GIGABYTE Z690I AORUS ULTRA – GinjFo

Our Z690i Aorus Ultra has the originality of offering an ultra-compact format through the Mini-ITX form factor. Space is therefore limited to integrate the maximum potential of Intel’s Alder Lake platform. Its membership in the Aorus family ensures that it has equipment that meets certain constraints related to PC gaming.

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ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 – TechPowerUp

ASRock has a wide range of AMD and Intel motherboards with the Phantom line both in the entry level and mid-range sectors. Packed into the ITX form factor, the ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 has a robust VRM deploying ten 105 A power stages. It also includes DDR5 and PCIe 5.0-ready solutions for those looking for the newest technology. The features found on the more common ATX form factor are present and accounted for. Equipped with 2.5 GbE Ethernet powered by the Killer E3001G, DDR5-6400+ memory support, ASRock’s software suite, and Wi-Fi Ready, the time has come to jump in and find out what this ASRock Z690 ITX motherboard is all about!

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GIGABYTE Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4 – TweakTown

In testing, the Ultra DDR4 performed quite well. We did see some decrease in performance, likely due to the use of DDR4 over the DDR5 we have tested previous boards with. That said, performance loss was minimal, around 100 points in both 1t and nT R23, while other benchmarks such as PCMark and 3DMark showed no loss at all. Storage performance was slightly lower than we typically see, peaking at 420MB/s in 3DMark Storage but again not too far off the average.

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ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 – FunkyKit

You also get the Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C connector, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Front Type-C, 4 x Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, and 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (1 Rear, 2 Front). And finally, for connectivity, you get the Killer E3100 2.5GB LAN as well as the Killer AX1675 802.11ax supporting WiFi 6e + Bluetooth. The rear I/O panel includes a HDMI port, DisplayPort, BIOS flashback, Clear CMOS button, and connectors for your WiFi antenna, as well as an array of audio connectors. 

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – TechPorn

Powering the CPU is a 10+1 power stage design via a reinforced (ASUS ProCool II) 8-pin CPU power connector. Cooling the VRM (north) is a courtesy of a decent slab of aluminum connected to a larger one (west) via a heat-pipe that goes all the way to the PCH. The CPU fan, AIO pump header and a +12v RGB LED header are also located here. For reference, maximum rated power is 12W @ 1A for each.

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GIGABYTE Z690I AORUS ULTRA – GreenTech_Reviews

The motherboard is based on a black 10-layer mini-ITX PCB. In the design, elements of black and gray are mainly used, except that on the rear panel you can see other colors in the design of the I / O ports. Even with a cursory examination, it is easy to identify the differences from its predecessor – a different arrangement of some ports, an updated design of radiators and a completely different “sandwich” in the chipset area.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – NewEsc

Among the novelties is its front port for the tower that now comes on a separate PCB with two connectors. So we will have a more vertical plate with the SATA included, which worries me because it increases the ease with which it could break. Although on a positive side it is easier to fit the connectors of the tower. It also includes a fan inside the external connection protector to further cool the heatsink for the VRM.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI – eTeknix

The ASUS ROG Z690-I Gaming WiFi comes equipped with the latest Intel LGA1700 socket, ready for the new 12th Gen Intel Core processors. It’s certainly not backwards compatible with anything, as the CPU is more rectangular on these new models. Power comes from an impressive 10+1 Power Stage design, backed up with high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors. While their flagships may have double the Power Stages, that’s still a mighty set up for this form factor. Networking comes from both the WiFi 6E and a 2.5 GbE LAN option, and even more impressive, there are two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C (USB 4.0) connectors! 

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-I GAMING WIFI – PC Magazine

The main PCB is no less busy for the inclusion of the secondary board, with several components in a tightly packed configuration. Along the top is the usual CPU power connector and a pair of fan headers. Down the right side of the board is the 24-pin motherboard connector, a USB Type-C header, a USB 3.0 header, and four SATA 3.0 ports.

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