Review Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Review: DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 Arrive

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Hi. Stupid question: Wouldn't there have been more value in benchmarking different z690 boards with the same CPU/RAM configuration? What useful information could we possibly glean from different CPU, different ram, different boards?
 

PapaCrazy

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$600 is outrageous. DDR5/PCI5 don't justify this kind of gen to gen price increase. Asus seems intent to drive customers to the Aorus Master, which at $470 has even stronger VRM and looks better too.
 
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$600 is outrageous. DDR5/PCI5 don't justify this kind of gen to gen price increase. Asus seems intent to drive customers to the Aorus Master, which at $470 has even stronger VRM and looks better too.
I 100% agree with you. I do, however, find a few useful bits of information in this review. There have been some supposed issues with the Z690 platform and RAM not reaching it's advertised XMP speeds on multiple different boards... So it was nice to see that the GSkill 5600 CL36 RAM was working well on this board (even though it isn't on the QVL list) is good news to me. Thus far, I've only seen reviews/comments on this board and on the MSI boards actually supporting DDR5 CL36 sticks =(
 

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