BIOSTAR mixes old school with new school: Alder Lake CPU + DVI port

BIOSTAR's new Racing Z690GTA motherboard supports Intel's very latest 12th Gen Core 'Alder Lake' CPUs and PCIe 5.0, has DVI port.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Nov 17 2021 8:33 PM CST

BIOSTAR has just announced its new Racing Z690GTA motherboard, which packs Intel's new Z690 chipset that supports the latest 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs.

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The new BIOSTAR Racing Z690GTA motherboard has some wicked Tron-inspired styling, with a 17-phase power design and an actively-cooled armor gear with heat sink. You've got 4 x DIMMs with support for up to 128GB of DDR4-5000 RAM, next-gen PCIe 5.0 connectivity, and a DVI port... yeah, the old school DVI connector.

On the I/O panel, BIOSTAR includes 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI 2.0, and 1 x DVI port as well as an old-school PS/2 port for your keyboard, a bunch of USB ports, 2.5GbE ethernet, and 3.5mm audio jacks.

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The inclusion of DVI is interesting, given this motherboard has the very latest Intel Z690 chipset and supports Intel's very latest CPUs, but has a DVI port for monitors that are from many years ago -- monitors now have DisplayPort and/or HDMI ports.

BIOSTAR's new Racing Z690GTA motherboard also has

  • Supports 12th Generation Intel Core™ Processor
  • Intel Z690 single chip architecture
  • Supports 4-DIMM DDR4- 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2666/ 2800/ 2933 3200/ 3600(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 4133(OC)/4333(OC)/ 5000+(OC) up to 128 GB Memory
  • Supports PCIe 5.0
  • Supports PCIe M.2 4.0 (64Gb/s)
  • Supports Intel Optane Technology
  • Supports HDMI 2.0
  • Supports 2.5 GbE LAN
  • Supports USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
  • Support Wi-Fi 6 & 6E module (No Wi-Fi card included)
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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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