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Two Upcoming ASUS ROG Z790 Motherboards Leaked And Pictured

by Low Boon ShenOctober 5, 2023
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Two Upcoming ASUS ROG Z790 Motherboards Leaked And Pictured

As Intel is likely gearing up for the launch of Raptor Lake Refresh chips very soon, information on upcoming motherboard models has started to emerge, both officially and unofficially. In this case, two ASUS Z790 motherboards has been leaked: one being the returning water-cooled FORMULA model and the other is the upgraded APEX ENCORE model.

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Image: Benchlife

First off is the successor to the original Z790 APEX model. The overclocking-focused Maximus Z790 APEX ENCORE switches to the black-colored design, and like the outgoing APEX, it comes with only two DIMM slots and a special ROG DIMM M.2 slot for installing special M.2 carrier boards. That said, aside from images leaked, there’s also a store listing detailing the specs – though no mentions on the VRM side of things:

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The listing shows upgrades that include Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4 standard, though there’s nothing else mentioned that’s been updated from the original Z790 APEX as far as internal hardware goes. Given that a store listing has appeared – one should expect it to launch very soon to likely coincide with Intel’s upcoming processor launch.

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Image: @wnxod

Another ROG motherboard is the return of a familiar name: Maximus Z790 Formula. This moniker is reserved for water-cooling models only, and as usual, the Z790 version comes with watercooling ports on the VRM section for additional cooling. The design didn’t deviate too far from the Z690 Formula’s looks – and the information on this model is also relatively limited. The box packaging confirms Wi-Fi 7 support, however.

Word on the street goes that Intel may be launching its latest CPUs on October 17th – so expect these motherboards to enter the ring formally, very soon.

Source: Videocardz (1, 2)

Pokdepinion: Minor refreshes, then – we’ll have to see what the refreshes may bring this time. 

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