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Motherboards based on the Intel Z690 chipset (for Intel Core 12 processors) turned out to be not that expensive. And the top models are even cheaper than their counterparts on the Intel Z590

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Today we have already quoted the cost of Intel Alder Lake processors, designed for use with new motherboards on 600 series chipsets. However, if the top-end CPU Core i9-12900K is priced in Europe at 850-930 euros, then motherboards will be cheaper. Data from Canada suggests that top models of motherboards based on the Intel Z690 chipset will be even more affordable than their counterparts on the Intel Z590 chipset.

The cost of motherboards based on the Z690 chipset in Canada. Prices – in Canadian dollars

Motherboards based on the Intel Z690 chipset (for Intel Core 12 processors) turned out to be not that expensive.  And the top models are even cheaper than their counterparts on the Intel Z590

The cost of motherboards based on the Z690 chipset in Canada. Prices – in Canadian dollars

The table below illustrates the difference in pricing. As you can see, only the entry-level models on the Z690 chipset are more expensive than their counterparts on the Z590 chipset, already with the Asus Prime Z690-A model, the new items look more advantageous in terms of price. It should be noted that the power subsystem in the new models is more powerful: in the top-end Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero, the power subsystem is built according to the “20 + 1 phase” scheme. The base models on the Z690 chipset use a “14 + 1 phase” scheme, while the models on the Z590 use 11 phases to power the processor.

Cost of Asus motherboards based on Intel Z690 and Intel Z590 chipsets
Ruler Model on Intel Z690 chipset Cost, $ Model on Intel Z590 chipset Cost, $
ROG Maximus HERO ROG Maximus Z690 Hero 625 ROG Maximus XIII HERO 678
ROG STRIX-F WIFI ROG STRIX Z690-F Gaming WiFi 405 ROG STRIX Z590-F Gaming WiFi 354
ROG STRIX-A WIFI ROG STRIX Z690-A Gaming WiFi D 354 ROG STRIX Z590-A Gaming WiFi 448
TUF Gaming-PLUS WIFI TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WiFI D4 294 TUF Gaming Z590-PLUS WiFI 353
PRIME A PRIME Z690-A 303 PRIME Z590-A 380
PRIME P WIFI PRIME Z690-P WiFi 253 PRIME Z590-P WiFi 202
PRIME P WIFI PRIME Z690-P WIFI D4 243 N / A N / A
PRIME P PRIME Z690-P 233 PRIME Z590-P 182
PRIME P PRIME Z690-P D4 222 N / A N / A

The official premiere of both Alder Lake processors and motherboards based on the Z690 chipset is expected on October 27. The start of sales of new products should take place on November 4.

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