The Intel® Z790 Chipset with Unlocked 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors
Z790 Chipset: Delivering a Supercharged Experience for Enthusiasts
The 13th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors, when paired with the Z790 chipset, deliver the breakthrough performance and features that gamers, creators, and professionals need to work at their best. Optimized for overclocking1 and precision tuning when paired with an unlocked processor, the Z790 chipset empowers you with the control and confidence to choose the best performance and thermal characteristics for the task at hand. Harness the processing power, responsiveness, and connectivity of up to 38 high-speed I/O lanes—including 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes, 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes, and 5 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20G) ports—as well as Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) to take your gaming, content creation, and productivity to the next level.
Intel® Z790 Series Chipset3
|Chipset PCIe Express4 3.0 Lanes5||Up to 8|
|Chipset PCIe Express4 4.0 Lanes5||Up to 20|
|Processor PCIe Lane Configuration Support||1x16+1x4 or 2x8+1x4|
|SATA 3.0 (6 Gb/s) Ports3||Up to 8|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5G) Ports||10|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10G) Ports||10|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20G) Ports6||5|
|Support for 12th and 13th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors||Cross-generation compatibility with additional PCIe lanes and USB ports.|
|Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD)3||User-friendly way to manage your storage devices that allows direct control and management of NVMe SSDs from the PCIe bus without additional hardware adaptors.|
|Memory Overclocking1 Support||
Enables memory overclocking so that new and experienced users can get more from their unlocked processors.
|Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 19.x or later||
With additional SSDs and hard drives added, helps provide quick access to digital photo, video, and data files, and data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
|Intel® Wi-Fi 6E Support||Integrated Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) through CNVi and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) so that you can enjoy uninterrupted, best-in-class wired and wireless connectivity at Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds.7|
|Intel® Smart Sound Technology||Integrated digital signal processor (DSP) for audio offload and audio/voice features.|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2x2||
Integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 support provides data transfer performance with a design data rate of up to 20 Gb/s.
|USB 3.2 Gen 2x1||Integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 support provides data transfer performance with a design data rate of up to 10 Gb/s.|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1x1||Integrated USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 support provides data transfer performance with a design data rate of up to 5 Gb/s.|
|Serial ATA (SATA) 6 Gb/s||High-speed storage interface that supports up to 6 Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access.|
Intel® Platform Trust Technology
|Integrated chipset hardware and firmware solution that delivers a trusted element of the platform execution to provide enhanced security against viruses and malicious SW attacks.|
|PCI Express 4.0 Interface||Up to 20 PCI Express 4.0 lanes of 16 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking.|
|PCI Express 3.0 Interface||Up to 8 PCI Express 3.0 lanes of 8 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking.|
|13th Generation Intel® Core™ desktop processor PCI Express 4.0 Interface||Intel® Z790 chipset-based platforms enable the processor PCI Express 4.0 lanes to be configurable as 1x4 depending on desktop motherboard designs.|