ASRock's new Z490 AQUA motherboard smashes 4 world records

ASRock Z490 AQUA: the insane $1000 motherboard has crushed 4 new Intel 10th Gen Core records.

Published Sun, May 24 2020 11:18 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:43 AM CST

My wallet kinda cried a little when I originally saw ASRock's insane Z490 AQUA motherboard -- as it costs over $1000, but now it has been used by an overclocker to smash 4 world records.

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Overclocker 'Splave' used the ASRock Z490 AQUA motherboard along with Intel's new Core i9-10900KF processor to secure himself 4 global first-place positions in benchmarks. The benchmarks in question are the wPrime-1024M, GPUPI for CPU, Cinebench R20, and Cinebench R11.5.

Splave smashed the wPrime-1014M benchmark, securing first place with the Core i9-10900KF with 35sec 562ms and the 10900KF processor clocked at 7070MHz. The GPUPI for CPU - 1B has a new record of 1min 25sec 15ms on the Core i9-10900KF and ASRock Z490 AQUA motherboard.

Cinebench R20 wasn't left out of Splave's warpath, setting a new record for the Core i9-10900KF with 9108 marks, with the CPU clocked at 6935.4MHz. Cinebench R11.5 was also used, with a new record of 42.17 points on the Core i9-10900KF this time clocked at 7036MHz.

You can read more about Splave's overclocking achievements using the ASRock Z490 AQUA motherboard here.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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