ASRock officially launches the Z690 AQUA and limited edition Z690 AQUA OC motherboards for the 12th generation Intel Core processors. The ASRock AQUA Series is the brand’s most premium motherboard series featuring a liquid cooling motherboard monoblock that provides cooling to the CPU and VRM. The Z690 AQUA OC motherboard has been breaking world records prior to this launch with the brand’s resident overclocker Splave.
Liquid-cooling, ARGB and Built-in OLED Screen
The ASRock Z690 AQUA motherboards feature 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 favourite colours and reflects their personal style, and the ASRock Z690 AQUA offers ARGB lighting and a built-in informational OLED display that can really draw the eye.
Extreme 19+1 phase 105A SPS Dr.MOS VRM design
To complement its impressive water-cooling hardware, underneath, a powerful 19+1 phase VRM design with 105 Amp SPS ensures the 12th generation Intel Core processor 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.
Extensive connectivity including Thunderbolt 4
Ensuring maximum performance beyond the motherboard, two Thunderbolt 4 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 Wi-Fi 6E, the Z690 AQUA ensures the widest variety of the fastest multi-gigabit connectivity is on hand to use, whatever your home networking needs.
Break Records with Limited Edition Z690 AQUA OC
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 layout – one DIMM per channel – ensure optimum signal routing to unlock maximum DDR5 OC potential. ASRock will only produce 500 units of the limited edition Z690 AQUA OC motherboard – each with its own production number.
ASRock did not release pricing as of this writing. Learn more about the ASRock Z690 AQUA motherboards at the ASRock website.