This ATX motherboard is engineered with optimized VRM design to unleash the full force of the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors. It's ready for future PCIe 5.0 graphics card, and also incorporates Gen 4 PCIe M.2 slots, 20 Gbps USB-C and 2.5 GbE LAN to accelerate your work and play. Performance aside, the Z690 PG Riptide looks great, sporting brushed heatsinks with complementary RGB lighting that can sync with the rest of your system.
Optimized VRM Design
Dr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications! Compared to traditional discrete MOSFETs, it intelligently delivers higher current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.
13 Power Phase Design
Featuring sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.
6 Layer PCB
The 6 Layer PCB provides stable signal traces and power shapes delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for memory overclocking! Thus, it's able to support the latest memory modules with most extreme memory performance!
2oz Copper PCB
2 ounce copper inner layers that provide stable signal traces and power shapes! Delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.
PCIe 5.0 + Surface-Mount Tech
Compared to conventional DIP style PCIe slot, the SMT type PCIe slot improves signal flow and maximize stability under high speed, a key breakthrough to fully support the lighting speed of the latest PCIe 5.0 standard.
The latest PCI Express 5.0 is able to perform a breathtaking bandwidth of 128GBps, ready to unleash the full potential of future high end graphic cards.
Killer Ethernet E3100
The Killer E3100 2.5 Gbps Ethernet controller is specially designed for competitive gamers and performance-hungry users. The enhanced detection and prioritization engine provides the ultimate networking experience for gaming and multimedia applications.
Whether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details.
ASRock Graphics Card Holder
Install your heavy graphics card on the holder; connect it to your motherboard and chassis with screws. Flexibly slide up and down to perfectly adjust the height required for your graphics card in place.
Lightning Gaming Ports
Aimed for die hard gamers and enthusiasts! Lightning Gaming Ports are sourced from two different controller interfaces that assist gamers in connecting the high speed mice/keyboard with the lower jitter and latency!
In addition to the built-in RGB illumination, it also features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, and chassis. Users may also synchronize RGB LED devices across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories to create their own unique lighting effects.
* The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND), with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V), a max of 80 LEDs and length within 2 meters.
* The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and length within 2 meters.
High Speed M.2 Solution
This motherboard is capable of accommodating multiple M.2 storage devices, one of which can support PCI Express 4.0 M.2 SSD that is capable of performing twice the speed compared to previous 3rd generation, giving a lightning fast data transferring experience.
Auto Driver Installer
No need to worry about lack of disk drive! Asrock has preinstalled LAN driver to ensure that you are able to install all drivers needed in an easier way than using SCD.
step1: Install Auto Driver Installer
step2: Update drivers needed
step2: Update drivers needed
Get the most convenient BIOS flashing with just a simple click. Users can easily achieve the latest BIOS support with a USB and power supply, No CPU, RAM or other components required.
* The above user interface picture is a sample for reference. The actual user interface may vary with the updated software version.