Bilibili Forum users (pass David Fries) Shared a prototype of the high-end Z690 motherboard allegedly used in Intel’s upcoming 12th generation Alder Lake processor.Leak provides new first glance LGA1700 socket It is expected to accommodate at least two generations (Alder Lake and Raptor Lake) of Intel processors.
The manufacturer of the mysterious motherboard is unknown, but judging from its power supply subsystem, it is clearly one of the high-end motherboards. The prototype shows 20 power phases, so the Z690 motherboard is likely to be aimed at overclockers and enthusiasts. As a prototype, it lacks several components, such as a latch mechanism, 8-pin EPS power connector, and fan header.
From what we can see, the motherboard seems to have a PCIe x16 expansion slot and up to three M.2 slots. There are rumors that Alder Lake supports the PCIe 5.0 standard, so it will be interesting to see if it will be implemented.even though Best graphics card Don’t benefit from the increased bandwidth of PCIe 4.0, at least in the consumer sector. If Alder Lake finally supports PCIe 5.0, we are likely to see the arrival of mainstream PCIe 5.0 SSD before graphics cards.
This The first PCIe 5.0 enterprise-class solid state driveThose from the Samsung camp will not be available until the second quarter of 2022. The latest Old Lake rumors It is claimed that Intel will release K series and KF series chips and the corresponding Z690 chipset between October 25th and November 19th. If the Z690 chipset uses PCIe 5.0, there won’t be any SSD to take advantage of the lightning-like standard very quickly.
UEFI developer Insyde has started Verify Alder Lake chip With the company’s products.In addition, secret merchants have begun to sell Core i9-12900K Qualified samples and B660 motherboards in the Chinese underground market. This provides some credibility to the recent rumors that Alder Lake may make its debut this fall.