherboard offers a total of three PCI Express slots, eight SATA3 ports, four fast Hyper M.2 64Gb/s slots and one Blazing M.2 128Gb/s slot, one M.2 2230 slot with pre-installed WIFI/BT module, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, up to seven possible USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, an additional USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C front panel connector, up to six possible USB 2.0 ports, a 2.5 Gigabit LAN port, analog sound output via three jacks, four DDR5 slots, ASRock A-Tuning software also for controlling the fans in Windows, ASRock Polychrome Sync RGB for addressable RGB LED lighting and much more.

The ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi motherboard is a great choice with extensive features thanks to the Intel Z790 chipset and has a powerful PLC power supply for overclocking. In addition, the stylish ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi motherboard has a great basic equipment and convinces with an enormous number of USB ports up to the fast 2.5 Gigabit LAN port and lots of fast M.2 slots. Only the USB-C connections on the rear could be more versatile and perhaps one or two people will miss the optical S/PDIF output, although many users now use sound solutions via USB anyway.

With this powerful overall package, we would like to present the ASRock Z790 Riptide WiFi motherboard from the Phantom Gaming series with our Purchase Tip Award 01/2024.

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* The Intel LGA 1700 motherboard tests from 01.01.2024 are based on an Intel Core i9-14900K CPU, ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 graphics card, 2x 8GB Crucial DDR5-4800 memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 11, SiSoftware Sandra, Futuremark PCMark10 and 3DMark (available in the links and downloads section as a download). All benchmark results serve only as a comparison of the approximate motherboard performance.

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