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ASrock Z690 Steel Legend/D5 DDR5 Intel Motherboard

SKU: Z690 STEEL LEGEND/D5
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Current price £239.00
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Original price £259.00 - Original price £259.00
Original price £259.00
£239.00 - £239.00
Current price £239.00
Supports 12th Gen Intel Core Processors (LGA1700)
15 Phase Dr.MOS Power Design
Supports DDR5 6000MHz (OC)
1 PCIe 5.0 x16, 1 PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
1 M.2 Key-E for WiFi
Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
Realtek ALC897 7.1 CH HD Audio Codec, Nahimic Audio
8 SATA3
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)
8 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Rear, 4 Front)
Dragon 2.5G LAN
ASRock Graphics Card Holder

Dr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications! Compared to traditional discrete MOSFETs, it intelligently delivers higher current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.

Featuring sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.

The 6 Layer PCB provides stable signal traces and power shapes delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for memory overclocking! Thus, it's able to support the latest memory modules with most extreme memory performance!

2 ounce copper inner layers that provide stable signal traces and power shapes! Delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.

DDR5 Memory with Protection Circuit
The reinforced DIMM slot is surfaced mounted onto the motherboard to give better physical strength as well as a more stable memory signal, with this superior revolutionary design, it is able to dramatically overclock DRAM module up to insane frequency.
Due to the unique electrical architecture of DDR5 DIMM, there's a high risk of damaging the memory module if AC power isn't disconnected properly during removal or installation. To prevent this, ASRock has implemented a trouble free protection circuit on every DDR5 motherboard, lowers the risk of damaging your memory module.

PCIe 5.0 + Surface-Mount Tech
Compares to conventional DIP style PCIe slot, the SMT type PCIe slot improves signal flow and maximize stability under high speed, a key breakthrough to fully support the lighting speed of the latest PCIe 5.0 standard.
The latest PCI Express 5.0 is capable to perform a breathtaking bandwidth of 128GBps, ready to unleash the full potential of future high end graphic cards.

Nahimic Audio
Whether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details.
The Powerful algorithms to ensure the best noise-free conversation, giving a constant vocal level no matter the distance from your mic. The Nahimic audio engine dynamically clear the sound and remove interference noise and lower the voice variation. Result is a better comprehension and less fatigue.

Sound Tracker
The Sound Tracker is a visual indicator that points out the directions from which predominant sounds are coming. Each sound is properly positioned in 360 degree on a radar for a full immersion during the game.

ASRock Graphics Card Holder
Install your heavy graphics card on the holder; connect it to your motherboard and chassis with screws. Flexibly slide up and down to perfectly adjust the height required for your graphics card in place.

POLYCHROME RGB
In addition to the built-in RGB illumination, it also features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on. Users may also synchronize RGB LED devices across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories to create their own unique lighting effects.

Dragon 2.5 Gb/s LAN
The intelligent 2.5Gb/s LAN platform is built for maximum networking performance for the demanding requirements of home networking, content creators, online gamers and high-quality streaming media. Boost networking performance up to 2.5X the bandwidth compared to the standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy the faster and uncompromised connectivity experience for gaming, file transfers and backups.

Dual USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A + Type-C)
This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 ports built on the rear i/o for supporting next generation USB 3.2 Gen2 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates.

Specifications

Unique Feature
ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2
ASRock Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s)
ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
ASRock Super Alloy
XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
Premium Power Choke
50A Dr.MOS
Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
I/O Armor
Matte Black PCB
High Density Glass Fabric PCB
2oz Copper PCB
2.5G LAN
ASRock Auto Driver Installer
ASRock Steel Slot
ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink
ASRock Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4)
ASRock Ultra USB Power
ASRock POST Status Checker (PSC)
ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

CPU
Supports 12th Gen Intel Core Processors (LGA1700)
Digi Power design
15 Power Phase design
Supports Intel Hybrid Technology
Supports Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology

Chipset
Intel Z690

Memory
Dual Channel DDR5 Memory Technology
4 x DDR5 DIMM Slots
Supports DDR5 non-ECC, un-buffered memory up to 6000+(OC)
Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 3.0
15µ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

BIOS
256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
SMBIOS 2.7 Support
CPU Core/Cache, CPU GT, DRAM, VCCIN AUX, +1.05V PROC, +1.8V PROC, +0.82V PCH, +1.05V PCH Voltage Multi-adjustment

Graphics
Intel Xe Graphics Architecture (Gen 12)
Dual graphics output: support HDMI and DisplayPort 1.4 ports by independent display controllers
Supports HDMI 2.1 TMDS Compatible with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 60Hz
Supports DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC (compressed) max. resolution up to 8K (7680x4320) @ 60Hz / 5K (5120x3200) @ 120Hz
Supports HDCP 2.3 with HDMI 2.1 TMDS Compatible and DisplayPort 1.4 Ports

Audio
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC897 Audio Codec)
Supports Surge Protection
Gold Audio Jacks
15µ Gold Audio Connector
Nahimic Audio

LAN
2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s
Dragon RTL8125BG
Supports Dragon 2.5G LAN Software
Smart Auto Adjust Bandwidth Control
Visual User Friendly UI
Visual Network Usage Statistics
Optimized Default Setting for Game, Browser, and Streaming Modes
User Customized Priority Control
Supports Wake-On-LAN
Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
Supports PXE

Slots
CPU:
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2), supports x16 mode
Chipset:
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (PCIE3), supports x4 mode
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE5), supports x4 mode
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots (PCIE1 and PCIE4)
1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT PCIe WiFi module and Intel® CNVi (Integrated WiFi/BT)

Storage
CPU:
1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_1, Key M), supports type 2260/2280 PCIe Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) mode
Chipset:
1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2, Key M), supports type 2230/2242/2260/2280 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s & PCIe Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) modes
1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_3, Key M), supports type 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) mode
8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors

RAID
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 for M.2 NVMe storage devices

Connector
1 x SPI TPM Header
1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
1 x RGB LED Header
3 x Addressable LED Headers
1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
5 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
2 x 8 pin 12V Power Connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector)
1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15µ Gold Audio Connector)
1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin) (Supports ASRock Thunderbolt™ 4 AIC Card)
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (ASMedia ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Header (20 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)

Rear Panel I/O
2 x Antenna Mounting Points
1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
1 x BIOS Flashback Button
HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)

Software and UEFI
ASRock Motherboard Utility (A-Tuning)
ASRock Dragon 2.5G LAN Software
ASRock Polychrome SYNC
ASRock EZ Mode
ASRock Full HD UEFI
ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
ASRock Auto Driver Installer
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Internet Flash
ASRock Easy RAID Installer

Accessories
Quick Installation Guide, Support CD
2 x SATA Data Cables
4 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
2 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets
1 x Graphics Card Holder

Hardware Monitor
Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
Voltage monitoring: CPU Vcore, PCH, VDD2, VCCIN AUX, +1.05V PROC, VCCSA, +1.8V PROC, +0.82V PCH, +12V, +5V, +3.3V

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
2oz Copper PCB

OS
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit / 11 64-bit

Certifications
FCC, CE
ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
CEC Tier II ready