Gigabyte Z690 motherboards hit Newegg starting at $ 199
It’s a free Z690 for everyone this week, and Newegg is delivering the merchandise to us again with a chain of [not yet officially announced] Gigabyte Alder Lake motherboards. Tom’s Hardware reader Michael alerted us that the US retailer has seven Gigabyte Z690 motherboards listed on their website, including pricing. They’ve since been written off, but here’s a recap of what was shown, with both DDR4 and DDR5 offerings represented.
|Gigabyte Aorus Z690 Aero G DDR4||$ 289.99||DDR4|
|Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Elite AX DDR4||$ 269.99||DDR4|
|Gigabyte Z690 Gaming X DDR4||$ 229.99||DDR4|
|Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master||$ 469.99||DDR5|
|Gigabyte Z690 UD DDR4||$ 199.99||DDR4|
|Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Pro||$ 329.99||DDR5|
|Gigabyte Z690I Aorus Ultra||$ 289.99||DDR5|
The cheapest of the seven is the Z690 UD DDR4, which costs $ 199.99 plus $ 2.99 shipping. As you would expect, given its relatively low price, this motherboard only supports legacy DDR4 memory (four slots). You’ll still find support for the PCIe 5.0 interface for graphics cards, and there are three M.2 NVMe (PCIe 4.0) slots for SSDs, a 2.5GbE LAN, and a 16 + 1 digital VRM design. +2.
The most expensive of the lot is the Z690 Aorus Master, which costs $ 469.99. This motherboard offers full DDR5 memory support, uses 19 + 1 + 2 phase direct VRM design, includes built-in dual networking (10GbE and 2.5GbE LAN), 802.11ax, Direct Touch Heatpipe II and RGB Fusion 2.0, among other features. For comparison, the current generation Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Master retails for $ 396.99 at Newegg.
All Gigabyte motherboards currently display an “Out of Stock” message, although you can use the “Notify Automatically” button to be alerted when they are available for purchase. Or at least you could before they got pulled. Earlier this week, Newegg Canada released the MSI Z690-A Pro motherboard for sale, priced at $ 279.99. This list has also been deleted.
Intel will announce its 12th generation Alder Lake processor family this week, with retail availability expected on November 4.