At the same time that the Alder Lake 12th-generation Core processor was released, Intel also introduced a new motherboard chipset “Z690” because of the changes in the package interface and the addition of DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. Intel Z690 chipset has rich expansion connectivity, especiallySupports PCIe 4.0 for the first time on Intel motherboards(It is also the second model after AMD X570), which can provide up to 12 channels and 16 PCIe 3.0,A total of 16 PCIe 5.0, 16 PCIe 4.0, and 16 PCIe 3.0 can be provided with the 12th generation Core, which is unprecedentedly generous.
The connection between the chipset and the processor is also upgraded tox8 DMI 4.0, Which is equivalent to PCIe 4.0.
At the same time, the Z690 chipset also provides the mostEight SATA 6Gbps, four USB 3.2 Gen2x2 20Gbps, ten USB 3.2 Gen2x1 10Gbps, ten USB 3.2 Gen1x1 5Gbps, fourteen USB 2.0, Is also unprecedentedly rich.
In terms of network, integrated support for wired Gigabit, optional support for 2.5 Gigabit, and integrated support for Gig+ Wi-Fi 6E AX201/AX200 wireless network.
Intel said that the Z690 motherboard hasMore than 60 different models, Will be listed soon.
It’s worth mentioning that the 12th generation Core also supports DDR5 and DDR4 memory.Many models of Z690 motherboards will also have two versions, But so far there is no two kinds of memory slots provided at the same time.
At the beginning of next year, Intel will launch as many as 28 new models of 12-generation Core processors, covering the desktop, mobile, and commercial markets. The motherboard chipset will also add new H670, B660, and H610.