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ASRock’s firmware for B760 keeps the same general format as we saw in the Z790 model. The major changes are the updated options/functions for Raptor Lake CPUs. The PG Riptide sports the black and red color scheme of the Phantom Gaming brand. Like the other boards, you start in Easy Mode, which is mostly informative but lets you change a few options (XMP, profiles, boot order, Fan-Tastic Tuning, etc.). Advanced mode displays headings across the top with details below. Here you can tweak everything that can be tweaked, as ASRock includes every option you can think of. Overclocking is easy, with most options on the same page, although some power options are in a different section. It’s a logical layout. The movement is smooth, and it’s easy to read. No complaints from us about the ASRock firmware.
For software, ASRock provides several different options. It has the App Shop to install drivers and software, the Nahimic 3 audio control panel, and the A-Tune application that overclocks your system (if applicable), controls fans, and more. There’s even a pop-up to install drivers when you first boot the system. ASRock’s software provides everything users need to manage and tweak their system.
Test System / Comparison Products
We’ve updated our test system to 64-bit Windows 11, with all updates applied. We kept the same Asus TUF RTX 3070 video card from our previous testing platforms but updated the driver. Additionally, we updated to F1 22 in our games suite and kept Far Cry 6. We use the latest non-beta motherboard BIOS available to the public unless otherwise noted. The hardware we used is as follows:
|CPU||Intel Core i9-13900K|
|Memory||Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 CL36 (KF560C36BBEAK2-32)|
|GSkill Trident Z DDR5-5600 CL36 (F5-5600U3636C16GX2-TZ5RK)|
|GPU||Asus TUF RTX 3070|
|Cooling||Coolermaster MasterLiquid PL360 Flux|
|PSU||EVGA Supernova 850W P6|
|Software||Windows 11 64-bit (22H2)|
|Graphics Driver||Nvidia GeForce Driver 522.25|
|Sound||Integrated HD audio|
|Network||Integrated Networking (GbE or 2.5 GbE)|
EVGA supplied our Supernova 850W P6 power supply (appropriately sized and more efficient than the 1.2KW monster we used previously) for our test systems, and G.Skill sent us a DDR5-5600 (F5-5600U3636C16GX2-TZ5RK) memory kit for testing.
|Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings|
|Procyon||Version 2.1.459 64|
|Office Suite (Office 365), Video Editing (Premiere Pro 184.108.40.206), Photo Editing (Photoshop 23.5.1, Lightroom Classic 11.5)|
|3DMark||Version 2.22.7359 64|
|Firestrike Extreme and Time Spy Default Presets|
|Cinebench R23||Version RBBENCHMARK330542|
|Open GL Benchmark - Single and Multi-threaded|
|Full benchmark (all 3 tests)|
|Application Tests and Settings|
|LAME MP3||Version SSE2_2019|
|Mixed 271MB WAV to mp3: Command: -b 160 --nores (160Kb/s)|
|HandBrake CLI||Version: 1.2.2|
|Sintel Open Movie Project: 4.19GB 4K mkv to x264 (light AVX) and x265 (heavy AVX)|
|Corona 1.4||Version 1.4|
|Integrated benchmark (Command Line)|
|Game Tests and Settings|
|Far Cry 6||Ultra Preset - 1920 x 1080, HD Textures ON|
|F1 2022||Ultra Preset - 1920 x 1080, Ultra High (default) Bahrain (Clear/Dry), FPS Counter ON|
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Joe Shields is a Freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US. He reviews motherboards.
I just bought an MSI MAG B760M Mortar WiFi DDR4 for 152USD (switzerland). A board which seems better on a few levels (Wifi, PCIe 5.0, 20Gbps and 10Gbps USB, DDR4).Reply
yes, that is good board, but however that is a DDR4 board, not DDR5, this asrock riptide board is DDR5 board, ur in the wrong thread boyleclod said:I just bought an MSI MAG B760M Mortar WiFi DDR4 for 152USD (switzerland). A board which seems better on a few levels (Wifi, PCIe 5.0, 20Gbps and 10Gbps USB, DDR4).