A handsomely equipped Z690 flagship with an integrated water block for $1,149.99.
Reasonable features for the price ($159), but this board struggles with heavily multi-threaded loads
Gigabyte’s X570S Aero focuses on creators, with ample M.2 storage, plenty of USB ports, 2.5 GbE, and capable power delivery for an upper-midrange price of $349.99.
ASRock, Asus, Biostar, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI release Intel Z590-chipset motherboards for Rocket Lake CPUs sporting updated power delivery, native PCIe 4.0 support, faster networking and more.
MSI’s B550I Gaming Edge Wi-Fi includes all the expected bells and whistles of the B550 chipset in a Mini-ITX size package, sans RGB.
The $1100 ASRock Z490 Aqua performed well during testing with the monoblock, keeping the VRMs exceptionally cool, even when overclocked. But is it worth the insane price of admission?
The Z490GTA EVO performs fine at stock speeds, with features comparable to other boards around this price. If you are looking to overclock, however, look elsewhere for now.
The Gigabyte Aorus Z490 Master performed well against its peers in our testing, overclocked our CPU to 5.2 GHz, offers plenty of updated connectivity, plus three M.2 slots with heatsinks.
The Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Super OC includes features like integrated fan and RGB headers and a robust heatsink and power delivery, coupled with a premium price.
Board partners release Intel Z490-chipset motherboards sporting the LGA 1200 socket, robust power delivery, increased base memory speeds, and some are PCIe 4.0 ready.
A German site tested the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT using PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 and found the 4GB version ran much faster with 4.0.
EEC filings show Gigabyte is bringing Eagle branding to its graphics card lineup, which includes the 6GB 5600 XT.
We test a pair of overclocked Nvidia RTX Super cards. The dual-fan Windforce OC 8G is a bit quieter, but the Gaming OC 8G performs a bit better for the same price.
AMD’s now-annual graphics software update brings improved performance across seval games, a new GUI, and 20 new and enhanced features, including integer scaling for older, low-res games.
AMD’s new driver comes with added support for the RX 5300M, and corrects game stuttering issues with FHD gaming.
EKWB confirms compatibility of the Velocity sTR4 line of water blocks to sTRX4 socket and the AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Threadripper processors.