The photographs of upcoming ASRock Z690 motherboards were released recently. However, the pictures did not have any info about the specifications, due to which we don’t know how many phases each board has and which board requires DDR5 memory. We are also unaware of the slots that are compatible with PCIe Gen5. However, some general observations about the motherboards have been made.
The above-mentioned Z690 Taichi, Extreme, and Steel Legend represent the upper-tier in the series, although the manufacturers are also working on the Aqua series which will have a pre-installed monoblock. After the Fatal1ty series departure, the company initially concentrated on the Phantom Gaming series. It has been observed that the Phantom gaming series seems to be going lower in the lineup eventually.
Moreover, we don’t see the pictures of H670/B660 and H610 boards which implies that those are not launching with the Z690 series.