MSI MAG Z590-A PRO – Tom’s Hardware

The Z590-A Pro has capable power delivery, three M.2 sockets, 2.5 GbE, six SATA ports, and a unique checkerboard pattern on the PCB. But some sacrifices are inevitable at this price point. On this board specifically, two of the three M.2 sockets do not have a heatsink. The audio codec is dated, and there’s no included Wi-Fi (although there is a Wi-Fi model, for a bit more). But in this price range, these kinds of limitations are to be expected.

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Intel Alder Lake – Announcement Oct 27th, Launch Nov 4.

Our sources have confirmed that the Intel 12th Gen Core processor lineup along with the Z690 motherboards will be readily available on 4th November at 6:00 AM PT. Intel will also hold a pre-launch announcement next week where they would disclose the prices, specifications, and general performance numbers of their next-gen family during 27th & 28th October during the ‘Innovation’ event.

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MSI MEG Z690 ACE Teaser

The MEG Z690 ACE appears to introduce a new design scheme with die-cast metal mesh rear I/O shrouds, and a gold+black trim. The I/O shroud design is interesting as it lets the VRM heatsink underneath breathe better. The silver-white MPG motherboard is possibly the MPG Z690 Force. MSI is probably trying to get this to rival the ROG Strix-A SKU by ASUS. The third teaser, of a brushed gunmetal shroud, is likely the MAG Z690 Tomahawk. Like most other brands, MSI appears to have an extensive lineup of Socket LGA 1700 motherboards with DDR4 memory slots, although boards with DDR4 are restricted to the MAG and entry-level PRO series. The mid-tier MPG and enthusiast-segment MEG series boards only come with DDR5.

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Massive Intel Z690 Motherboard List Revealed

If the amount of upcoming Z690 was anything to go by, one could presume that the motherboard makers are backing Intel’s upcoming platform to the max, as a leaked list of what should be close to every Z690 that will hit the market, counts a total of 98 boards. The list covers ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, NZXT, Gigabyte and MSI, but not EVGA and some other smaller players.

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ASUS ProArt X570-CREATOR WIFI – Tom’s Hardware

Powering the CPU on the Asus ProArt X570-Creator WIFI is a 14+2 VRM, capable of driving AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 5950X at stock speeds and while overclocked. The X570 version we’re testing today includes three M.2 sockets and six SATA ports, which should be enough for most content creators, without throwing in an add-in-card. Along with the increased storage options and fast Wi-Fi, the board includes a 10 GbE port, flagship-class audio (albeit last-generation) and two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports to round out primary connectivity. Overall, it’s a well-appointed motherboard for content creators looking for an X570 workhorse.

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MSI MPG X570S CARBON EK X – i2Hard

MPG X570s Carbon EK X motherboard comes in a huge cardboard box with a convenient carrying handle. On the front side of the package, there is an image of the device demonstrating the work of RGB-backlighting. The manufacturer claims that the board is compatible with Ryzen 2000, 3000 and 5000 series processors.

The back of the package describes the technical features of the MPG X570s Carbon EK X, including the manufacturer’s key technological solutions. Also shown here is the rear panel connector map.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – Stacked Design?

By far the most interesting thing about this leak is the design of the daughterboards installed right on top of the space usually reserved for an M.2 slot. It is hard to tell from this angle but this might be ASUS’ solution to attaching multiple M.2 slots as well as extension ports and audio chipset to such a tiny design.

ASUS Z690 motherboard series is set to launch around November 4th, when Intel officially lifts the sale embargo. However according to previous reports they might go on sale a week sooner (preorders). The board has recently appeared in a retailer leak (here and here) with a price tag of 360 to 451 EUR (without VAT).

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX – TweakTown

Like all Z590, we have compatibility with 10th and 11th Gen CPUs. 64GB of memory support up to DDR4 5100 over two slots. DIMM.2 takes on the task of Gen3 NVMe storage, while a single slot up top will handle your Gen4 NVMe. Eight SATA ports are included for legacy storage needs, while a host of USB 3.2 connectivity is offered both on internal headers and the rear I/O.

2.5Gbe is offered as standard, while WiFi6e is included on this board. We also have 20Gbps USB 3.2 Gen2x2 on the rear panel and the traditional 3.5mm audio setup.

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EVGA X570 DARK – TweakTown

So, it appears vendors have just figured out how to cool this chipset passively, or perhaps the active cooling was never needed. That said, the EVGA X570 Dark is technically an -S platform passively cooled with a large aluminum plate that also reaches the M.2 slots.

Hardware-wise, the X570 Dark is compatible with all Ryzen CPUs back to the 3000 series. It supports 64GB of DDR4 memory over two DIMM channels with support up to 4800MHz. Storage includes two M.2 slots and six SATA ports while networking is handled by dual 2.5Gbe controllers and the Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6.

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ASRock X570S PG Riptide – TechPowerUp

While the ASRock X570S PG Riptide isn’t something I would personally buy because it simply does not meet my needs, it is something to consider for gamers on a tight budget. It ticks off all the basic necessities for someone who is all about the plug and play mentality—someone who doesn’t want to play around with memory or CPU settings and rather just lets all the auto-features and CPU boosting do what it is designed for. I think this ASRock X570S PG Riptide will be right on the line for many; some will see it as a horrible product, while others may see it for what it is: a motherboard for a gaming-oriented PC if on a limited budget.

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