On this page, you can observe the motherboard which will be paired with the Core i9 12900K. Socket LGA1700 with that number meaning the number of pins means quite a bit of pin contact points right there. We paired this review with a G.Skill DDR4 kit rated 3600 MHz CL16 based on two DIMM modules, making this an outstanding choice.
However, an essential aspect is the board itself, which is based on the new Intel B660 chipset and has a slew of advanced features that promise to be a high-performance model that leaves nothing on the table. The motherboard is equipped with big aluminum heatsinks over the power delivery, which should allow for adequate cooling of the electrical components underneath. System memory is provided by four DDR4 DIMM slots, each of which will support XMP overclocking and will support capacities of up to 128 GB.
As with other 12th generation CPU boards, the primary PCIe x16 (Gen5) slot is surface-mountable.
- one PCIe 5.0 x16 slot (from the processor, x16);
- one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (from the chipset, maximum mode x4);
- one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot (from the chipset).
The PCH heatsink (chipset) is also covered with a silver/dark palette heatsink and has the "ProART" brand carved on the surface. In addition, there are four SATA III ports on the board. In addition, there is a Realtek audio system installed on the isolated side of the PCB.
This mortar is equipped with a dual 4+8-pin connector that supplies power to the CPU socket, as well as a 12+1-phase digital power supply system consisting of an 50A SIC654 power stages.
Inside the packaging, we find many accessories, including SATA cables, RGB extensions. The CPU is supplied with electricity through two 12V inputs that are tucked away in the corner of the mobo. Just connecting one 8-pin is enough.