With Intel’s 12th Gen Core CPUs now running in systems built in recent years and the 13th Gen getting some air for themselves in 2022, ASUS has released more offerings for the top, mid, and budget motherboard series so that everyone can enjoy the Team Blue’s hybrid architecture silicon brain.
The Z790 board for starters is basically the Z690 but with a lot more connectivity in terms of internal PCIe lanes and USB ports for that matter. Built to match the K-series SKUs for full-force overclocking, gamers looking for cool aesthetics can go for the ROG Strix models for utmost performance and seamless integration with ROG peripherals while simpler choices include the TUF Gaming and PRIME series for the same amount of technical specs. Professionals may go for the timeless classic ProArt variant.
Meanwhile, the H770 drips down most of the Z-class high-end features down to a more affordable price such as PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, 4x M.2 slots, and lots of USB ports. The ethernet is also a 2.5Gb port and they support native Intel Wi-Fi 6 wireless as well. As most people haven’t prepared to hop onto the DDR5 memory train, the D4 variant of H770 motherboards makes them even more valuable.
Lastly, the B760 is the latest chipset aimed to spread the goodness of 12th/13th Gen Intel Core CPUs but they did not cut it cheap by relying on “past technology” because the main x16 PCIe connector is also PCIe 5.0 while selected models have some quality-of-life things like the M.2 heatsinks and M.2 Q-Latch button. Available in sizes from the full ATX down to mini-ITX, the B760 is the best choice when paired with the non-K-series CPU.
All of these ASUS motherboards are available for purchase right now in Malaysia at the following price.
- ROG MAXIMUS Z790 EXTREME @ RM5,269
- ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO @ RM3,489
- PROART Z790-CREATOR WIFI @ RM2,805
- ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI @ RM2,639
- ROG STRIX Z790-I GAMING WIFI @ RM2,499
- ROG STRIX Z790-A GAMING WIFI D4 @ RM2,039
- PRIME Z790-A WIFI-CSM @ RM1,629
- TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI @ RM1,609
- TUF GAMING Z790-PLUS WIFI D4 @ RM1,569
- PRIME Z790-P WIFI-CSM @ RM1,339
- PRIME Z790M-PLUS D4-CSM @ RM1,119
- PRIME H770-PLUS D4 @ RM960
- ROG STRIX B760-F GAMING WIFI @ RM1,479
- ROG STRIX B760-A GAMING WIFI D4 @ RM1,339
- ROG STRIX B760-I GAMING WIFI @ RM1,239
- TUF GAMING B760M-PLUS D4 @ RM1,049
- PRIME B760M-A WIFI D4 @ RM1,043
- PRIME B760-PLUS D4 @ RM959
- PRIME B760M-A D4 @ RM929