NZXT, a rather new company to enter the motherboard market, has new ATX motherboards in N7 series featuring the Z390 chipset. This motherboard is geared towards the soon to be released 9th Generation Core i9-9900K Intel CPUs.
Regarding the looks, the latest Z390 motherboards will look aesthetically similar to the N7 Series motherboards for the current Z370 chipset. The newest N7 series will come in All-metal cover like the N7 Z370.
NZXT N7 Z390 Features
Besides the Z390 chipset that supports the new i9 processors, N7 Z390 can power up six system fans as well as CPU fan/s and AIO pump for cooling. It employs GRID+ feature to control the fans.
There are two M.2 type PCIe slots for NVMe type SSD storage. Additionally, there are 4 SATA 6Gb/s ports for hard drives or SSDs.
You can install up to four DDR4 RAM modules for up to 64 GB of RAM.
Intel HD Graphics power the builtin graphics in this motherboard series with the shared video memory/iGPU of 1024GB. HDMI is the default video output port.
For the expansion slots, there are two PCIe 3.0×16 ports, two PCIe 3.0×4 ports, and one PCIe 3.0×1 port. These can accommodate multiple graphics cards as well as other device cards like Sound card. The board has support for AMD 2-Way CrossFireX technology.
Apart from the Gigabit LAN port, there is Gigabit wireless Ethernet, thanks to the inclusion of Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 chip. Additionally, this mobo has built-in Bluetooth functionality.
Among the I/O ports are four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 on the rear-facing side. There are two USB 3.1 Gen 1 and six USB 2.0 ports at the mid-board. For the front facing side, there is one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C connector.
For the case lighting, there’s the support for Hue 2 platform which gives better RGB lighting effect for games and other applications.
N7 Series mobos with Z390 chipset come in white, matte black as well as few other colors on the all-metal cover, similar to current N7 motherboards with Z370 chipset.
N7 Z390 motherboards will go for $279. These ATX motherboards will come with four years of manufacturer warranty.
You will, however, have to wait until the middle of November for this motherboard series to be available in the market.