Z690

Regardless of whether you're upgrading an existing system or looking to build a new one from scratch, Intel's 12th Gen Core series (Alder Lake) has something for everyone. This includes the fantastic quad-core Core i3-12300 which represents excellent value for money under $150, as well as the high-performance flagship Core i9-12900K and the higher clocked Core i9-12900KS which recently launched for demanding applications and games. Every processor regardless of use case and price point needs an equally capable motherboard to get the most out of the performance. With a wide variety of LGA 1700 motherboards including the premium Z690, more affordable H660, and B660 chipsets, to the entry-level H610 models, there's a full spectrum of options. So we're taking a look at what's available on...

DDR5 Demystified - Feat. Samsung DDR5-4800: A Look at Ranks, DPCs, and Do Manufacturers Matter?

The hottest advancement in memory technology for desktop computers in recent years is undoubtedly the release of DDR5 memory and Intel's 12th Gen Core series of processors. Not only...

67 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/7/2022

The GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master Mobo Review: 10GbE Rounds Out A Premium Board

The latest motherboard to grace our test bench is the GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master, which hails from its Aorus gaming series and sits just one step below its Aorus...

35 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/25/2022

EVGA Unleashes Z690 Dark K|NGP|N Edition Motherboard: Alder Lake Goes Extreme

Although these long, cold, and dark nights are starting to come to an end, EVGA has launched its darkest and most devilish desktop motherboard to date, the EVGA Z690...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/18/2022

G.Skill Blitzes DDR5 World Record With Trident Z5 at DDR5-8888

For users buying a memory kit of DDR5, if they want to adhere to Intel specifications, will buy a DDR5-4800 kit. Though through XMP, there are other faster kits...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/25/2022

The MSI MEG Z690 Unify (DDR5) Motherboard Review: The All-Black Option

With the Unify, we are looking at a premium model with support for DDR5 memory, but it doesn't feature any RGB LED lighting. The MSI MEG Z690 Unify represents...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/18/2022

CES 2022: ASRock Unveils Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC Motherboards

At CES 2022, ASRock has announced two premium and limited edition Z690 motherboards. The ASRock Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC motherboards both boast impressive specifications, including a custom...

1 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

Intel Alder Lake DDR5 Memory Scaling Analysis With G.Skill Trident Z5

One of the most agonizing elements of Intel's launch of its latest 12th generation Alder Lake desktop processors is its support of both DDR5 and DDR4 memory. Motherboards are...

82 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/23/2021

The Intel Z690 Motherboard Overview (DDR4): Over 30+ New Models

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket...

42 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/24/2021

The Intel Z690 Motherboard Overview (DDR5): Over 50+ New Models

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket...

126 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/9/2021

Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake for Desktops: Top SKUs Only, Coming November 4th

Over the past few months, Intel has been drip-feeding information about its next-generation processor family. Alder Lake, commercially known as Intel’s 12th Generation Core architecture, is officially being announced...

395 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/27/2021

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