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Intel might have just launched its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs and new flagship Z690 and mid-range B660 chipsets, but the next-gen 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs and new Z790 and Z760 chipsets will launch later this year.
BIOSTAR's upcoming next-gen Z790 and B760 motherboards have leaked, with the flagship BIOSTAR Z790 VALKYRIE motherboard taking the top spot for your new Raptor Lake CPU -- the flagship Intel Core i9-13900K processor -- all the way down to the mid-range BIOSTAR B760MH motherboard.
In total, we're looking at 12 new 700-series motherboards from BIOSTAR, with new listings entering the EEC with 3 x Z790 boards and 9 x B760 boards. We are to expect the new 700-series motherboards from not only BIOSTAR but from all AIB partners, to use the same LGA 1700 socket and have support for DDR5 + DDR4, as well as PCIe 5.0 connectivity.
ASRock has teamed with Razer for yet another PC component collaboration, with the companies introducing the new Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard.
The new ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard has Razer Chroma RGB integrated into the motherboard -- but to a whole new level -- with the heart of the system taking Intel's latest and greatest 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs. There's 10 phase power design on the new motherboard, with the latest SPS (Smart Power Stage) technology and 8-layer-2-oz PCB which ensures the best VRM design and heat dissipation for that flagship Core i9-12900K.
ASRock also uses reinforced SMD-type (surface-mount device) DDR5 DIMMs and Low-Loss PCB material so that its new Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard can be used to break DDR5 memory OC records.
COLORFUL has just announced two new B660 micro-ATX motherboards with the introduction of the new COLORFUL CVN B660M GAMING FROZEN and CVN B660M GAMING PRO motherboards, and new COLORFUL BATTLE-AX B660M-HD DELUXE V20 entry-level B660 board.
Starting with the new COLORFUL CVN B660M GAMING FROZEN and CVN B660M GAMING PRO, we have the expected next-gen PCIe 5.0 x16 slot for your graphics card, and 4 x DDR4 memory slots which support up to DDR4-3200 for 64GB kits. There's also 2 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe slots, and 4 x SATA 3.0 ports for SSDs and HDDs.
COLORFUL is using a 15+1 digital power phase design that requires 8+4-pin ATX power connectors, that unlocks huge overclocking potential with Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs. There's also USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C connectivity offering 10Gbps of speeds, as well as enthusiast-grade 2.5GbE networking and super-fast Wi-Fi 6 with Bluetooth to boot.
A major defect has been detected in the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 HERO motherboards, which are spitting out "Code 53" errors and some of them are burning... yeah, with fire and stuff.
The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 HERO motherboards have been confirmed by the manufacturer to have some major issues, with the Taiwanese giant offering a free replacement to any user that has been affected. OC enthusiast Bullzoid over at Actually Hardcore Overclocking did an investigation and found one of the memory capacitors on the board was reversed... causing all those "Code 53" errors.
ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 HERO motherboards with the part number 90MB18E0-MVAAY0, and serial number starting with MA, MB, or MC.
I can dare say things are changing very quickly with Intel's mid-range chipset launch, with some new ASUS motherboards based on the H670 and B660 chipsets teased.
ASUS has 4 new motherboards in the pipelines at the very least, with the higher-end of the two being the H670 motherboards and will come in DDR5 and DDR4 flavors. What we do have here today is the higher-end H670 motherboards in the ASUS TUF Gaming H670-PRO Wi-Fi D4 and PRIME H670-PLUS D4.
The flagship ROG STRIX brand only has two boards so far: the ROG STRIX B660-F GAMING Wi-Fi D4 and ROG STRIX B660-F GAMING Wi-Fi D4, both using DDR4 and both using the lower-end B660 chipset. The higher-end H670 chipset seems reserved for not-flagship TUF Gaming and PRIME motherboards.
Intel is set to have a monster press conference at CES 2022, which will reportedly be when we see Team Blue unveil its mid-range B660 and entry-level B610 motherboards.
The new B660 and H610 motherboards will reportedly be announced on January 4, and be available on January 5 -- the day after its announced. ITHome is behind the new reports, also claiming that the pricing on B660 and H610 motherboards will be higher than their predecessors -- H560 and H510 series -- because of the usual supply issues worldwide.
Higher up the 600-series chipset chain is the also-mid-range H670 chipset has been canceled completely, according to MyDrivers, but the original source on the H670 chipset rumor only mentions that it wouldn't be released at the same time as the B660 and H610 motherboards.
MSI has one of the craziest enthusiast motherboards with its new MEG Z690 GODLIKE, which packs a huge 3.5-inch touch display that is as big as the original Apple iPhone.
You'll want to accompany MSI's new MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard with Intel's new flagship Core i9-12900K processor, with the 3.5-inch touch panel being removable and connected into your PC through a USB Type-C connector, good guy points for MSI for not using a proprietary connector.
This means that you can have the 3.5-inch touch panel setup anywhere: on your desk, next to your monitor, on the side of your PC, or wherever you please. The display will show you CPU and GPU temps, settings for overclockers, quick restart and shut down buttons, and more.
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.
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.
Intel has finally launched its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs with the flagship Z690 chipset and various motherboards, but now someone has been accidentally sent a mid-range ASUS PRIME B660 PLUS D4 motherboard, and something interesting was discovered.
The new ASUS PRIME B660 PLUS D4 motherboard includes the expected LGA1700 socket, which will support the new Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs -- mostly the non-K series processors. If you want a new Alder Lake CPU, but didn't want to upgrade to DDR5 -- it has DDR4 memory -- but no PCIe 5.0 unfortunately.
This isn't a big deal right now, especially on a mid-range B660-based motherboard -- there are no PCIe 5.0 SSDs or PCIe 5.0 GPUs right now and won't be for many months at the very least. I wouldn't be buying some new balls-to-the-wall Gen 5-enabled SSD or GPU for a mid-range B660-based motherboard, but hey.
If you haven't heard about Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs by now you must be living under a rock... and now GIGABYTE has just unleashed its new family of Z690 motherboards ready for the world of Alder Lake, DDR5 memory, and PCIe 5.0 connectivity.
The company has mostly DDR5-based Z690 motherboards but there are some DDR4-based Z690 motherboards here, so you get the best of both worlds: Z690 chipset that supports LGA 1700 socket and 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs but PCIe 5.0 connectivity for future-gen SSDs and GPUs but current-gen DDR4.
This means you wouldn't need to upgrade your RAM, and could just buy a new Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU with one of GIGABYTE's fresh new Z690-based motherboards. I wouldn't be buying a new high-end $500+ motherboard with brand new DDR5 memory... but that's me.