We have the visual details of the first Z690. Surprisingly, this is a mini-ITX card (ROG STRIX Z690-I), which first revealed itself. That is Videocard Who revealed this leak from the China News Group which is not a secret. Here we are in the presence of three photos including the stunning design of the packaging, card and M.2 slot.
“Small” ROG Strikes Z690-I in photos
The main curiosity is evident towards this M2 position. We usually deal with dual daughter cards installed on top of the space reserved for the M.2 slot. Obviously, it’s almost impossible to get an idea with this single photo, but it’s a solution ASUS has found to take advantage of the expansion ports and audio chipsets along with the many M.2 slots, all in the same design.
The Z690 is starting to be exposed and for now, prices appear to be stable according to what we found in the Z590 but condition (increase and shortage of dollars). We mentioned the leak of the Asus range from a French reseller a few hours ago, which finally allowed us to get an idea.
The Alder Lake launch is still scheduled for November 4th, but both CPUs and motherboards should be ready to order a week in advance.