BIOSTAR Announces Z690A-SILVER Gaming Motherboard for 12th Gen Intel Core Processors

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BIOSTAR has shared a press release announcing its latest motherboard, the Z690A-SILVER. This is a mid-range gaming motherboard designed for 12th Gen Intel Core processors that counts PCIe 5.0, high-speed DDR4 memory support, and greater component safety thanks to the inclusion of a 70A Dr.MOS IC and proprietary Digital PWM technology as some of its outstanding features. BIOSTAR didn’t share a release date or price for the Z690A-SILVER in its press release, but a list of complete specifications and CPU/memory support can be confirmed via its product page.

Z690A-SILVER Overview

  • Supports 12th Generation Intel Core Processor
  • Intel Z690 single chip architecture
  • Supports 4-DIMM DDR4- 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2666/ 2800/ 2933 3200/ 3600(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 4133(OC)/4333(OC)/ 5000+(OC) up to 128 GB Memory
  • Supports PCIe 5.0
  • Supports PCIe M.2 4.0 (64Gb/s)
  • Supports Intel Optane Technology
  • Supports HDMI 2.0
  • Supports 2.5 GbE LAN
  • Supports USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C
  • Support WiFi 6 & 6E module (No WiFi card included)


18th April 2022 Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today, unveils the brand-new Z690A-SILVER motherboard.

Designed to unleash the maximum potential of Intel Alder Lake Z690 chipset, the Z690A-SILVER motherboard brings shiny new features to your desktop, packed with raw unhindered potential.

PCIe 5.0 takes center stage on the Z690A-SILVER motherboard, with data transfer rates reaching 128Gb/s. Extract maximum performance from the latest graphics cards with PCIe 5.0 backed by Intel’s all-powerful 12th gen processors. Take your gaming to the next level with BIOSTAR’s all new Z690A-SILVER motherboard.

The Z690A-SILVER motherboard supports up to 4 DIMMs of high-speed DDR4 RAMs capable of overclocking numbers exceeding 5000+Mhz (O.C). Furthermore, features like PCIe M.2 4.0, USB 3.2 GEN2 TYPE-A, and C bring excellent utility for users.

BIOSTAR promises superior hardware safety for all components supported by their heavy-duty 70A Dr.MOS and proprietary Digital PWM technology designed to keep all hardware components safe while providing efficient, stable current throughout the motherboard.

When it comes to styling, the Z690A-SILVER motherboard carries signature design elements from its predecessors, like the elegant silver and black color pallet, which is a fan favorite.

Furthermore, The “LED ROCK ZONE- RGB SYNC” technology allows users a full range of RGB lights customizability. Using VIVID LED DJ software, users can personalize the light effects on the motherboard as well as externally connected RGB light strips that can be easily installed to the motherboard using the provided 5V and 12V headers.

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Tsing Mui
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