Today many new motherboards for the Z690 platform has been released:
COLORFUL Introduces Intel Z690 iGame Ultra Series Motherboards
Colorful Technology Company Limited, a professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, all-in-one gaming and multimedia solutions, and high-performance storage, introduces the Intel Z690 Series motherboards for the 12th generation Intel Core processors. The new Intel Z690 Series motherboard features support for PCIe 5.0 – unlocking support for the next-generation PCI Gen5 devices. The Intel Z690 platform is also the first mainstream desktop platform launched to support DDR5 memory. The COLORFUL iGame Z690 Ultra D5 supports DDR5 memory while the iGame Z690 Ultra supports DDR4 memory – offering flexible build options. Along with the iGame Z690 Series motherboards, COLORFUL also presents the Battle-AX DDR5 Memory for the Intel Z690 motherboards. The 12th generation Intel Core processors, also known as the Alder Lake CPUs, come in with up to 16 cores, and the Intel Intelligent Overclocking Technology to deliver boost clocks of up to 5.2GHz. The next-generation DDR5-enabled Intel platform uses a base memory frequency of 4800MHz and can up over 6000MHz in memory overclocking. The PCIe 5.0 lanes offer higher bandwidth than PCIe 4.0. Hence, the PCIe 5.0 lanes offer backward compatibility with PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 3.0 devices.
COLORFUL launches its Intel Z690 motherboard lineup with the New iGame Series models. The iGame Z690 Ultra D5 and iGame Z690 Ultra motherboards feature the new Ice Terrace Space 1.0 Heatsink, an enlarged heatsink solution that delivers efficient passive cooling to the PCH, and two M.2 slots. The heatsink is crafted using an aluminum extrusion molding process. It features a wave-like design with multiple layers to increase surface area and maximize heat dissipation. Along with the release of the iGame Z690 Series motherboards is the new COLORFUL Battle-AX DDR5 Memory. The Battle-AX DDR5 features a matte black heatspreader with red accents. The Battle-AX DDR5 Memory is designed for the Intel 600 Series platform with its high-performance starting frequency of DDR5-4800MHz and higher. The Battle-AX DDR5 is available in 8GB and 16GB modules.
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GIGABYTE Releases the Latest Z690 AORUS Motherboards
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, today announced the Z690 AORUS gaming motherboards which perfectly support the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Featuring up to 20+1+2 phases digital power VRM design with each phase holding up to 105 amps and an improved Fins-Array III heatsink design, GIGABYTE’s Z690 AORUS lineup is geared with the best power design and thermal management to unleash the extreme performance and optimized overclocking ability on the new generation multi-core K series Intel® Core™ processors. The PCIe® 5.0 PCBs, slots, and components are also implemented in GIGABYTE’s Z690 AORUS motherboards for enhanced performance and stability. The exclusive SMD memory slots with metal shielding mask for anti- interference and the BIOS setting of DDR5 memory overclocking offer more stable signals to memory, which enable users to boost XMP and overclocking performance with stability. Select GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards offer feature-rich I/O with an integrated I/O shield as well as the newest Thermal Guard III design, Smart Fan 6 and much more. Performance, power management, thermals, audio, GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards check all the boxes for users seeking to take their computing firepower to the next level.
“With the advent of the new generation Intel® Z690 platform and the 12th generation Core™ processor, GIGABYTE also launched the latest motherboards to provide users ultra durable products with premium compatibility, breakthrough performance, and low temperature through optimized power supply, heat dissipation and expansions.” said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards are designed for professional designers and power users who pursue performance. Featuring the maximum 20+1+2 phases digital power supply, high-end VRM heat dissipation, 2Oz PCB, nano-carbon backplane heat dissipation design, premium components and exclusive tuning function, GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards boost the overall and overclocking performance of CPU and memories. Moreover, enhanced by the support of PCIe® 5.0 graphics card, the configuration of multiple PCIe® 4.0 M.2 disk arrays, the ultra-high-speed networking of 2.5G and above, etc., and the professional tuning of R&D, GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards provide impressive performance, stability and definitely is the perfect choice for high-end users who pursue extreme performance on Intel® Z690 platform.”
20+1+2 phases power design improves the overclocking stability of processors The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors mark a shift in the process design on both the architecture and the new LGA1700 socket, which means users cannot stay with previous processors by modify firmware or hardware details due to incompatible socket. The new architecture features Intel® 7 stepping and the “hybrid” design of P-Core and E-Core, which not only raise up the theoretical performance, but also enable the processors to dynamically switch between high performance operation and low loading energy saving mode. This allows users to take full advantages from the processors flexibly by the demands of system operation. With up to 20+1+2 phases which each of Vcore and Vcc GT can hold up to 105 amps by its Smart Power Stage design, while Vcc AUX can hold 70 amps by two sets of DrMOS design, The flagship of GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS gaming motherboards unlock the full potential of the new processors and enhance the extreme overclocking performance on all-core multi cores. Meanwhile, the diverse top quality components with the solid pin sockets can provide more stable power and dissipate the heat more efficiently from heavy loading operation or overclocking to prevent CPU throttling by overheating, as well as to deliver up to 2300 Amps to provide the best power balance. Furthermore, the addition of Tantalum Polymer capacitors improves the transient response of the VRM between high and low loads, increasing the stability and purity of the power for processors so that users won’t have to worry about overlocking failures caused by unstable power. During extreme overclocking, Intel® Core™ i9-12900k achieved the frequency of 8 GHz.
Advanced layout design, remarkable memory overclocking
GIGABYTE introduces DDR5 memory starting from Intel® Z690 consumer motherboards with downward support of DDR4, and prepares various Z690 motherboards for users according to the market demand and positioning differences. The DDR4 models perform impressively as last generation, while DDR5 models benefit from the new memory architecture which enables speed from 4800 MHz with high power efficiency, low latency, and low power consumption. Besides the well-reputed Shielded Memory Routing, GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards also adopt the latest SMD memory DIMMs and dual metal armor for users to enjoy premium memory overclocking performance with more durability and more stability. The real test also affirms the boost of LN2 overclocking performance up to 8000 MHz and above.
In order to provide users a striking memory overclocking performance with ease, GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards pack numerous enhanced technologies. Enhanced by exclusive layout design, the “DDR5 Unlocked Voltage” feature can unlock the adjustment range of DDR5 memory native voltage, which allows users to reach higher memory clock with more stability. Moreover, the BIOS setting is correspondingly optimized to a new level, which “DDR5 Auto Booster” can boost native frequency of DDR5 from 4800 MHz to 5000 MHz with a simple click and automatically boost your memories after Windows loaded. This allows the performance improvements exert in real computing usage. “DDR5 XMP Booster” allows users to choose quickly from multiple built-in and pre-tuned memory overclocking profiles. “XMP 3.0 User Profile” enables users to create and burn in XMP profiles on their own to unleash the extreme performance of memories.
The Fins-Array III technology supplemented with high coefficient thermal pad
To enhance the overall heat dissipation, GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS MASTER and above motherboards feature the new generation Fins-Array III technology to further enlarge the surface area of the thermal fin to 9 times than a traditional heatsink, which takes away more heat when cool air passes by for advanced heat dissipation. The Direct-Touch Heatpipe II design features 8mm direct touch heatpipe with shortened distance and increased contact area between the heatpipe and the heatsink to lower the temperatures more rapidly. Meanwhile, select GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards implement a new generation LAIRD 9W/mK thermal pad in VRM area which offers significantly improved heat dissipation compared to traditional thermal pads.
Furthermore, selected AORUS motherboards feature metal back plate with nano-carbon coating for stylish thermal design, while several Z690 AORUS models continue the full-covered one-piece metal plate on MOS area from previous design to provide more efficient heat dissipation. The multiple skived fins and grooved surface provides two times larger dissipation area than traditional design that improves dramatically the heat convection and conduction by allowing more airflow pass through the heatsink. GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards adopt 6-layer PCB and above, even up to 10 layers on high end models. The power layer and ground layer both use 2OZ copper for enhanced heat dissipation under the high speed operation of CPU to avoid throttling by overheating. Besides the hardware thermal design on VRM, GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards continue to implement Smart Fan 6 technology and EZ Tuning function for a more flexible fan allocation, easier setting on fine tuning, and advanced manually setting mode. Now users can further control the gaming system temperature setting for the optimal balance among silent, cool, and high performance.
Get ready for the future with new generation PCIe® and M.2 design
The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Z690 chipset support the latest PCIe® 5.0 specifications. To meet the high-speed bandwidth required by the next generation of graphics cards, GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards comprehensively adopt PCIe® 5.0 design and selected components from PCBs, PCIe® slots, and even controllers to provide optimized signal quality and prepare for future technology. The brand new armor design for PCIe® 5.0 slot further enhances the strength for a better durability. Besides, all Z690 AORUS ATX motherboards equip four PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots. Through the VMD support on Z690 platform, RAID configurations are enabled through the layout integration from CPU and chipset to provide access rate of more than 20000 MB/s. When it comes to high speed operation, the heat dissipation design becomes crucial to SSDs. The enlarged heatsink of select Z690 AORUS motherboards and GIGABYTE’s patent Thermal Guard XTREME, which is enhanced by heighten, widen, enlarged heatsink with heatpipe, providing optimal cooling for the PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs to prevent thermal throttling under high-speed operation.
Lightning-fast network, extraordinary sound effects, powerful expansion capabilities
GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS lineup is equipped with 2.5Gb Ethernet, to even 10Gbit on flagship models, and Intel® WiFi 6E 802.11ax network for the most complete and flexible network options. Besides GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards fully pack the latest technologies to meet the needs, including USB 3.2 Gen2x2, 3.2 Gen2 slots, and Thunderbolt™ 4 / USB 4 expansions. The addition of QFLASH+ and Clear CMOS buttons makes it much easier and more convenient for users to troubleshoot their systems or update their BIOS without installing a processor.
The top of GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS lineup utilizes a high SNR audio engine and pairs it with the WIMA FKP2 studio-grade audio capacitors, and integrates ESS SABRE DAC with DTS：X® Ultra to deliver high fidelity audio for the most abundant sound experience whether it’s for gaming or entertaining. The flagship Z690 AORUS XTREME motherboard introduces the ESSential HEX USB DAC, which is built-in ESS SABRE HiFi ES9280A audio codec with ESS ES9080A to process the left and right channel audio separately, it perfectly presents the Linear Apodizing filter effect, reduces the distortion of the pure Linear mode, and further increases the depth and openness of the reverberation of the soundstage. Users can enjoy more immersive audio experience without degrading the sound quality caused by the audio layout design within the chassis. ESSential HEX USB DAC also provides audio output up to 40 KHz, allowing players to sense the most realistic sound experience and enjoyable entertainment effects beyond physiological limitations.
In addition to above exclusive designs, GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards continue the noted support of the digital LED lightening and graphical BIOS setting interface that displays key information such as clock speeds, memory, storage devices, fan status settings, and other important hardware information in a more intuitive and user friendly manner. Meanwhile, Q-Flash technology allows users to flash a BIOS file without installing a CPU, RAM, GPU, and other peripherals.
In addition to the AORUS models, Gigabyte also launches three of Z690 AERO-series motherboards for creators. The latest Z690 AERO series perfectly unleash the extreme performance of the new generation processors, and provide remarkable thermal performance to ensure a stable system operation. With the support of the latest PCIe® 5.0, Z690 AERO lineup satisfies the high-speed bandwidth requirement of the next generation of graphics cards on one hand, and delivers optimized signal transferring quality on the other hand. The lineup equips four PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots with armor design to offer creators sufficient storage capacity with optimal cooling without worrying for thermal throttling under high-speed operation.
Z690 AERO G and Z690 AERO G DDR4 feature the noted VisionLINK technology, which allows for data and video transmission based on USB Type-C® Interface and provides power delivery up to 60W for high-end pen displays. VisionLINK technology enables performance sharing from high-end graphics card to the pen displays through DP_IN interface, which promise creators a smoother working environment avoiding cable clutter and saving more time, space, and effort on content creation. The VisionLINK TB on Z690 AERO D is an advanced version of VisionLINK technology, which supports all Thunderbolt™ 4 features and 60W power supply as well. In addition, the features of 2.5Gbit Ethernet, Intel® WiFi 6E 802.11ax network, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 and front Type-C® interface also help creators significantly improve their work efficiency.
GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards offer a diverse range of enticing features to be the best choice for high-end computing and gaming platform. They are now available in the market. For more information and news, please visit the GIGABYTE AORUS website: https://aorus.com
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GIGABYTE Releases AORUS DDR5 5200MHz 32GB Memory Kit
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions today announced AORUS DDR5 5200MHz 32GB Memory Kit to support the latest Intel® Z690 platform for the brand new level performance. AORUS Memory DDR5 32GB 5200 MHz features two 16GB DDR5 XMP 5200 MHz design to provide higher frequency and performance than native DDR5 memories. With GIGABYTE Z690 motherboards, it can further unlock the limitation of memory clock to enhance performance by DDR5 XMP Booster and XMP 3.0 User Profile. The new On-Die ECC feature of DDR5 highlights error correction which can detect and correct most common memory data damage to improve the stability of data. In addition, the copper-aluminum heat spreader with the nano-carbon coating can effectively reduce the heat generated by the memories under high-speed operation, offering excellent performance and avoiding instability from overheating.
AORUS DDR5 5200MHz 32GB Memory Kit features two 16GB DDR5 XMP 5200 MHz dual-channel design, and just fit the support of DDR5 memory on Intel® Z690 platform. The brand new memory architecture features high memory clock speed, low power consumption, which enable DDR5 XMP Booster function on AORUS DDR5 5200MHz 32GB Memory Kit with GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS motherboards. “DDR5 XMP Booster” can detect the brand of memory IC in the BIOS setting to allow users chose quickly from multiple built-in and pre-tuned memory overclocking profiles, boosting the native DDR or XMP DDR memory speed. Furthermore, “XMP 3.0 User Profile” enable users to create and store XMP profile on their own to unleash the extreme performance of memories.
AORUS DDR5 5200MHz 32GB Memory Kit equips robust thermal solutions of the copper-aluminum heat spreader with nano-carbon coating and high conductivity-thermal pad, so that users can rest assure of their memory overclocking. The heat generated from the power control IC and memory chip can be quickly carried out by the thermal pad and the copper bottom, then the heat exchanges through the air between nano-carbon coated copper-aluminum heat spreader. The groove cut by CNC on the spreader enlarge the heat dissipation area to fasten the heat blown away by the system fans and drop the temperature. Users have no more worry about overclocking failures caused by overheating from high-speed memory operation or overvoltage. As for data security, AORUS DDR5 5200MHz 32GB Memory Kit support “On-Die ECC” error correction function, which can detect and correct most common memory data damage for a more stable system operation compared to DDR4 to reduce unnecessary troubles.
In order to provide more superior stability, and ultimate performance of memory, AORUS DDR5 5200MHz 32GB Memory Kit was implemented with GIGABYTE ultra durable elements and verified with all GIGABYTE motherboard lineup. AORUS DDR5 5200MHz 32GB Memory Kit has been shipped and will be soon available in the market.
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GIGABYTE AORUS WATERFORCE Liquid Cooler Lineup Supports 12th Gen. Intel® Processors
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions today announced all AIO liquid coolers lineup, including AORUS WATERFORCE series and AORUS WATERFORCE X series are attached with brackets for Socket LGA1700 to support the latest 12th gen Intel® Core™ processors, which provides the optimal flexibility and compatibility in the market. Enhanced by the enlarged tube diameter and top quality components, these two cooler series fully support the latest 12th gen. Intel® Core™ processors to pass Prime 95 non AVX stress test by Turbo Boost Technology. Users can enjoy gaming or working with stable performance without worries about throttling caused by the overheating on processors.
“With the launch of the latest Intel® Z690 chipset and 12th generation Core™ processors, most of the existing liquid coolers in the market are unable to support it due to the socket change. GIGABYTE AORUS WATERFORCE and AORUS WATERFORCE X series took into account the structural changes of coming platform at the initial stage of development, and designed the visionary accessories with brackets for LGA 1700 which let users embrace the new platform easily without updating water cooling devices.” said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “GIGABYTE AORUS WATERFORCE and AORUS WATERFORCE X series AIO liquid coolers follow the praise of the previous generation AIO cooling, and keep the notable exclusive design with bunch of enhancements in response to users’ feedback. In addition to the durability and high compatibility, they can pass the Prime 95 non AVX stress test with the 12th gen. Intel® Core™ processor by Turbo Boost Technology which ensure users a stable use without any concerns.”
Multicore CPUs has become the norm for high-end builds but faster clock speeds can generate excess heat which may drag down the system performance. Enhanced with enlarged tube flow, top quality pump, durable fans, and the advanced design of maximum 3200 RPM pump speed, the AORUS WATERFORCE and AORUS WATERFORCE X series AIO liquid coolers promise the optimal heat dissipation for processors to work smoothly under heavy loading without throttling. With Intel® Core™ i9 12900K processor, these coolers demonstrates extreme heat dissipation efficiency and outstanding stability to pass the stress test of Prime 95 non AVX at all cores P-Core 4.9 GHz and E-Core 3.7GHz by Turbo Boost Technology. Through such rigorous testing, it is ensured that users can have stable and efficient heat dissipation effect either in general use or gaming.
AORUS WATERFORCE and AORUS WATERFORCE X series AIO liquid coolers deliver 3 radiator sizes of 240/280/360mm which cater to various needs from users, and all of them support Intel® LGA 1700 and existing sockets of high-end multicore processors with corresponding brackets included in the accessory packing to provide the best supportability and flexibility. AORUS WATERFORCE and AORUS WATERFORCE X series improve every aspect functions and designs. The Tube Diameter has been enlarged from 5.1 mm to 7.8 mm which increase water flow by 37 % and made the heat to dissipate quicker and more efficient. The ceramic axis design provides better resistance to damage and anti-corrosion abilities than metal axis, enabling a longer life time, improved durability, and heat dissipation performance. Meanwhile these liquid coolers phase in the leading graphene Nano lubricant bearing with low coefficient of friction and high lubrication to reduce the rate of wear on bearing and carbon deposit, which extends the life and avoid the noise from ball bearing on low fan speed to create quieter operation.
AORUS WATERFORCE and AORUS WATERFORCE X series AIO liquid coolers are already in the market, and can support to 3200RPM pump speed by updating the latest FW to upgrade the heat dissipation performance.
Users can download and update the latest FW version from the following website for optimized pump speed and performance.
BIOSTAR ANNOUNCES THE BRAND-NEW INTEL Z690 SERIES MOTHERBOARDS
BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today, announces the brand-new Intel Z690 series motherboards. Stylish new designs with cutting-edge technology-infused Intel Z690 series motherboards from BIOSTAR are finally here. Engineered to run the latest Intel 12th gen processors, BIOSTAR is new motherboards are ideal for gamers looking to play the best AAA games and for PC enthusiasts that settle for nothing but the best. With three new exciting ATX motherboard models, BIOSTAR plans to deliver the best technology to the masses. BIOSTAR is latest flagship motherboards, the Z690 VALKYRIE, Z690A VALKYRIE are the stars of the show, built with exciting new features and functionality, and the RACING Z690GTA motherboard is robust, designed towards casual games and content creators geared with style for any occasion.
The latest Z690 VALKYRIE and Z690A VALKYRIE motherboards are top-of-the-line flagship motherboards from BIOSTAR. Featuring PCIe- 5.0 support, the motherboards deliver the ultimate hardware compatibility in the market. It also comes with additional features like the 20-phase power design that provides continuous stable power across all components enhancing the performance and durability of the system greatly. Additionally, the new Z690 VALKYRIE is DDR5 compatible, designed to extract maximum performance out of the latest RAM modules. With a unique new armor design adorning VALKYRIE is signature gold and pink battle lines, the Z690 VALKYRIE and the Z690A VALKYRIE motherboards are far superior to the rest of their competition. The new heat dissipation system built into the armor gear PCB cover, contains BIOSTAR is proprietary fins heat sink, providing an active cooling solution with its full-copper base and metal backplate. The VALKYRIE series motherboards are the most desirable motherboards in the market.
Furthermore, the new RACING Z690GTA motherboard is ideal for gamers and content creators. With visually stunning features and high-end functionality, the new it is great for any use case. Featuring a 17-phase power design and some great additions like BIOSTAR is VIVID LED DJ, BIOSTAR RGB SYNC, and the LED ROCK ZONE functionality, the new RACING Z690GTA motherboard is the jack of all trades in the motherboard world.
Style, grace, and bleeding-edge functionality is the name of the game for BIOSTAR is new Intel Z690 series motherboards. Consumers who want nothing but the very best can rest assured that their favorite brand has made some amazing new products ready to arm their battle stations with raw power, lasting durability that brings victory on the battlefield.