Colorful CVN Z690M Gaming Frozen V20 Motherboard Review

Performance – part 1

All tests were performed on the Colorful CVN Z690M Gaming Frozen V20 motherboard, i5-12600K processor, ASUS Strix RTX3070 OC 8GB graphics card, 16GB Acer Predator DDR4-3600 CL14 memory kit, and Crucial P5 Plus 1TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD on which was installed Windows 11 Pro x64 OS with the latest updates. In tests were also used additional memory kits and storage devices. Everything else will be mentioned during the tests.


Memory performance

The motherboard supports RAM up to DDR4-4400, but of course, not every capacity will work so fast. Our memory kits couldn’t run at the mentioned speed but could pass DDR4-4000. The XMP of the Acer Predator RAM was working fine at DDR4-3800 CL14 at the most desired Gear 1 mode.


Processor performance and mixed load tests

The processor performed well in our benchmarks. There were no problems with performance or stability.

In the Cinebench series benchmarks, results are as high as expected considering the used CPU. The motherboard had no problems at automatic or manual settings.

PCMark 10

PCMark results are as high as expected and are comparable to what we could achieve on ASUS, MSI, or Gigabyte motherboards.

PCMark results are essential as they show how all components work with each other in a mixed load environment. It can be translated into regular daily work, so what we all do and expect good results. The Z690M Gaming Frozen performs great, and this is all we need.


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