ASUS PRIME Z690-A LGA1700 Motherboard Review

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All tests are performed in the latest version of Windows 11. For earlier reports of AMD suffering performance issues, please refer to this update published by AMD which notes that the issue has been resolved.

All systems tested use the same version of the application and no data from previous reviews are used for this test. All games are updated to their latest version and are set to details indicated in their charts. Back2Gaming prefers running games in max details with motion blur off.

Resizable BAR is enabled for all testing, when applicable.

Test System: Intel (10th/11th)
CPU Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-10900K
Motherboard ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII EXTREME
RAM G.Skill TridentZ Royal DDR4-4000 C17 16GBx2
GPU ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP EXTREME
Storage KLEVV CRAS 920 2TB M.2 NVMe
Cooling NZXT Kraken X73 RGB
Power Supply FSP HydroG Pro 1000w

 

Test System: Intel 12th
CPU Intel Core i9-12900K
Motherboard ASUS PRIME Z690-A
RAM Kingston FURY Beast DDR5-5200 CL40
GPU ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP EXTREME
Storage KLEVV CRAS 920 2TB M.2 NVMe
Cooling NZXT Kraken X73 RGB
Power Supply FSP  HydroG Pro 1000w

 

Test System: AMD
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
RAM G.Skill TridentZ Royal DDR4-4000 C17 16GBx2
GPU ZOTAC RTX 3080 Ti AMP EXTREME
Storage KLEVV CRAS 920 2TB M.2 NVMe
Cooling NZXT Kraken X73 RGB
Power Supply FSP HydroG Pro 1000w

Special thanks to ASUS, GIGABYTE, Kingston, FSP and ZOTAC for the hardware used in this test. Special thanks to Cybenetics Labs, NVIDIA, PassMark ,OCCT and CapFrameX for the testing equipment and software we use in this review.

ASUS PRIME Z690-A LGA1700 Motherboard Review - ASUS PRIME Z690-A

All testing for motherboards are done with XMP enabled (DDR5-5200).