In letter : As we get closer to the Intel Alder Lake reveal, more and more leaks are spoiling the surprises Team Blue and the motherboard makers have in store. One of Asus’ upcoming Z690 motherboards for small form factor PCs has leaked in full glory, and two separate leaks have revealed EU prices for several Asus and Asrock motherboards. Needless to say, they won’t be cheap, but there will be plenty of options for people who still want to upgrade but aren’t willing to break the bank in the process.
Asus’ upcoming Z690 motherboards were first spotted at a Canadian retailer earlier this month, which provided some clues as to what we can expect in terms of pricing. The cheapest models will cost around $ 220 to $ 240, and premium variants with more robust power phase designs will cost over $ 600, while the price difference between DDR4 and DDR5 compatibility will be around $ 10.
|Model||Supported memory||Price in euros||CAD price||Price in USD|
|Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial||DDR5||€ 1,969.83||?||?|
|Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme||DDR5||€ 1,107.49||?||?|
|Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Formula||DDR5||€ 737.92||?||?|
|Asus ROG Z690 Apex||DDR5||€ 676.32||?||?|
|Asus ROG Z690 Hero||DDR5||€ 614.72||$ 789||$ 626|
|Asus ROG STRIX Z690-E Gaming Wi-Fi||DDR5||€ 590.08||?||?|
|Asus PROART Z690-CREATOR WiFi||DDR5||€ 503.85||?||?|
|Asus ROG STRIX Z690-I Gaming Wi-Fi||DDR5||€ 444.40||?||?|
|Asus ROG STRIX Z690-G Gaming Wi-Fi||DDR5||€ 357.75||?||?|
|Asus ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming Wi-Fi||DDR5||?||$ 511||$ 405|
|Asus ROG STRIX Z690-A Gaming WiFi D||DDR5||?||$ 447||$ 355|
|Asus TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WiFi D4||DDR4||?||$ 371||$ 294|
|Asus PRIME Z690-A||DDR5||€ 320.61||$ 383||$ 304|
|Asus PRIME Z690-P Wi-Fi||DDR5||€ 295.86||$ 319||$ 253|
|Asus PRIME Z690-P WiFi D4||DDR4||€ 283.48||$ 307||$ 244|
|Asus PRIME Z690-P||DDR5||€ 283.48||$ 294||$ 233|
|Asus PRIME Z690-P D4||DDR4||€ 246.34||$ 281||$ 223|
|Asrock Z690 TAICHI ATX 4||DDR5||€ 472.82||?||?|
|Asrock Z690 PG SPEED ATX 4||DDR5||€ 343.38||?||?|
|Asrock Z690 EXTREME||DDR5||€ 229.52||?||?|
|Asrock Z690 STEEL LEGEND ATX 4||DDR4||€ 211.17||?||?|
|Asrock Z690 PG RIPTIDE ATX 4||DDR4||€ 180.88||?||?|
|Asrock Z690 PHANTOM GAMING 4 ATX 4||DDR4||€ 160.67||?||?|
|Asrock Z690 PHANTOM GAMING 4 D5||DDR5||€ 156.07||?||?|
Thanks to the serial Twitter leaker @momomo_us as good as @ julienjimenez11, we now also have some clues about the EU prices for these LGA 1700 motherboards. Based on these new leaks, it looks like European gamers will have to pay a bit more than those in North America. . The most expensive listing is the ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial, which will retail for € 1,969.83 ($ 2,283) including all taxes.
Of particular interest, however, is a motherboard that has sunk in all its glory at Videocardz – the Asus ROG Strix Z690-I Mini-ITX. This card has three daughter cards stacked where the M.2 slot usually is.
Two of these are probably for M.2 NVMe SSDs and one is for audio chipset and RGB and fan headers. Other details are hard to distinguish from the leaked images, but after a few shadows we can notice two front panel headers for USB 3.0 and USB-C.
Intel will be unveiling the first batch of Alder Lake processors in the coming weeks, so we won’t have to wait long to see the full list of LGA 1700 motherboards.
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