Asus has introduced four new motherboards with the Z790 PCH, which should be able to run all 12th, 13th and 14th generation Intel Core CPUs. All new panels are equipped with WiFi 7, which also uses the new Q antenna. The latter should enable higher data rates and improved range.
Asus has already introduced three new Z790 motherboards for the LGA 1700 socket at Gamescom. Now come four more boards, which also come with the Z790 chipset. The new boards are already compatible with Raptor Lake Refresh, which is 14. Intel Core Generation Actions. Compared to the 13th generation, the new CPUs do not offer any major innovations, only the clock speed has been slightly increased. Only the Core i7 has received a core upgrade and now has 12 active cores. Asus announced the following motherboards:
- ROG Maximus Z790 Formula – €809
- ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore – €769
- ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming WiFi II – €678
- ROG Strix Z790-F Gaming WiFi II – €584
All new boards are equipped with a WiFi 7 (802.11be) module, which allows much higher transfer rates. Asus is also combining the whole thing with a new one wifi antenna q, which is said to have improved circuitry and improved internal communications. Therefore, the directional antenna should ensure better signal throughput in the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands. About the Armory app The ideal direction of the antenna can be found.
DIMM Flex technology arguably maximizes memory performance
There is also a new feature Deem Flex, which can be used to read the RAM temperature. Based on the current temperature, the memory controller adjusts dynamically to optimize performance. According to Asus, this feature is especially effective in memory-sensitive applications. The frame rate in Metro Exodus is said to be up to 16 percent better on average.
Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Formula: The water-cooled flagship
The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula is the new flagship model from Asus. The panel is completely white and has a 2-inch OLED screen on which personalized content can be displayed. The VRMs are cooled by the HybridChill copper VRM block. The cooler can optionally be connected to Custom water cooling Connected to maximize cooling performance. Formula also offers some Thunderbolt 4 and 5 Gbit Ethernet ports and a ROG SupremeFX audio solution.
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