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Motherboards

EVGA Announces Z690 Classified

Yesterday, EVGA introduced the Z690 Classified. Designed to support Intel’s latest 12th generation Core series processors, the always overbuilt motherboard includes a 19-phase VRM, dual 2.5 GbE NICs and EVGA’s unique style on this EATX SKU. You’ll find several USB ports on the rear IO including two 20 Gbps Type-C ports among a slew of other features. You can find this board at a wallet-emptying $629.99. You can read more information on this board at the EVGA website.

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Memory

T-FORCE DELTA RGB 6400 MHz Review: Everything You Want From DDR5

Team Group released a new kit of RGB memory with an astounding 6400 MHz speed rating. As part of their T-FORCE line of gaming-oriented memory, the new DELTA RGB is the first memory officially released to break the 6000 MHz barrier. Even amidst component shortages, we managed to get our hands on this rare memory. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this new product launch from Team Group and show you what it can do when overclocked.

ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition
Motherboards

CES 2022: ASRock Reveals Z690 Taichi Razer Edition Motherboard

Today, ASRock revealed the Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard. Built around the LGA1700 socket the Taichi Razer is ready for Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs. This powerhouse motherboard features a 20 phase SPS Dr.MOS power design and reinforced DDR5 DIMM slots capable of RAM overclocks of up to 6400MHz. Stunning lighting effects are possible due to the integrated Razer Chroma RGB and controlled via Razer’s easy-to-use Synapse software. Pricing and availability have not been released yet, so stay tuned for future notifications. Below is ASRock’s official press release.

How-tos

DDR5 Overclocking Guide: A Little More Performance Never Hurts

Intel’s Z690 platform with DDR5 includes many new features and overclocking possibilities for those who aren’t scared of the bios. If you’re the type who wants to get the most out of your new platform, memory overclocking is worth checking out. Overclocking your memory is safe, fun, and it can give you up to a 20% increase in performance for some tasks. But it’s not always a simple process, and adjusting the memory timings can be incredibly daunting if you have no reference or guide. However, with our simple instructions, we will demystify memory overclocking and give you the tips and tricks to get started.

Intel Alder Lake
Motherboards

Z690 Motherboard Overview: Alder Lake Brings DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 to the Desktop

Over 80 new Z690 motherboards are about to release in conjunction with Intel’s 12th Generation Core processors, dubbed Alder Lake. This is a staggering amount of new hardware, and to ease the burden of trying to research all this new tech, we have comprised a list of some of the most recent motherboard announcements. Before we get to that, we will cover what is new with Alder Lake and what makes it so different from previous generation CPUs. We will also discuss the major changes the Z690 motherboards bring to the market.

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Memory

XPG Overclocks DDR5 to 8,118 MT/s

On Saturday, XPG announced it had successfully overclocked one of its DDR5-4800 MHz memory kits to an astonishing 8,118 MT/s. This marks the first DDR5 memory kit to be overclocked to such a high speed and shows XPG’s dedication to the overclocking community. The XPG ram used to accomplish this great feat featured SK Hynix DRAM modules with the CAS# Latency loosened to 50 clocks. That’s only 8 clocks lower than one of its JEDEC specifications. Below is XPG’s announcement.

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News

Intel Z690 Chipset for 12th Gen Alder Lake Leaked

Recently, an image of an Intel Z690 chipset was leaked by a member of the Chiphell forums. The Z690 will be the foundation for the next generation of Intel motherboards. It is significantly larger than the current Z590 chipset, but how that will affect its performance remains to be seen. Launch for these next-generation products are expected around November 19th, but that is not set in stone.