ASRock Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC top motherboards for 12th generation Intel Core processors will be on sale soon. Both novelties have already appeared in online stores. In overseas retail, the Z690 Aqua model will cost at least $1,300, while the Z690 Aqua OC will cost at least $1,400.
Recall that the main difference between ASRock Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC is the number of slots for DDR5 RAM: four and two, respectively. Both models are notable for their massive water block, 20-phase power system, a rich set of interfaces and will be released in an edition of 500 copies. Detailed characteristics of motherboards are available at the links: Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC.
It’s fair to say that ASRock’s new products are not the most expensive Intel LGA1700 boards on the market. In the case of models with a complete water block, the top of the list is occupied by ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial and Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce with recommended prices of $2000 and $1900 respectively.
We can also mention the MEG Z690 Godlike, which MSI has priced at $2,100. It comes with a 32GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 memory kit and a MEG CoreLiquid S360 CBO processor.