In this review, we will be taking a look at the CVN Z690M, which is the latest Colorful motherboard from their Gaming Frozen series. As the name suggests, the motherboard comes in a cold and frosty colors, which is mainly white and silver. I’m glad to see that Colorful keeps delivering black and white versions of the higher motherboard series. It gives a chance to design a PC in two different themes, and it’s not hard to notice that white motherboards do look special. It would be even better if one day we see a comeback to colorful PCBs like yellow, green, or red.
Now let’s back to reality and the new Colorful motherboard which for sure is something unique and worth a closer look.
As usual, let’s begin with specifications and features, while on the next pages, I will tell you some more about the performance.
Established in 1995, Colorful is a brand with a 20+ year history. It is a comprehensive company that holds the largest share in the Chinese graphics card market, integrating independent development, production, and sales. Also, it is a strategic partner of NVIDIA, AMD, and INTEL in China.
From 1999 to 2003, we reached the goal of taking the largest share in the Chinese video card market, becoming NVIDIA’s largest partner in China and constructing a complete channel sales system.
From 2004 to 2008, we expanded our DIY product lines, including mainboards and electromechanics, in addition to graphics cards, built a mature R&D system, and achieved the goal of independent sales, research, and development.
From 2008 to 2016, we held the shares of Chaintech (stock code: TW2425), became a shareholder of the largest machine e-commerce platforms of KOTIN and IPASON in China, and achieved the goal of corporate capital operation.
Since 2016, we shifted from computer parts to completed systems and solutions, and developed the corporate vision combining hardware + content. We also entered the field of content, including games.
By now, Colorful covers product line of motherboards, graphics cards, all-in-one PC, memory & SSD, industrial server, computer case, power supply, Hi-Fi player, industrial integration solution and services with over 24 years of experience delivering quality products garnering a brilliant reputation amongst its customers.
Key features of the Colorful CVN Z690M Gaming Frozen V20:
- Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1700)
- 4* DIMM, Support DDR4 4400(OC)/4266(OC) (OC support)
*memory overclocking also depends on the matching CPU and memory itself!
- 6*SATA3.0 ports
- 2*M.2 slots
*silk-screen”M2_KEYM1″: Support PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD
*silk-screen”M2_KEYM2″: support PCIe Gen4 x4/SATA/Optane
- Intel 2.5Gbit LAN and WiFI-6
- 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- DP+HDMI ports
- 6*USB2.0 ports(4 rear,1 header)
2*USB3.2 Gen2 ports(1*Type-A+1*Type-C)
4*USB3.2 Gen1 ports(2 rear,2 header)
- 2*5V 3-pin RGB headers，2*12V 4-pin RGB headers
You can buy something similar – ASUS Prime Z690M-Plus D4 LGA 1700 Motherboard for around USD $189 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/3kLzV7N
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