Motherboard leaks continue for Alder Lake, this time running into the top-of-the-range model Aorus Master Z690, and the Aorus Z690 Elite AX DDR4, a high-end model that, as its name already anticipates, will allow you to reuse DDR4 memory.
Aorus Master Z690
Of this model, the socket stands out LGA1700 accompanied by four DIMM slots DDR5 Along with aluminum radiators that cool a powerful VRM. Although it is not seen, it is sensed that it is powerful, since it requires 2x 8-pin EPS connectors for its power together with the 24-pin ATX.
We see a groove PCI-Express 5.0 x16 steel reinforced with gold connectors, 2x PCIe 4.0 x16, space for at least 3x NVMe PCIe SSD passively cooled, dedicated audio chip, WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and a display to show system information.
Aorus Z690 Elite AX DDR4
This model is powered by 2x 8 + 4-pin EPS connectors, offers four DIMM slots Ddr4, of the VRM we see at least 9 power phases in the upper part, the cooling system is cut with two aluminum heatsinks in front of the radiators, while the rest of the characteristics are very similar, the main difference being the visual aspect .
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