With the launch of Raptor Lake Refresh, motherboard producers are planning to launch new fashions. Asus will probably be current, and will provide a Maximus Z790 Apex Encore. Norwegian retailer Proshop is the primary to say the cardboard on its website.
Asus Maximus Z790 Apex Encore, future queen of overclocking?
At Asus, motherboards specializing in overclocking are known as Apex, and this Encore mannequin refers to a refresh board for 14th-generation Intel processors. Unfortunately, the shop doesn’t present any pictures, however vaguely presents its traits.
We study that this mannequin will probably be in ATX format, with a LGA-1700 socket. The chosen chipset would be the Z790, which is fairly apparent. Connectivity options two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots for graphics playing cards. For RAM, there are two DDR5 reminiscence connectors. The most pace doesn’t appear to be supported, nonetheless, because it’s labelled “DDR5-5600”. Finally, for storage, there are 4 SATA III and 5 M.2 connectors, one in every of which is PCIe 5.0 x4.
Rear connectivity has additionally been up to date, as has networking. The latter hinges on Wi-Fi 7, whereas the Intel i225V 2.5 GbE chip is a basic. Last however not least, audio is offered by the Realtek ALC4080. Of course, if such a mannequin exists and it’s not a pipe dream, we’re anticipating a card filled with overclocking options.
At current, the Proshop web page is on-line, and we will admire a promoting worth of 9,789 Norwegian kroner with 25% VAT. After conversion, this provides us a invoice of €861. To be continued, that is clearly the primary time the cardboard has appeared on the net.