First images of an Intel Z790 motherboard appear

The first known photo of an Intel Z790 motherboard was posted on the Overclock.net forums by Roberto Sampaio. The motherboard in question is the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme, which is, of course, ASUS’ enthusiast flagship board. Compared to the Z690 version, the design language is pretty much the same, with some minor changes. We can see that the board will still have the LiveDash OLED display.

Roberto was doing some overclocking with the board and the upcoming Intel Core i9-13900K. He claims that the CPU doesn’t actually consume 300W – 400W while overclocking. The CPU goes up to 200W stock under full load and 250W overclocked. To prove this, he actually uses a fairly cheap air cooler that can keep the CPU below 90°C. Here’s what he had to say about the chip and the board…

I’m testing the z790 and 13900k and I can tell you… 12900KS is a kid compared to the 13900k…

But I’ll tell you… I’m not good at overclocking memories…

The CPU hit 6.5GHz single core under very light load.
Full load, so far, P-5.7GHz E-4.4GHz R-5.0GHz.
I started testing yesterday…
The M-Z790 Extreme has been very solid so far…

Additionally, Roberto posted screenshots of some initial AIDA64 benchmarks using the ADATA XPG Lancer RGB 32GB DDR5-6000 CL40 memory kit.

More information about Intel’s upcoming 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” processors will be unveiled on the 27th at Intel’s Innovation Event.

Via Overclock.net, VideoCardz

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