Tuesday, October 26th 2021

Pricing of Eight ASRock Z690 Motherboard Leak

As we're getting closer to the reveal of Intel's 12-series of CPUs and the Z690 chipset, we're seeing more and more retailers leak pricing information about the various products and today pricing of some upcoming ASRock Z690 has leaked courtesy of Amazon UK. We're looking at a good spread of boards here, from the high-end Z690 Taichi to entry level Phantom Gaming 4, which should give a good idea on what to expect to pay based on where in the range the board is located.

The cheapest board of the eight is the Z690M Phantom Gaming 4 which is a DDR4 board and this mATX board comes in at £172.50, or about $238. Keep in mind that UK VAT is at 20 percent, so the pricing might not be directly comparable to US pricing. Next up we have the full-sized Z690 Phantom Gaming 4 which comes in at £213.50 or US$295, with the DDR5 version actually being slightly cheaper at £207.15 or US$286.
This is followed by the Z690 Phantom Gaming Riptide DDR4 at £240.62 or US$333. It should be noted that the Riptide naming has so far only been used on some AMD motherboard SKUs from ASRock. Moving up another step we have the Z690 Steel Legend DDR4 at £280.72 or US$388, followed by the Z690 Extreme (DDR5) at £306.20 or US$422.
The last two boards are really jumping in terms of price, starting with the Z690 Phantom Gaming Velocita DDR5 at £457.59 or US$632. Although not ASRock's flagship model, based on earlier leaks, the Z690 Taichi DDR5 is listed at a rather wallet unfriendly £627.57 or US$866. It seems like the only SKU that should be pricier than the Z690 Taichi will be the Z690 Aqua and if history is anything to go by, the Aqua will be well over US$1,000. Pictures are courtesy of Videocardz who leaked them earlier this month.
Sources: @momomo_us, Videocardz
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8 Comments on Pricing of Eight ASRock Z690 Motherboard Leak

#1
NuCore
What a lot of poverty and misery on one surface o_O @ Phantom series
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#2
dinmaster
seems like motherboard prices got quite a bit higher...
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#3
bonehead123
Holy wallet scruncher Batman, if these silly-assed price-gouging trends continue, we will have to take out a 2nd mortgage on da Batcave (or become buttbuddies with some wallstreet banker) just to build a new rig or upgrade an existing one...
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#4
Skylinestar
Z-chips should not exist on Phantom Gaming 4 series.
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#5
stiffmeister
NuCoreWhat a lot of poverty and misery on one surface o_O @ Phantom series
Ikr? I've bought budget £50 budget boards with similar look and features, nearly 200 for that is just taking the goddam piss :nutkick:
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#6
Dammeron
dinmasterseems like motherboard prices got quite a bit higher...
Even though memory voltage reg. was removed (since it's on the DDR5 memory sticks now)...

Remember when highest models of mobos costed 300$?
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#7
tabascosauz
ASRock keeps outdoing itself every generation with the Phantom Gaming 4 boards......forget Z490/Z590, X570/B550 were already borderline fire hazards with AM4's paltry power draw.

An 8+4 pin on heatsinks that can barely handle half the output of a single 8 pin, on Z690 that allows users to OC, on a CPU family that looks like it goes through the roof when OC'ed, with what is 99% likely the same garbage Sinopower discretes that are garbage even amongst discretes.

Every generation I wonder if ASRock is just memeing. This time, this PG4 bullshit is actually goddamn dangerous if the UP9505S doesn't intervene with OCP/OTP, if that already wasn't the case on Z590. Fortunately this board on B550/Z490 trended towards aggressive throttling, but forgive me if ASRock hasn't exactly inspired confidence in the past 3 years.
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#8
Gmr_Chick
tabascosauzASRock keeps outdoing itself every generation with the Phantom Gaming 4 boards......forget Z490/Z590, X570/B550 were already borderline fire hazards with AM4's paltry power draw.

An 8+4 pin on heatsinks that can barely handle half the output of a single 8 pin, on Z690 that allows users to OC, on a CPU family that looks like it goes through the roof when OC'ed, with what is 99% likely the same garbage Sinopower discretes that are garbage even amongst discretes.

Every generation I wonder if ASRock is just memeing. This time, this PG4 bullshit is actually goddamn dangerous if the UP9505S doesn't intervene with OCP/OTP, if that already wasn't the case on Z590. Fortunately this board on B550/Z490 trended towards aggressive throttling, but forgive me if ASRock hasn't exactly inspired confidence in the past 3 years.
And....there it is. Leave it to you to say what I'm thinking, Tabby! :clap:

I'll admit, even though I'm running their B550 PG Velocita, I find the majority of ASRock's boards -- especially the PG4 series -- to be rather....pathetic? Not to mention a bit misleading; and the PG4 series has been that way since Z490, what with ASRock labeling it a Z-series board, when in reality it's more like an H-series board in regards to VRMs and all other that important stuff.

What pisses me off is that they're STILL doing this with Z690! I mean, seriously, at this point they are just fucking trolling.
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