Videocardz has received photos of the upcoming Z790 motherboard series from ASUS, MSI and ASRock. It’s easy to see that the boards pictured here don’t include the full lineup. There are significant gaps in both high-end series and DDR4 memory options. Mini-ITX Z790 boards have also been shown for the first time, so you can expect them to hit stores soon.
Up to 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes and 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes are supported by the Z790 chipset. In addition, the processor offers four lanes of the next generation PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 standard, with a total of sixteen. The USB 3.2 Gen2x1 (10 Gbps) ports on the 700 series boards will be more (up to 5) than those on the 600 series boards.
The 13th Gen Core series is compatible with DDR4-3200 and DDR5-5600 JEDEC spec memory, while high-end boards are likely to allow XMP3.0 overclocking settings that can exceed 7000 MT/s in some circumstances. While we don’t have detailed specs, these photos should give you a good idea of what to expect from the boards.
ASUS Z790 motherboards
ASRock Z790 Motherboards
MSI Z790 motherboards