NZXT launches new N7 and N5 series motherboards for Z690 and Alder Lake

NZXT has two new motherboard designs for Intel's latest processors

NZXT launches new N7 and N5 series motherboards for Z690 and Alder Lake

NZXT launches two new Z690 motherboards to support Intel's Alder Lake processors

NZXT has just launched a new N7 series motherboard, this time using Intel's latest Z690 chipset to support the company's 12th generation Alder Lake series of desktop processors. In addition to this, NZXT has also launched a new N5 series motherboard that features most of the same functions as the N7, but with lower pricing and a more minimalist look. 

Both NZXT's Z690 N5 and N7 motherboards will be available with both white and black colour options, with all motherboard variants supporting Bluetooth 5.2 and WIFI 6E. Both motherboard designs also support multiple M.2 SSDs for ultra-fast storage, and both motherboards support DDR4 memory (which is currently a lot more affordable than DDR5).

With their Z7 design, NZXT offers their customers the same metal covers as usual to deliver a clean look to users. The Z5, in contrast, will not feature the same metal covers, but it will offer users most of the same features at a lower price point. Both motherboards support PCIe 5.0 over their first PCIe slot. 

N7 Z690 Features

- Designed with Intel Z690 Chipset
- Compatible with Intel 12th Generation Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 processors
- 12+1 DrMOS Power Phase Design and 6 layer PCBs
- Intel Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity and Bluetooth V5.2
- Three M.2 connectors for storage devices
- Supports memory overclocking speeds of up to 5000MHz and Intel XMP 2.0
- 8-channel high-definition audio

Features

- Designed with Intel Z690 Chipset
- Compatible with Intel 12th Generation Core i9, Core i7, Core i5 processors
- 12+1 DrMOS Power Phase Design
- Intel Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity and Bluetooth V5.2
- Three M.2 connectors for storage devices
- Supports memory overclocking speeds of up to 4800MHz and XMP
- 8-channel high-definition audio

 

NZXT launches new N7 and N5 series motherboards for Z690 and Alder Lake

With NZXT's N5 Z690 motherboard design, NZXT have clearly created a motherboard that deliver a similar look to their existing N7 designs (at least when its PCIe slots are occupied) while delivering lower pricing. In the UK, the N5 will cost £60 less than the N7, which is a considerable saving. Looking at both motherboard designs, it is clear that both the Z690 N7 and N5 use different PCB designs, and that the N7 has additional features like on-board power/reset switches, and additional USB headers.

The launch if the N5 allows NZXT to broaden its user base and appeal to more budget-oriented PC builders.   

N5 Z690 Features

Features

- Designed with Intel Z690 Chipset
- Compatible with Intel 12th Generation Core i9, Core i7, Core i5 processors
- 8+1 DrMOS Power Phase Design
- Intel Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity and Bluetooth V5.2
- Four M.2 connectors for storage devices
- Supports memory overclocking speeds of up to 5000MHz and XMP
- 8-channel high-definition audio

NZXT launches new N7 and N5 series motherboards for Z690 and Alder LakePricing

NZXT has confirmed that their new Z690 N7 and N5 motherboards are available starting today at NZXT's website in the US and that they will be available soon in the UK via Scan UK. Pricing is as follows. 

N7 Z690: $299.99/£269.99
N5 Z690: $239.99/£209.99

You can join the discussion on NZXT's N7 and N5 Z690 motherboards on the OC3D Forums.

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