ASRock Z690M-ITX / ax mini-ITX motherboard with 2.5G LAN and Wi-Fi 6E.

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Priced right, it will be a serious candidate for SFF or HTPC builds.
     
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    The vrms look anemic for mid to high end stuff i am 90% sure this motherboard will struggle with 125 watts load and throttle to the hell and back with 250 watts.
     
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    Horrible choice for a z690, everything from ASRock is just pure shait, i had nothing but problems with all of their cheap products, never again.
    Want a good MB with lots of features and a great overclocker? Go for the MSI Pro Z690-A, 14+2-phase design, fantastic MB with tons of features, currently running my 12600k at 5.15ghz on all P-cores and 4.1ghz on all E-cores with AVX offset at 0., at 1.33v with zero issues stable as a rock, paid only 199 USD for it.
     
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  5. Jas39Grippen

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    Because it is, 8-phase design is a joke when trying to keep the 12 series Intel chips running even slightly beyond their specifications, but then again ASRock has never been a good and stable overclocking motherboard, not even their top end product.
    When the resizable bar was introduced, all MB makers updated their bios within days, ASRock was the last, took them weeks, and even then it did not work how it was supposed to.
    There is a great review on Hardware Unboxed site of a lot of the ASRock products and they are being slammed mercilessly for their cheap vrm's, lack of features, instability, poor workmenship, bad overclocking and ridiculous pricing compared to many other better brand motherboards.
     
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    They are also 50 amps phases if they where 70 or higher with at least some cooling i would have been a bit more confident in that vrm. 8 phases can be more than fine especially if it is all for the cpu , the 8 phases we see here are not all for the cpu 1 phase is for the ram and 1 to 3 of those for the igp ... Most likely just 1 so this is 6+1+1 vrm most likely .... That said for an i3 will be more than fine
     
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    ASRock OC Formula and Aqua would like to have a word with you ;) , also hardware unboxed is very bias towards other manufacturers other than gigabyte.
     
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    Ill keep my opinion after reading the actual review.
     
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    Do you have an ASRock MB in your current setup ?
     
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    yes :D ,I'm writing this on my sff tiny box ASRock deskmini and runs non stop 24/7 , love this tiny little box. I'm quite sure and confident this ASRock z690 mini itx will be fine with 12900k.

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    Fair enough, my experience thus far has been shocking to say the least....., and i have had many in the past (all intel however)...but who am i to rain on your parade, enjoy.
     
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    that's like me saying, "oh your pick up truck can haul that bus just fine because i go grocery shopping in my prius". your box has a 65W hard limit for the APU in it and nothing else adding heat to the system. any company that screws up a 65W NUC needs to close up shop immediately. 12600k consumes 120W on average at high loads and can peak as high as 180W. and that's stock. 12900k averages 175W and peaks north of 200W.

    this asrock board is a joke. and yes, previous asrock ITX boards had problem handling proper CPUs in the past. not only is that VRM tiny, it has no cooling. which means that either asrock put in hard cap on power draw or that VRM will overhear and throttle. in either case, you'd be spending hundreds of dollars just to have a computer that's only as fast as one that costs half as much. i had this issue is a asrock B450 itx board, which has a VRM not unlike this one. i had to get rid of it and upgrade to an asus B450 board just so that my 3700x could run properly. and that CPU ate half the power of a 12700k.

    at this point asrock is manufacturing landfill. if you are looking at this board, do yourself a favor; don't. for the same money you can buy better boards. msi and gigabyte have Z690 boards that are far better and cost about the same.
     
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