ASRock Z690 Extreme Motherboard Review

BIOS/UEFI and Software

ASRock BIOS/UEFI is already well-known, and we were presenting it in many previous reviews, so I think I don’t have to explain much. The BIOS/UEFI itself is easy to manage. Everything is clear, and some options have an additional description. Everything that could be dangerous for the hardware is also marked, so less advanced users are being warned.

The motherboard has easy and advanced modes so if you don’t feel good in various motherboard settings, just stay on the main, easy page. Those who want to play with additional settings can also notice there are OC and stable profiles. The stable profile will limit voltages to their maximum recommended values.

Let’s take a look at BIOS/UEFI windows and available options.

 

Main – EZ Mode / Advanced Mode

 

OC Tweaker

 

Advanced

 

Tool

 

H/W Monitor

 

Security

 

Boot

 

Exit

In the BIOS/UEFI, we can find everything required for monitoring and overclocking. There are also additional tabs with more advanced settings that enthusiasts and overclockers can use for additional performance gain. All other users can configure additional devices or functionality like RAID modes. There is simply everything you may need, and there is even too much for most users.

 

Software

ASRock delivers a similar software with the Extreme series motherboards, as we could see in the previously reviewed AMD and Intel motherboards. There is A-Tuning, Dragon LAN, and Polychrome Sync software. Everything is well-known and helps adjust RGB illumination, optimize LAN speed, and overclock PC components. There is also hardware monitoring and fan tuning.

Now it’s time for some tests, so we move to the next page.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.