EVGA reveals its Z690 Kingpin and Classified Motherboards for Intel 12th Gen
New overclockings tools, new motherboards and beefy VRMs
Published: 28th October 2021 | Source: EVGA |
EVGA launches its high-end Alder Lake Z690 motherboard lineup
EVGA's ready for the launch of Intel's 12th Generation Alder Lake processors, as they have created several new Z690 series motherboards for the high-end motherboard market. Both of these new motherboard designs feature digital VRM designs, multiple PCIe 4.0 M.2 connectors, DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity.
Starting with the Z690 DARK KINGPIN, EVGA's aiming for the high end of the PC market, targeting overclockers with its 21-phase VRM, 10-layer PCB, and optimised DRAM and CPU socket placement.
Connectivity-wise, the Z690 DARK KINGPIN features everything that most users will need, including various USB options, 8x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2x 2.5Gbps NICs + Wi-Fi 6E / BT 5.2, 7.1 HD audio, 3x M.2 Key-M slots, and support for EVGA's new ELEET X1 CPU overclocking tools
Next up is EVGA's Z690 Classified, which offers users four DDR5 memory slots (up to four 32GB DDR5 modules), dual 2.5Gb ethernet connectors, three M.2 slots, and up to eight SATA connections.
New Overclocking Tools
With Z690, EVGA's offering their users an advanced overclocking tool with their ELEET X1 software, which offers users a simple interface for overclocking and hardware monitoring. This software offers users support for per-core overclocking and the ability to speed up Alder Lake's Ring Bus.
EVGA's ELEET X1 tool makes overclocking more accessible and allows hardware parameters to be defined outside of your motherboard's BIOS. That said, traditional overclocking options are available within EVGA's BIOS/UEFI.
What follows is EVGA's Press Release for their new Z690 motherboard designs.
PR - Introducing the EVGA Z690 DARK K|NGP|N and Z690 CLASSIFIED motherboards - The Ultimate Choice for PC Gaming
EVGA Z690 motherboards paired with 12th Gen Intel Core Series processors bring unprecedented overclocking performance and an unparalleled experience to PC gaming. The Intel Z690 Chipset supports the latest DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen5 standards, making these motherboards ready for the next generation of hardware. EVGA Z690 motherboards further elevate your system with a powerful digital-VRM design, multiple PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe options, right-angle power connectors, an award-winning BIOS, and overclocking world-records.
EVGA DARK motherboards blaze the trail for other boards to follow, and the Z690 DARK K|NGP|N is no exception. The ability to destroy world records is insignificant next to the power of a 21-phase VRM and a 10-layer PCB - capable of driving the most powerful 12th Gen Intel Core processors. With DDR5, PCIe Gen5, and PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe support, a new DARK age of overclocking will rise as quickly as new hardware becomes available. Multiple USB options, 8x SATA 6 Gb/s ports, 2x 2.5 Gbps NICs + Wi-Fi 6E / BT 5.1, 7.1 HD audio, 3x M.2 Key-M slots, and 2x pump headers exclusively built for CPU AIO cooling help round out everything else you need in a premium motherboard. The Z690 DARK K|NGP|N is today's choice for the future of overclocking and gaming.
The EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED is revealed as the latest addition to EVGA's most-respected line of motherboards. Although few details are known, this motherboard is rumored to fully support the latest 12th Gen Intel Core Series Processors and take full advantage of PCIe Gen5 and PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSDs. Other reports indicate that the EVGA Z690 CLASSIFIED provides unbeatable power, performance and stability via a 19-phase VRM and 10-layer PCB. EVGA neither confirms nor denies support for 128 GB of DDR5 memory, 2x 2.5 Gbps NIC + Wi-Fi 6E / BT 5.1, 7.1 HD audio, or multiple USB options. All evidence points to the conclusion that this board is designed for the ultimate gaming experience; everything else is Z690 CLASSIFIED.
EVGA Z690 motherboards are powered by EVGA ELITE 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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