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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review, New Powerful DDR5 Compatible Motherboard

If you're using DDR5, the ASRock high-end gaming motherboard Z690 PG Velocita is definitely recommended.

Story Highlights
  • Highlighted Features:
  • Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors (LGA1700)
  • 17 Phase SPS Dr.MOS Power Design
  • Supports DDR5 6400MHz (OC)
  • 1 PCIe 5.0 x16, 1 PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 6 SATA3, 1 Blazing M.2 (PCIe Gen5 x4), 2 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4), 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 1 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Front Type-C, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C), 10 USB 3.2 Gen1 (6 Rear, 4 Front)
  • Killer E3100 2.5G LAN, Intel® Gigabit LAN, Killer AX1675 802.11ax (WiFi 6E) + Bluetooth
  • ASRock Graphics Card Holder

ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review. Motherboards are equipped with the Intel Z690 chipset, which increases options, such as high-end models that support next-generation DDR5 memory and models that emphasize looks like a white design pc. ASRock is a motherboard compatible DDR4 memory such as the precious Mini-ITX standard “Z690M-ITX/AX”, the entry model “Z690 Pro RS”, and the standard mainstream model “Z690 Steel Legend”. There are many compatible models, but DDR5 memory models are also available. One of them is the “Z690 PG Velocita”, a high-end gaming motherboard that we will review this time.

Phantom Game Series, High-end ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review Motherboard

“Z690 PG Velocita” is a model equipped with the Intel Z690 chipset from the ASRock Phantom Gaming high-end gaming brand family “PG Velocita”.

In addition to ASRock’s unique gaming function “Lightning Game Port” which realizes smooth, uninterrupted communication by connecting a USB keyboard and mouse via a separate controller, PCIe 5.0 x 4, 128 GB/s transfer Equipped with a “BLAZING M.2” slot supporting speed, LAN 2.5 gigabit “Killer E3100” for gamers with a reputation for stability, and “Killer AX1675x” which supports Wi-Fi 6.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: ASRock High Grade Gaming Motherboard “Z690 PG Velocita”. The actual selling price is around USD 510
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: The chipset heat sink contains a dummy board. The circular design of the PG logo is also quite striking
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: “Lightning game port” which stabilizes device traffic by separating keyboard and mouse connections to the normal USB interface and PCIe interface
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Equipped with “BLAZING M.2”, an M.2 slot that supports PCIe 5.0 x4. Compatible products have not been released yet, but you can smoothly build the fastest environment after the product appears.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Equipped with Wi-Fi 6 as standard, which can realize high-speed network wirelessly

Equipped with powerful power supply circuit which makes Core i9 operate stably

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review

“Z690 PG Velocita” is equipped with a powerful 17-phase power supply circuit consisting of a 60A compatible Dr MOS SPS. Therefore, the Core i9-12900K / KF which is the highest model of the 12th generation Core processor whose power consumption (Maximum Turbo Power) reaches 241W with only CPU, can be combined with confidence.

In addition, two aluminum heat sinks connected by heat pipes are provided to cool parts of the power supply circuit. In addition, the heat sink on the rear interface side has an internal cooling fan which aids in heat dissipation. In addition to the 30 mm cooling fan equipped with the top heatsink, a bracket that allows you to add a separately prepared 40 mm cooling fan is also included. It fits perfectly with the water-cooled CPU cooler, which reduces airflow to the power supply circuit.

The rotation speed of each VRM cooling fan can be controlled, and UEFI’s “FAN-Tastic Tuning” recognizes the additional cooling fan on the top side as “MOS FAN” and the cooling fan with the internal cooling assembly on the rear side as “VRM Fan” can be controlled.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Equipped with a 17-phase power supply circuit consisting of 60A SPS Dr MOS. Equipped with a fin-structured aluminum heat sink which increases the heat dissipation area
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: The CPU power connector has a specification of 8 pin x 2, and stable power can be supplied even with the top Core i9 CPUs.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Rear interface side heat sink equipped with cooling fan
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Top heatsink
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: The two heat sinks are connected by a heat pipe. Dissipates heat efficiently from the power supply circuit
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: The cooling fan can be added to the top heat sink with a special bracket.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: A bracket that can add a 40 mm square fan is also included.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: In addition to the manual setting of the rotation speed, the operating mode can be selected from presets such as “Silent” and “Standard”.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: “MOS Fan” and “VRM Fan” should operate semi-fanless when “Silent” is selected.

DDR5 memory supports 6400MHz

Z690 PG Velocita supports DDR5 memory that operates at a higher clock than DDR4 memory. To drive this high clock stably, the memory slot uses a surface mount method that increases physical strength and suppresses signal degradation. Supports DDR5-6400 up to 6400MHz.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: The memory slot is covered with a metal cover which increases physical strength
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Since the memory slots are surface mounted, the pins do not penetrate the board, and the back side of the board in the memory slots is clean.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: In UEFI, it is possible to set up to DDR5-10000

Full expansion slot

The 12th generation Core processors and Z690 chipset support PCI Express 5.0, and for the first time at Intel, the chipset side lane also supports PCI Express 4.0. On the Z690 PG Velocita, the “PCIE1” form PCIe ×16 slot on the top is PCIe 5.0 compatible. Furthermore, unlike other companies, by allocating a share of the number of lanes to the M.2 slot instead of the PCIe x16 slot, “BLAZING M.2” which corresponds to PCIe 5.0 x4 operation is installed.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: It features not only a PCIe 5.0 x4 compatible M.2 slot, but also a number of expansion slots that won’t be a problem for expansion

The PCIe expansion slot is equipped with two PCIe 3.0e x1 in three PCIe x16 forms, whose operation changes depending on the number of slots used.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: A PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, which has a bandwidth of 128 GB/s, double that of conventional PCIe 4.0 x16, the surface mounted, increasing signal load and increasing stability during high-speed transfers.

Up to 3 M.2 SSD devices can be installed

The M.2 slot is equipped with four units including “BLAZING M.2” which is PCIe 5.0 x4 compatible. From the CPU socket side, “Hyper M.2 socket (M2_1)” which operates PCIe 4.0 x4, “BLAZING M.2 socket (M2_4)” which supports PCIe 5.0 x4 in the second stage, PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA3 “Ultra M.2 socket (M2_2)” compatible, and “Hyper M.2 (M2_3) sockets” compatible with PCIe 4.0 x4 on the bottom.

Since “BLAZING M.2 socket (M2_4)” and “Ultra M.2 socket (M2_2)” will be used exclusively, the maximum number of units that can be installed is three, but there are no drawbacks, including data storage.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: The second stage is equipped with “BLAZING M.2 sockets (M2_4)” and “Ultra M.2 sockets (M2_2)” facing each other. Only one can be used

Check more features

From here, let’s take a look at the features of the Z690 PG Velocita with photos. The Z690 PG Velocita has a complete rear interface. One Type-A and one Type-C port are compatible with USB3.2 Gen2, and six USB3.2 Gen1 Type-A. It is equipped with two wired LANs, 2.5 gigabit LAN and gigabit LAN, as well as HDMI and DisplayPort output terminals for the iGPU, which will help in case of a video card failure.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Full back interface. Also equipped with a switch button for ASRock USB BIOS Flashback which can update the BIOS only with a power supply
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Also interesting because there are 8 fan connectors. The top side is equipped with 3 units for CPU fan, water pump and VRM cooling fan.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Convenient power-on switch and reset switch when combined with an open-frame PC case
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Equipped with a “Dr Debug” error code display function that makes it easy when a problem occurs and a clear CMOS button.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Equipped with “ASRock Graphic Card Holder” to support video card

I’m trying to build it with a Core i7 whose price performance has dropped sharply, and its cost performance has improved tremendously!

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review

From here, let’s actually build it using the Z690 PG Velocita and check its operation. The Z690 PG Velocita is equipped with a 17-phase power supply suite that can be safely coupled with the top-tier 12th generation Core i9-12900K/KF, but this time the price has dropped significantly and cost performance has improved. I decided to build on a Core i7-12700K.

The Core i7-12700K surpasses the previous-generation Core i9, and is also interesting because it doesn’t worry about the cooling surface like the current-generation Core i9-12900K/KF.

Actually, here we are using the Corsair “iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX”, an all-in-one water cooling unit that uses a 280 mm radiator which is compatible with many PC cases, even in scenes where the CPU is fully loads, the CPU temperature is in the 80 degree margin range.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Core i7-12700K with 12 cores / 20 threads and up to 5GHz. Just a month and a half after launch, the price has dropped by almost USD 45.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Memory is Team DDR5-4800 16GB TED516G4800C40BK x 2 pieces set
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Memory chip made by Micron
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Corsair “iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX” all-in-one water cooling unit featuring a 280mm radiator
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: For primary storage, use the Samsung “980 PRO 2 TB” NVMe SSD, which is PCI Express 4.0 compatible.
PeripheralsDetails
CPUIntel “Core i7-12700K”
(12 core / 20 thread, 2.7-5.0GHz )
CPU coolerCorsair “iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX”
(simple water cooler, 280mm radiator)
Main boardASRock Z690 PG Velocita
Intel Z690 ATX
StorageTeam TED516G4800C40BK
DDR5-4800 16GB×2
Video cardPalit GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GamingPro 12GB
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GDDR6X 12GB
SSDSamsung 980 PRO MZ-V8P2T0B/IT
PCIe4.0 NVMe, 2TB
Power supply unitSUPER FLOWER LEADEX VI PLATINUM PRO 1000W
80PLUS PLATINUM, 1000W
OSWindows 11 Pro 21H2
Testbed Environment

Check the engine performance of Z690 PG Velocita & Core i7

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review

Let’s see the performance of the Z690 PG Velocita equipped with the Core i7-12700K.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: The Core i7-12700K has a TDP of 125W (MTP is 190W).
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: In “Task Manager”, you can see that the processor is recognized by 12 cores / 20 threads.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: When multithreading, it operates with P core 4700MHz and E core 3600MHz.
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: When single threaded, P core is pulled up to 4900-5000MHz
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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: You can see that Team is running on DDR5-4800 CL40-40-40

Performance with “CINEBENCH R23” which is fully loaded with CPU, “Blender Open Data”, and “UL Procyon” which is a benchmark that can measure creative performance by actually using “Adobe Photoshop” and “Adobe Lightroom Classic”. Let’s see.

You can highlight the performance of Core i7-12700K powerfully

Performance with “CINEBENCH R23” which is fully loaded with CPU, “Blender Open Data”, and “UL Procyon” which is a benchmark that can measure creative performance by actually using “Adobe Photoshop” and “Adobe Lightroom Classic”. Let’s see.

When I directly execute “CINEBENCH R23” the score is 22,720 for the Multi and 1916 for the Single. As expected, Multi scores close to 5000 scores from Core i9-12900K, but the Single scores are within a score difference of around 100. Nonetheless, the Multi scores far superior to Core i9-12000K, which was the highest in the previous generation, at around 7,000.

Also, Multi’s score has increased by 5600 over Core i5-12600K which you can see and verify in the review “Z690 PG Riptide” article. Due to the recent price drop, the Multi score value per USD 10 of Core i7-12700K is quite close to the popular Core i5-12600K.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Results of “CINEBENCH R23”

Furthermore, the execution results of the official benchmark “Blender Open Data” (Blender version 2.93.1) of the 3DCG application “Blender” by the CPU processing are as follows. The tendency is the same as “CINEBENCH R23”, the processing time is significantly shortened from the previous generation Core i9, and the processing is completed almost 2 minutes earlier with the heaviest processing “victor”.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Results of “Blender Open Data”

At the end, the load is not so high that the CPU is fully loaded, but the photo editing system of “UL Procyon” that actually uses “Adobe Photoshop” and “Adobe Lightroom Classic” whose processing time affects the processing time. I ran the benchmark “Photo Editing Benchmark”.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Results of “Photo Editing Benchmarks”

The Photo Editing Benchmark score is 8651, which is the second half of 8000 units, which can be said to be very good. Image Retouching, which was tested in Photoshop only, reach 7651, and Batch Processing, which was performed using Lightroom Classic, reach 9883, both good scores.

Super powerful power supply circuit cooling with VRM cooling fan

When running “CINEBENCH R23” where the CPU is fully loaded, the load on the power supply circuit is lower than the Core i9-12900K where the whole system power consumption reaches around 350W. Even so, the actual power consumption is around 265W Core i7-12700K & test environment. Here, let’s check the temperature of the power supply circuit when “CINEBENCH R23” is run for 30 minutes.

For testing, install the built-in 30 mm VRM cooling fan. The rotation speed is set to “Standard” along with the cooling fan with the internal cooling assembly on the back side. The temperature is recorded using “HWiNFO64 Pro”.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: Power circuit temperature idle vs high load

Even when running “CINEBENCH R23” where the room temperature is around 18 degrees, the open frame is assembled, and the CPU is fully loaded and the power consumption of the entire system is around 265W, the temperature is in the 40 degrees range, and I am completely worried. The temperature is not felt. It goes well with a water-cooled CPU cooler that doesn’t allow wind to flow around the CPU socket.

One of the must recommend building your own Core i7/i9 PC

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita Review: ASRock Z690 PG Velocita is DDR5 memory compatible Motherboard that recommended for building high-end PCs built with Core i9 / i7.

The “BLAZING M.2 socket” that supports PCIe 5.0 x4 with outstanding future potential is equipped with 2.5 gigabit LAN & Wi-Fi 6 of the next generation network that holds the basics, and abundant USB3.2 Gen2 ports, which is attractive enough offered by Z690 PG Velocita.

In addition, despite the 190W MTP in the powerful 17-phase power supply circuit, even when the Core i7-12700K with 12 cores / 20 threads is fully loaded, it is interesting with the VRM heat sink equipped with a cooling fan capable of dissipating temperatures to as low as 40 degrees, it’s already sufficient. If you’re thinking of building a Core i9/i7 & DDR5 memory that delivers the best performance this winter, it’s worth considering.

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Score Assessment

Performance - 8.7
Facilities & Features - 9.5
Easiness - 9.2
Price - 8

8.9

Overall

The "BLAZING M.2 socket" that supports PCIe 5.0 x4 with outstanding future potential is equipped with 2.5 gigabit LAN & Wi-Fi 6 of the next generation network that holds the basics, and abundant USB3.2 Gen2 ports, which is attractive enough offered by Z690 PG Velocita.

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