GIGABYTE B660I AORUS PRO DDR4 – Tom’s Hardware

On the performance side, the B660I Aorus Pro DDR4 did well overall, but had some struggles in certain tests. It did well in our Procyon Office testing, but the Photo and Video Editing tests were on the slower side of average, along with the x264 part of Handbrake. Outside of that, performance was average among its DDR4-based peers, including gaming and memory bandwidth tests. Overall, you’d be hard-pressed to find a difference in most tests without looking at the benchmarks.

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ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 – HardwareCooking

For the power stage, we find a configuration of 10+1+1 Renesas RAA22010540 SPS power supply phases of 105A. Everything is controlled via a Renesas RAA229131 controller configured in 10+1. For the iGPU, we have the Renesas ISL99360 reference of 60A. Note that the VRM cooling system is active on this motherboard since we have a fan under the rear connector cover.

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COLORFUL CVN Z690M GAMING FROZEN V20 – Neoseeker

The packaging for the CVN Z690M highlights the Intel 12th generation CPU support, and a QR code links to a marketing video for the motherboard. The back panel goes into more detail covering the different specifications and features, along with a rendering of the motherboard and four images highlighting various features. Various accessories are included with the motherboard like RGB cable, SATA cables, two antennas for Wi-Fi 6, USB and front panel headers, user manuals, and a driver CD.

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ASUS PRO WS W790E-SAGE Spotted

The motherboard, ASUS Pro WS W790E-SAGE was listed in the upcoming changes for HWiNFO. The upcoming version of the hardware diagnostic utility will be adding an ‘Enhanced Sensor Monitoring’ support for the motherboard which has yet to be released. The ASUS SAGE series of motherboards are always designed for HEDT CPU families with the last one being for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper in WRX80 flavor and SAGE II for Intel’s Core-X lineup on the X299 chipset.

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Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900 ES Benchmarked

The Core i9-13900 Raptor Lake CPU carries 16 MB of L2 cache for the P-Cores (2 MB per core) and 16 MB of L2 cache for the E-cores too (4MB per cluster of 4 cores). This gives us a total of 32 MB of L2 cache which combined with the L3 cache will offer us a total of 68 MB of cache which is rumored to be labeled as ‘Game Cache’.

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ASRock Z790 & H770 Motherboard List

It is not a surprise that 13th Gen Core CPUs known as ‘Raptor Lake’ will support DDR4 memory technology. After all, these series are based on the same architecture as Alder Lake, and they’re using the same desktop LGA1700 socket. However, until now there was no direct confirmation that the Z790 series will include DDR4 memory variants.

The list of ASRock’s Z790 and H770 motherboards includes DDR4 variants of some boards. This is not the full list, but rather models that are now confirmed to be in active development.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – HardwareCooking

On a Mini-ITX format, this motherboard can therefore be placed in very specific boxes such as the MasterBox NR200P style from Cooler Master or even in the Phanteks Evolv SHIFT XT. We are here on the Intel LGA1700 socket, which means that it is compatible with 12th generation Intel Core processors such as the i5-12600K, i7-12700K, i9-12900K and generally anything that starts with “12”. . Likewise, here we have compatibility with DDR5 type memory up to a frequency of 6400 MHz in OC. Attention, we only have two memory slots and we can therefore only go up to 64 GB of RAM capacity at most. 

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ASUS ROG STRIX B660-I GAMING WIFI – Tom’s Hardware

The Asus ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI may be the first Mini-ITX B660 board to land on our test bed, but it doesn’t disappoint. While the name may be a lot to get out, the price (for an ITX board) isn’t. Priced just under $220, it sits in the middle of other similar ITX boards and presents users with a well-rounded option in this space. The board comes loaded with features, including a PCIe 5.0 slot, dual M.2 sockets, last-gen flagship-class audio, integrated Wi-Fi 6 and the Asus ROG appearance that many love. In all, it’s a feature-rich ITX board at a reasonable price.

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MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI – Tom’s Hardware

The MSI MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI stands out as an affordable option to build an Alder Lake-based system around. The sub-$200 motherboard is at the top of the food chain within MSI’s B660 lineup, followed by the Mortar, Bazooka, and Pro SKUs. The Tomahawk gives off a premium vibe, with its all-black appearance, matching heatsinks and has plenty of other pleasing features. This includes three M.2 sockets and six SATA ports, plenty of USB connectivity on the rear IO (including 20 Gbps Type-C), a quality audio codec, and even the handy EZ M.2 clips so you don’t have to fumble with tiny screws.

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ASRock Z690 PG Velocita – CowcotLand

After the Asrock Z690 Extreme, it is the turn of the Asrock Z690 PG Velocita to find itself on our test benches. On the other hand, this time, it will not be with DDR4 memory, but with DDR5. Perfect, even if our two cards are not on the same price bracket, it will still allow us to make an opinion on the differences in performance between the two.

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