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Intel® 700 Series Chipset Brief

Embedded on the motherboard, chipsets control the interaction between a CPU and every other peripheral system on the motherboard, including RAM, storage, and I/O components. They are a crucial part of your PC, defining not only the connectivity that your PC can support, but also what CPU features you have access to.



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.