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Where To Buy Z790 Motherboards For Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs

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Intel 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs have been announced and supporting Z790 motherboards are now available. In this article, we go over some of the Z790 motherboards that you can buy for the Intel 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs.

The Z790 chipset is very similar to Z690 but Z790 has more PCIe Gen 4 downstream lanes. Z790 features up to 20 downstream PCIe Gen 4 lanes, and up to 8 downstream PCIe Gen 3. Z790 also allows for up to 5 M.2 NVMe Gen 4 slots to be attached to the chipset. It also has an additional 20 Gbps USB 3.2×2 port.

Z790 Motherboards For Intel Raptor Lake CPUs

The following are some of the Z790 motherboards that you can buy for the Intel 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs:

  1. ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero
  2. ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming WiFi
  3. MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4
  4. MSI MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI
  5. ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-Plus WiFi D4
  6. MSI MPG Z790 EDGE WIFI
  7. MSI MPG Z790I EDGE WIFI
  8. MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI
  9. MSI PRO Z790-P WIFI
  10. ASUS Prime Z790-P WiFi

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero

This is one of the premium Z790 motherboards that Asus has to offer right now and it comes with all the bells and whistles such as PCIe 5.0, DDR5, Thunderbolt 4, PCIe 5.0 Hyper M.2 Card, and more. The motherboard has plenty of armor and cooling for the VRMs and chipset and Asus has gone the extra mile and added a screen on the motherboard that you can customize.

The motherboard is ideal for enthusiasts that are looking to water-cool their builds. Not only does it come with triple M.2 slots but it is bundled with the PCIe 5.0 Hyper M.2 Card which allows you to add even more M.2 storage to the motherboard.

Other features include:

  • 20+1 Power Stages
  • 2.5Gb LAN
  • Bluetooth V5.2
  • Embedded backplates
  • ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • WiFi 6E

Use the links below to buy the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero:

ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming WiFi

This is also a premium motherboard but it is not priced as high as the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero. The motherboard has a nice design with plenty of armor and even a display. It has 5 M.2 slots and all of them have their heatsinks so you do not have to buy one separately.

Other features include:

  • 18+1 Power Stages
  • 2.5Gb LAN
  • Bluetooth V5.2
  • Embedded backplates
  • ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • WiFi 6E

Use the links below to buy the ASUS ROG Strix Z790-E Gaming WiFi:

MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4

The Tomahawk motherboards have always been very popular amongst PC builders and this one supports DDR4 memory so you can use your existing kit if you are not interested in upgrading to DDR5 yet. The all-black design is very stealthy and should blend in nicely with the rest of your build. It comes with plenty of armor and cooling for the VRMs and chipset.

The MSI Z790 Tomahawk motherboard comes with 4x M.2 slots for high-speed storage and a reinforced PCIe Gen5 slot. The features include:

  • Wifi-6E
  • 2.5G Ethernet
  • USB 20G
  • M.2 Shield FROZR
  • Audio Boost 5
  • 6 Layer PCB
  • 5333+ MHz memory speed

You can order the motherboard using the following links:

MSI MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI

This is a premium motherboard that comes with plenty of armor and cooling for the chipset and VRMs. It only supports DDR5 memory so you will need to get a new memory kit if you are interested in upgrading. It does support 7600+ memory. You will need a pair of 8-pin power connectors to power the CPU and you should be able to get some decent overclocks.

Other features include:

  • PCIe Gen5
  • Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr
  • Wi-fi 6E
  • 2.5G Ethernet
  • USB 20G
  • Audio Boost 5

You can use the following links to buy one:

ASUS TUF Gaming Z790-Plus WiFi D4

The TUF Gaming Z790-Plus WiFi is a mid-range option that has a stealthy design and RGB lighting but nothing over the top. The black color scheme should blend in well with the rest of your parts. There is plenty of armor and cooling and an integrated I/O shield for easy installation.

The motherboard supports PCIe 5.0 and has 4x M.2 slots but this is a DDR4 motherboard so you can use DDR4 memory instead of upgrading to DDR5. Other features include:

  • 16+1 DrMOS
  • VRM heatsink
  • WiFi 6 AX201
  • Intel I225-V 2.5Gb LAN
  • PCIe 5.0 Safe slot
  • Q-LED
  • M.2 Q-Latch
  • Realtek S1200A codec

Use the links below to pick one up:

MSI MPG Z790 EDGE WIFI

The MPG Z790 Edge WiFi comes in a black-and-white combination. If you are interested in building a black-and-white build then this should fit perfectly. It is a Z790 motherboard so it supports overclocking for the memory and CPU. This is a DDR5 motherboard so you will need the new memory type. 7200 MHz memory is supported.

You will need a pair of 8-pin power connectors to power the CPU and you should be able to get some decent overclocks. Other features include:

  • PCIe Gen5
  • On board screwless M.2 Shield Frozr
  • Wi-fi 6E
  • 2.5G Ethernet
  • USB 20G
  • Audio Boost 5

You can use the following links to buy one:

MSI MPG Z790I EDGE WIFI

This is an ITX build for those looking to build a small form factor PC. It is limited to 2 memory slots but supports high-speed 8000+ MHZ DDR5 memory. The design is similar to the MPG Z790 Edge WiFi ATX motherboard but the footprint is smaller. It uses a single 8-pin power connector for the CPU so overclocking is going to be a bit limited. While this is a smaller motherboard, it still supports three M.2 slots.

Pre-Order Z790 Motherboards

Other features include:

  • Direct 10+1+1 Phases with 105A SPS
  • Audio Boost 5
  • USB 20G
  • 2.5G Ethernet
  • Wi-fi 6E

You can use the following links to buy one:

MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI

This motherboard comes in two variants, one supports DDR4 memory while the other supports DDR5. Both support features such as PCIe Gen 5, Pre-installed I/0 Shield, USB 20G, and M.2 Shield FROZR.

Pre-Order Z790 Motherboards

Use the following links to pick one up:

MSI PRO Z790-P WIFI

This is a relatively budget-friendly Z790 motherboard that does not come with a lot of armor or RGB lighting. It does not even have a pre-installed I/O shield. There are two versions of this motherboard, one supports DDR4 memory while the other supports DDR5. You still get the functionality of the chipset with features such as PCIe Gen 5, USB 20G, and M.2 Shield FROZR.

Pre-Order Z790 Motherboards

Use the links below to order one of these motherboards:

ASUS Prime Z790-P WiFi

This is a relatively budget-friendly Z790 motherboard from Asus but unlike the MSI PRO Z790-P WIFI, the Asus Prime supports DDR5 memory rather than DDR4. Since this is a Z790 motherboard you still get features such as PCIe 5.0. The motherboard has a 14+1 DrMOS power design and while it does not come with an integrated I/O shield it has decent cooling for the chipset and VRMs.

Pre-Order Z790 Motherboards

You can pick up the ASUS Prime Z790-P WiFi using the links below:

These are some of the Z790 motherboards that you can order for the Intel 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our article on where you can order the Intel 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs.

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Talha Amjad
Talha Amjad
PC hardware enthusiast and avid gamer. Has been creating content for more than 8 years and has worked with multiple brands and renowned websites. Tech and gaming are more than just work, they are a passion and way of life for me.
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