Introducing the EVGA Z790 motherboards, the pinnacle of high-performance computing. Featuring the Z790 DARK K|NGP|N and Z790 CLASSIFIED, these motherboards support the latest Intel® Z790 chipset and are built for extreme computing with 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Series processors utilizing PCIe Gen5 lanes and DDR5 memory. Those familiar with EVGA motherboards will recognize the powerful digital-VRM design, VRM and M.2 cooling, and sturdy low-loss PCB construction.
The EVGA Z790 DARK K|NGP|N rises once again. This world record-setting motherboard is built on a 14-layer low-loss PCB with a 21-phase VRM – capable of squeezing every last bit of performance out of the most extreme 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. This board supports current and future standards with up to 64GB DDR5 and up to 7000MHz+(OC)*, PCIe Gen5, and PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe support. The Z790 DARK K|NGP|N auto-switches the x16 PCIe Gen 5 CPU lanes between slots 1 and 2 to give your PCIe device maximum bandwidth no matter where it’s installed**. Beyond excessive overclocking support, the board also includes multiple USB options, 8x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 10Gbps and 2.5Gbps NICs + Wi-Fi 6E / BT 5.2, 7.1 HD audio, 3x M.2 Key-M slots, and 2x pump headers exclusively built for CPU AIO. The Z790 DARK K|NGP|N remains the choice of those that want a board capable of unbelievable performance.
* Achievable speeds may vary depending on memory configuration and CPU memory controller.
** x16 lane support if only one PCIe slot (PE1/PE2) is populated. x8/x8 lanes if both PE1 and PE2 are populated.
EVGA Z790 CLASSIFIED
The EVGA Z790 CLASSIFIED returns with a new layout and upgrades to keep it the best choice for the motherboard that does everything. The CLASSIFIED takes full advantage of PCIe Gen5 and PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSDs through the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Series processors, up to 128GB DDR5 and up to 6800MHz+(OC) DDR5*. A 19-phase VRM and 12-layer PCB provides exceptional power, performance, and stability. New to the CLASSIFIED is a rotated socket to reduce memory latency and improve cable management options, a 10Gbe network port, and two USB4 Type-C ports. Meanwhile, the board also contains a 2.5Gbe port + Wi-Fi 6E / BT 5.2, 7.1 HD audio, multiple USB options, and two DisplayPort Type-C display options. The Z790 CLASSIFIED is the perfect motherboard to help you set records in whatever you do.
* Achievable speeds may vary depending on memory configuration and CPU memory controller.
EVGA Z790 motherboards are powered by EVGA ELEET X1™, the next generation of motherboard tuning utilities. Featuring a simple to use interface, EVGA motherboards have never been easier to overclock or monitor. Review your motherboard, processor, memory and system status at any time and adjust your clock speeds and voltages for maximum performance.
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To learn more about EVGA Z790 Motherboards, visit https://www.evga.com/articles/01590/Introducing-the-EVGA-Z790
MSI is announcing today the brand-new 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors will bring along a whole new series of Z790 chipset motherboards, which include the MEG Series, MPG Series, MAG Series, and PRO Series as well. MSI’s Z790 motherboards paired with 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors are here to bring more efficient computing and fine-tuning on the success of the last generation of CPUs. As a world-leading motherboard brand MSI’s Z790 motherboards are designed to provide the very best performance for gamers, creators, and users. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors are still built on their “Intel® 7” Hybrid Architecture Process Technology. This generation has increased the number of efficiency cores by bringing up to 24 Cores, 32 Threads on a single CPU. L3 Cache has also been slightly bumped up to 36MB, but more importantly, the memory frequency will support from DDR5-5600-MHz out of the box. On launch, there will be 3 models available which are the i9-13900K, i7-13700K, and the i5-13600K.
MSI Z790 Product Features
There are many upgrades done to this generation of MSI’s Z790 motherboards. An updated strong power phase design across MSI Z790 motherboards from our flagship MEG Z790 GODLIKE which has 26 Duet Rail Power System CPU power phases with 105A SPS to even our entry-level PRO Series motherboard that has increase up to 16 DRPS CPU power phases with 80A SPS. In addition to such a powerful power phase design, M.2 hasn’t been forgotten either which is why it also will feature a Double-Sided M.2 Shield Frozr cooling which could help drop temperatures by 5%. On top of the physical cooling solution, MSI does also have Frozr AI Cooling and CPU Cooler Tuning with software and BIOS to further help with the cooling capabilities. All models across the Z790 Chipset motherboard will feature the latest wireless network solution “Wi-Fi 6E”. M.2 capacity has also increased to populate even more storage by being able to fit up to 7 M.2 slots on our MEG Z790 GODLIKE motherboard! There is also some quality of life improvements in this DIY world, like MSI’s patented Magnetic and Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr, Front USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C with Power Delivery up to 60W, and supporting ARGB Gen 2 devices.
For this generation, MEG Z790 GODLIKE brought out multiple features to help bring the flagship model to a whole new level. The MEG Z790 GODLIKE features a power phases that increased up to 26+2 DRPS CPU power phase design with 105A SPS. With such power, there’s an all-new next generation of VRM Cooling design. An all-aluminum cover under a Wavy Fin Array-design, a U-Shape VRM heatsink with Direct Touch Cross Heat-pipe for extra cooling and 7W/mk Thermal Pad with Choke Pads. It also comes with Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe Slots & Gen 5 M.2 support bringing a staggering 128GB/s of bandwidth for maximum transfer speeds. MEG Z790 GODLIKE and MEG Z790 ACE will have MSI’s patented Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr with Magnetic for ultimate ease of installation. Last but not least, the M-Vision dashboard has also been upgraded to much more refined accessories by increasing the touch capacitive area as well as the screen size from 3.5” to 4.5” for much better viewing pleasure.
The MPG Series will feature 4 models, MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI, MPG Z790 EDGE WIFI, MPG Z790 EDGE WIFI DDR4 and also a Mini-ITX MPG Z790I EDGE WIFI motherboards
MPG models will have up to 19+1+1 power phases, Extended Heatsink with heat-pipe, and Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe slot. Moreover, the ATX motherboards will feature a patented Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr. The ATX version motherboards will support 5 M.2 slots while 1 will be Lightning Gen 5 on MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI and the rest will be PCIe Gen 4.0 as well as 3 M.2 slots on the Mini-ITX model. Regardless of what model you pick, you will not be disappointed.
The MAG Series is one of the popular models among gamers. With the 16+1+1 DRPS power phase design with 90A SPS and dual-8 pin CPU power connectors, the MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI will be able to crush any games you throw at it. The MAG Series does come with Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe slot, 2.5G LAN and Wi-Fi 6E solution which provides more than enough power and bandwidth to tackle any task you throw at it. There will also have a DDR4 version available to the market.
The PRO Series provides stable functionality and high-quality components for professionals and enterprises. The PRO Z790 Series is paired with up to 16+1+1 DRPS power phase as well as Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe slot, M.2 Shield Frozr, 2.5G LAN, and Wi-Fi 6E as well as Lightning USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C Connection to help give you all the necessary bandwidth and performance to breeze through daily work tasks. PRO Series will have 6 models available for choosing from DDR5 or DDR4 version and Wi-Fi or non-Wi-Fi version.
As 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors is built on LGA 1700 socket which allows backward compatibility with previous 600 series motherboards by just updating the BIOS. MSI’s new BIOS for the 600 series will be available and ready to download at launch. MSI Z790 Motherboards will be available soon
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, today announced the Z790 AORUS gaming motherboards which are exclusively designed for the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Featuring up to 20+1+2 phases of digital power VRM design with each phase holding up to 105 amps Fins-Array III heatsink design, GIGABYTE’s Z790 AORUS lineup is geared with the best power design and thermal management to unleash the extreme performance and optimized overclocking experience on the new generation multi-core K series Intel® Core™ processors. The exclusive SMD memory slots with a metal shielding mask for anti-interference and the BIOS setting of DDR5 memory overclocking offer more stable signals to memory, which enable users to easily boost XMP and overclocking performance. GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS motherboards are completely next-gen ready and are engineered for PCIe® 5.0 graphics cards and SSDs. In addition to strengthening the durability and signal stability by enhanced SMD slots, PCIe® and M.2 EZ-Latch technology are implemented to make it easier for users to upgrade graphics cards and M.2 SSDs, simplifying ease of access and avoiding accidental damage to the surrounding components. Select GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS motherboards to offer users feature-rich I/O as well as the innovative Thermal Guard III design, and much more. Equipped with the all-around features of performance, power management, thermals, and audio, GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS motherboards definitively push computing firepower to the next level.
“With the advent of the new generation Intel® Z790 platform and the 13th generation Core™ processor, GIGABYTE also launched the latest motherboards to provide users ultra-durable products with premium compatibility, breakthrough performance, and low temperature through the optimized power supply, heat dissipation, and expansions. Featuring premium components and exclusive tuning function, GIGABYTE Z790 motherboards boost the overall and overclocking performance of CPU and memories,” said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “Featuring enhanced SMD PCIe® 5.0 x16 and M.2 slots with EZ-Latch design, lightning-fast networking of 2.5G or above, and Wi-Fi 6E dedicated spectrum, GIGABYTE Z790 motherboards impress users by their remarkable performance and stability to become the perfect choice for Intel® Z790 platform.”
The 13th gen Intel® Core™ processors carry on the design of Intel® 7 stepping and the “hybrid” architecture of P-Core and E-Core, which not only increase the amount of E-Core but also enable the processors to dynamically switch between high-performance operation and low loading energy saving mode. This allows users to flexibly take full advantage of the processors depending on the demands of system operation. With up to 20+1+2 phases which each Vcore and Vcc GT holding up to 105 amps by its Smart Power Stage design, the flagship of GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS gaming motherboards unleashes the full potential of the new processors and enhances the extreme overclocking performance on all-core multi-cores, delivering more than 2200 Amps to provide the best power balance. Meanwhile, it provides more stable power and dissipates heat more efficiently from heavy loading operations or overclocking to prevent CPU throttling by overheating. Furthermore, the addition of Tantalum Polymer capacitors improves the transient response of the VRM between high and low loads, increasing the purity and stability of power for processors, and providing an abundant and solid power foundation so users won’t have to worry about overlocking.
Intel® Z790 platform can support both DDR5 and DDR4 memory, GIGABYTE prepares various Z790 motherboards for users according to the market demand and positioning differences. The DDR5 models benefit from the new memory architecture which enables high power efficiency, low latency, and low power consumption, while DDR4 models perform impressively. Besides the well-reputed Shielded Memory Routing of SMD memory DIMMs and dual metal armor, GIGABYTE Z790 motherboards also adopt the new generation low-impedance PCB and layouts for users to enjoy premium memory overclocking performance with more durability and more stability. Real-world tests also affirm an overclocking boost performance up to DDR5-7600.
To easily provide users with a striking DDR5 memory overclocking performance, GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS motherboards pack numerous notable enhancements from the Z690 platform. Strengthened by a new exclusive layout design, the “DDR5 Unlocked Voltage” feature can unlock the adjustment range of DDR5 memory native voltage, allowing users to reach higher memory clocks with more stability. “DDR5 XMP Booster” automatically detects controller brand under BIOS settings, which allows users to quickly choose from multiple built-in and pre-tuned memory overclocking profiles to speed up native DDR5 or XMP DDR5 memories. “XMP 3.0 User Profile” enables users to create and burn XMP profiles on their own to unleash the extreme performance of memories.
To enhance the overall heat dissipation, GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS MASTER and above motherboards feature new generation Fins-Array III technology to further enlarge the surface area of the thermal fin to 9 times more than a traditional heatsink, which allows for an increased amount of cool air to pass through for advanced heat dissipation. The Direct-Touch Heatpipe II design features an 8mm direct touch Heatpipe with shortened distance and increased contact area between the heat pipe and the heatsink for more efficient heat transfer, lowering the temperatures more rapidly. Meanwhile, select GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS motherboards to implement a new generation LAIRD 12W/mK thermal pad in the VRM area offering significantly improved heat dissipation compared to traditional thermal pads. Furthermore, selected AORUS motherboards to feature a metal back plate with nano-carbon coating for stylish thermal design, while several Z790 AORUS models continue the full-coverage one-piece metal plate on the MOS area from previous designs to provide more efficient heat dissipation. The multiple skived fins and the grooved surface provide two times larger dissipation area than traditional designs and dramatically improve the heat convection and conduction by allowing more airflow to pass through the heatsink.
GIGABYTE Z790 motherboards adopt an 8-layer and above 2OZ-copper PCB for enhanced heat dissipation under the high-speed operation of the CPU to avoid performance throttling by overheating. Besides the hardware thermal design on VRM, GIGABYTE Z790 motherboards also utilize Smart Fan 6 technology and EZ Tuning function to ensure users an optimal balance among silent, cool, and high performance. The enlarged heatsink and heightened M.2 thermal guard of select Z790 AORUS motherboards, especially the Thermal Guard XTREME II on the flagship Z790 AORUS XTREME with Direct-Touch Heatpipe II and special designed 8cm-high thermal fin, provide optimal cooling for the PCIe® 5.0 M.2 SSDs to prevent thermal throttling under high-speed operation.
The 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Z790 chipset can take full advantage of the latest PCIe® 5.0 specifications. To meet the high-speed bandwidth required by the next generation of graphics cards, GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS motherboards implement PCIe® 5.0 design and select components for PCBs, PCIe® slots, M.2 slots, and even controllers to provide optimized signal quality and prepare for future technology. Meanwhile, Z790 AORUS features PCIe® and M.2 EZ-Latch technology, as well as advanced EZ-Latch PLUS for the quick, detach of graphics cards and M.2 SSDs. As next-gen graphics cards grow increasingly larger in size, reaching the traditional PCIe® release latch can be difficult. PCIe® EZ-Latch and EZ-Latch Plus technology incorporates an enlarged latch and easily accessible button, making it simple to detach installed cards, and reducing the risk of accidentally damaging the board. In addition, GIGABYTE's exclusive next-generation SMD PCIe®x16 slots are engineered with enhanced armor providing reinforced tensile strength and robust design, which increases the shear resistance up to 2.2 times and 1.5 times on the SMD M.2 design. By M.2 EZ-Latch and EZ-Latch Plus design, the existing M.2 SSD screws are replaced by auto or manual locking latches, which reduce the troubles of screw alignment or loss and greatly simplify M.2 SSD installation.
GIGABYTE’s Z790 AORUS lineup is equipped with 2.5Gb Ethernet as the new standard with 10Gbit on flagship models, and WiFi 6E 802.11ax network for the most complete and flexible network options. Meanwhile, enhanced by DCT（Double Connect Technology）, the network traffic packet can be adjusted dynamically to reduce online gaming latency, which also optimizes streaming and immersive VR experiences, while saving users from network cable troubles. DCT enables multiple frequency bands on the Wi-Fi 6E network, which can simultaneously connect over two Wi-Fi devices. As an example of this feature, using Airlink of Meta Quest 2 as a successful application, it can perform remote image transmission with 5GHz/6GHz while networking through routers with 2.4GHz for users to experience the Metaverse life in a wireless way.
GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS motherboards also come fully loaded with the latest technologies to meet ever-increasing connectivity demands, including USB 3.2 Gen2x2, 3.2 Gen2 slots, and Thunderbolt™ 4 / USB 4 expansions. The lineup utilizes a high SNR audio engine and pairs it with the WIMA FKP2 studio-grade audio capacitors, integrating professional ESS SABRE DAC with GIGABYTE exclusive design and DTS： X® Ultra to deliver high fidelity audio for the most abundant sound experience whether it’s for gaming or entertaining.
Moreover, GIGABYTE also debuts new streamlined software, called GCC (GIGABYTE Control Center) to replace the traditional APP Center utility. As a new management platform, GCC categorizes users’ GIGABYTE applications with newly designed UI and will automatically detect installed GIGABYTE hardware for easy driver installation. It is now easier for users to install, upgrade and manage various applications to enjoy all advantages of GIGABYTE products. GIGABYTE Z790 motherboards will be soon available in the market for users to enjoy all the exceptional features of AORUS, and to further solidify the reputation that GIGABYTE motherboards are the optimal choice of high-end and gaming motherboards. For more information, please visit the AORUS website: https://www.aorus.com/
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