ASRock Unveil New Flagship Z690 AQUA & AQUA OC Motherboards
Mike Sanders / 2 weeks ago
ASRock has announced the launch of its latest Z690 flagship motherboard, the ASRock Z690 AQUA. Designed to unlock the best of Intel 12th Generation Core ‘K Series’ processors, the AQUA incorporates almost every leading feature imaginable. Looking as good as it cools, the Z690 AQUA truly stands out from all others.
ASRock Z690 AQUA & AQUA OC Motherboards
The Z690 AQUA features a water-cooling mono-block that efficiently cools both CPU and VRM, ensuring maximum performance while keeping the system completely chilled. ASRock includes a digital water leak detector in the package to ensure PC builders can create a legendary water-cooled machine in full confidence. Every PC builder demands addressable RGB effects that sync to their favorite colors and reflects their personal style, and the Z690 AQUA offers ARGB lighting and a built-in informational OLED display that can really draw the eye.
To complement its impressive water-cooling hardware, underneath, a powerful 19+1 phase VRM design with 105 Amp SPS ensures the Intel® 12th Generation Core CPU always has enough power, even when highly overclocked. An unprecedented 12-layer PCB with 2oz copper layers ensures the Z690 AQUA is a flagship-grade motherboard through-and-through.
Ensuring maximum performance beyond the motherboard, two Thunderbolt4 ports give 40Gbps of performance are available, plus not just one, but two USB 3.2 Gen2x2 front panel connectors give an extra 20Gbps USB connectivity at the front of a PC chassis. Featuring 10Gbps AQUANTIA LAN, plus 2.5Gbps LAN and WiFi 6E, the Z690 AQUA ensures the widest variety of the fastest multi-gigabit connectivity is on hand to use, whatever your home networking needs.
Building on the epic foundations of the Z690 AQUA, the Z690 AQUA OC is a limited edition motherboard designed expressly for extreme overclocking. In addition to the 12-layer PCB, 19+1 Digi Power Phase with 105A SPS, an external clock generator boosts OC potential. The two DIMM layouts – one DIMM per channel – ensure optimum signal routing to unlock maximum DDR5 OC potential. With only 500 units of this incredible motherboard available – each with its own production number – get ready to get your hands on one of the world’s most exclusive flagship motherboards!
Where Can I Learn More?
At the time of writing, ASRock hasn’t confirmed any specific regional release dates for its new Z690 AQUA and AQUA OC motherboard models or how much we can expect them to cost when they arrive with retailers. However, I think it goes without saying that neither model is going to be cheap! However, if you do want to learn more about these and the other products launched by ASRock at CES 2022, you can check out their official website via the link here!
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