Best Intel Z690 motherboards 2022

Msi Mpg Z690 Carbon Wifi
Msi Mpg Z690 Carbon Wifi (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

If you're interested in a 12th Gen Intel Core processor, you'll need compatible hardware. We've gathered the best Intel Z690 motherboards to take advantage of the features in this chipset, including DDR5 RAM support for super-fast memory.

Choosing the best Intel Z690 motherboard

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Building a computer for 12th-generation Intel Core processors means choosing the best motherboard to match. Alder Lake chips are compatible with any of these Z690 boards, with the MSI MPG Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi coming out on top as the best overall choice for its cutting-edge tech and reasonable price. We've also included plenty of alternatives to fit your budget and required specs.

For enthusiasts pushing their rig to the max, the ASUS ROG Maximus Formula is one of the best Intel Z690 motherboards available today. This board is for overclockers, with heatsinks ready to handle fine-tuning and backed up by tremendous 10Gb LAN and onboard Wi-Fi 6E networking hardware.

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