Biostar Z690 GTA Racing


 

Introduction

Biostar is a company founded in 1986 headquartered in Taiwan. In the early years of existence, Biostar focused exclusively on producing motherboards, later expanding to produce graphics cards and IT accessories.

 

Official product link:

https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=1038

 

Packaging and accessories

The Biostar Z690 GTA Racing is delivered in a standard size cardboard box. The front side features an abstract background with a wire frame design on the center. The name of the motherboard is printed alongside the Racing series logo.

 

The back side of the packaging is divided into three sections. The upper part presents the main features of the motherboard. The lower left part has the complete technical specifications while the lower right part has a diagram of the I/O panel.

 

The motherboard sits inside an antistatic bag and it is protected by soft foam pads on all sides. The accessories are placed on the underside of the motherboard.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User Manual;
– 4x SATA Cable;
– 1x DVD Driver.

 

Specifications

MODEL: Z690 GTA Racing
CPU SUPPORT: 12th Generation Intel Core™ i9/ i7/ i5/ i3 processors and Intel Pentium processors/ Intel Celeron processors
SOCKET: LGA1700
CHIPSET: Intel Z690
POWER DESIGN: 17 Phases
FORM FACTOR: ATX 30.5 cm x 24.4cm
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS: No
MEMORY: 4x DDR4 DIMM Slots
– DDR4 1866-5000MHz+
– Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB
– Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
BIOS: 1x 256MBit AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Expansion Slots:
– 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot
– 1x PCIe 5.0 x16 Slot
– 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
STORAGE:
– 8x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 17), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
– 1x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2-PCIE4_64G_1)
– 1x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIE4_64G_2)
– 1x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_1)
NETWORKING:
– 1x Realtek RTL8125B
PORTS:
– 2x WIFI Antenna Ports
– 1x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse Port
– 1x HDMI Port (HDMI2.0)
– 1x DP Port
– 1x DVI-D Port
– 1x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C Port
– 5x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Ports
– 2x USB 2.0 ports
– 1x LAN port
– 3x Audio Jack
AUDIO: 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
FAN HEADERS: 5x 4-Pin

Features:
– 17 Power Phase Design
– M.2 (KEY E) For WiFi
– 17-Phase VRM
– Intel Z690 single chip architecture
– VIVID LED DJ
– M.2 Cooling Protection
– BIO-FLASHER
– A.I FAN
– RGB Memory Sync
– Intel Optane technology

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