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.
The Intel® H770 and B760 Chipsets with Unlocked 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors
Pick the Modern Performance You Need
Intel’s comprehensive chipset portfolio also includes the Intel® H770 and B760 chipsets that, when paired with Intel’s 13th Gen Intel® Core desktop processors deliver dynamic capabilities and accelerated connectivity. Both chipsets support memory overclocking1 but offer distinct I/O and PCIe processor configurations. The H770 chipset accelerates multi-tasking with greater data throughput capabilities of up to 16 PCIe 4.0 lanes, 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes, bifurcation of the CPU PCIe lanes, and support for SATA and PCIe RAID. The B760 brings up to 10 PCIe 4.0 lanes and 4 PCIe 3.0 lanes for the speed and performance to power modern work needs. Choose the features you need to get the most from your everyday gaming, creating, and productivity.
DDR5: Up to 5600 MT/s2
|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.4|
|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.|
Intel® Z790 Chipset Features at a Glance
Intel® Z790 Series Chipset3
|Intel® H770 Series Chipset3||Intel® B760 Series Chipset3|
|Chipset PCIe Express5 3.0 Lanes6||Up to 8||Up to 8||Up to 4|
|Chipset PCIe Express5 4.0 Lanes6||Up to 20||Up to 16||Up to 10|
|Processor PCIe Lane Configuration Support||1x16+1x4 or 2x8+1x4||1x16+1x4 or 2x8+1x4||1x16+1x4|
|X8 Gen4||X4 Gen4|
|SATA 3.0 (6 Gb/s) Ports3||Up to 8||Up to 8||4|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5G) Ports||10||8||6|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10G) Ports||10||4||4|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20G) Ports7||5||2||2|