The mini-ITX format is a delicate matter like aligning the legs of an LGA socket. Here, a factor such as congestion / oversaturation is already starting to play a role. Adding something over and above the standard set has to be greatly perverted, resorting to non-standard solutions, “sandwich” approach, daughter boards, and sometimes to changing the usual topology.

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With the B550 TUF Gaming series, ASUS offers motherboards in the middle price segment. You can choose from two ATX and Micro-ATX mainboards, one with and one without WIFI. We take a closer look at the ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus variant. This is the version in ATX format and without WIFI. You can find out everything else in our test. The ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus was provided to us by ASUS.

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A little less than 110 € for a small motherboard with an AMD 4c4t processor and a Radeon R7 graphics part ? Here is the BIOSTAR FX9830M , a card in Micro-ATX format more than reduced which is close to the ITX and which goes to the essential, but without forgetting an active and silent cooling system. A good idea for a small office machine? Answer in this new article.

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The Z490 chipset is built to accommodate the best of Comet Lake, however some prefer to use small mini-ITX configurations rather than ATX format monsters. In this game, manufacturers have not turned a deaf ear and have released a few models in small format, allowing you to take advantage of the best of the latest generation of processors from Intel, at least on paper. 

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NZXT N7 Z490

If we are used to the quartet of usual manufacturers in France, a few players have appeared in recent years in our provinces, in particular with NZXT, which has decided to release its own motherboards, and this for 2 generations of chipset at Intel. This will therefore be the third iteration for the manufacturer, which presents its N7 Z490 card , which the Comptoir has tested for you, in order to see what the outsider is worth.

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A rare review of something compact does not begin with words about the difficulties of pushing top straps and equipment into a compact format and the use of non-standard engineering solutions for this. This is doubly relevant when we are talking not about a slightly truncated mini-ATX motherboard, where, in general, even without liters of sweats from engineers, everything climbs so well, but about choosing a real hardcore player!

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MSI MAG B460 Tomahawk is an inexpensive ATX motherboard based on the Intel B460 chipset, focused on building a standard size system for little money. It is suitable for those users who want to get high performance for a reasonable price, but, at the same time, having received a well-thought-out basis in every sense that can ensure the smooth operation of any LGA1200 processor currently in existence. 

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The TUF Gaming Z490-PLUS model (WI-FI) is a motherboard in ATX format that allows thanks to its 12 + 2 phase Dr. MOS power circuit to guarantee stability and overclocking capability to Intel K series processors such as the our i7-10700K without any problem. The card has a full TUF style design and has all the main features on board to be able to assemble a system for Gaming, Overclocking or connectivity thanks to the AX201 Wi-Fi 6 module.

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NZXT N7 Z490 (Black)

Even if this is not the first motherboard launched by the NZXT brand, it will be for us a first evaluation of this type of product. Indeed, we are more used to testing boxes or cooling systems like the excellent NZXT Kraken X53 as well as the NZXT Kraken X73 . Today, we are therefore going to share with you our impressions of the NZXT N7 Z490 motherboard in black version .

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