Z490

We're moving closer to the launch of Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors, and with that will come new chipsets including Z690 which has already been leaked by multiple sources. As we approach Alder Lake's arrival, we must pay homage to what's actually available on the current market for users to buy. Right now, we have Intel's Rocket Lake (11th gen) and its Comet Lake (10th gen) processors, and all the associated chipsets such as Z590 and B560. This includes many different LGA1200 motherboard options to select from at many different price points, with multiple levels of features and controller choices on offer. The Z690 models may be on the horizon, but we focus on the now as it's time to make our picks...

Intel Z490 Motherboards Available For Pre-Order: From $150 to $1299

In preparation for the launch of Intel's Z490 chipset and Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake desktop processors, Z490 motherboards are now available to pre-order from various retailers. For entry-level...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/6/2020

The ASRock Z490 Aqua: Thunderbolt 3, PCIe 4.0 Ready, Water Cooled

Following a resurgence of motherboards decked out with custom monoblocks, ASRock has announced details on its Z490 Aqua. It includes a familiar aluminium plated copper custom monoblock, with just...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/5/2020

First ATX12VO Consumer Motherboard: The ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4SR

A blog post from Intel has showcased the first consumer motherboard with the ATX12VO power standard from ASRock, and we reached out to ASRock for more details. They have...

47 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/5/2020

The ASRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T, Micro-ATX Server For LGA1200

Off the back of the announcement of a substantial amount of Z490 motherboards designed for Intel's 10th generation desktop processors, ASRock Rack has announced a server-focused model. The ASRock...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/5/2020

The Intel Z490 Overview: 44+ Motherboards Examined

After another long wait for a new Intel platform, Comet Lake and the 400 series finally descends. Here we get a new socket, support for up to 10-cores with...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/30/2020

Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake for Desktops: Skylake-S Hits 10 Cores and 5.3 GHz

Today we get the full range of its Intel’s 10th Generation processors for desktops. These chips, which fall under the banner of ‘Comet Lake’, will now go up to...

177 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/30/2020

German IT Distributor Publishes AMD+Intel Roadmaps: Z490, Z390, 8-Core CFL in Q4

With Computex just around the corner, a lot of thought is being put to exactly what are we expecting to see at the show. There are questions about AMD’s...

30 by Ian Cutress on 5/3/2018

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