The Z690 AQUA and Z690 AQUA OC motherboards released by ASRock at CES 2022 are now on sale in major e-commerce companies.
It is reported that the Z690 AQUA series motherboards are specially designed for computer enthusiasts and extreme gamers, especially users who like to build water-cooled cooling overclocking.
Among them, the Z690 AQUA OC is only limited to 500 pieces in the world. The difference from the Z690 AQUA is that the former has only two DDR5 memory slots, and the signal wiring is optimized. It also provides physical buttons, which is convenient for players to perform extreme overclocking operations and maximize the Unleash the potential of overclocking.
Recently , an overclocker, David Miller , used only air-cooled overclocking to overclock the Teamgroup T-Force Delta 16GB single memory to 8000MHz on the Z690 AQUA OC motherboard, with a timing sequence of CL52-120-120-120-240.
In terms of specifications, the board type of the two is E-ATX, and both integrate the CPU water block and cover the VRM circuit, providing good heat dissipation for the power supply system.
The power supply design of the Z690 AQUA OC motherboard is 20-phase, the memory specification is DDR5-7000+(OC) dual-channel, and the maximum capacity is 64GB.
The internal expansion is equipped with three PCIe x16 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, providing six SATA3 ports and three M.2 slots.
Provides HDMI, DisplayPort input, S/PDIF output, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C), etc. on the I/O ports, as well as 10Gb and 2.5Gb Ethernet ports, supporting Wi-Fi 6E and bluetooth.
The motherboard uses a server-grade 12-layer PCB to ensure system stability while ensuring extreme performance.
The price is naturally not too cheap. The Z690 AQUA OC is priced at US$1,399.99.