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12th Gen. Intel Core i5-12600K Processor With Compatible Asus and MSI Motherboards Launching

Next week is some sort of computer launch bonanza, as lots of new computer hardware will be released then, especially new processors and motherboards.

And when a motherboard costs the same as a tablet computer with high specs, you know you're in for a treat.

That's why the Windows 11 ready ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero will launch next week for $599 with support for 12th gen Intel Core processors and PCIe 5.0.

But with the new combined Windows 11 and 12th gen. Intel Core compatibility, lots of other new motherboards are launching too including the cheaper Asus Prime Z690-A LGA, the ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming, and the TUF Gaming Z690-Plus first of all.

Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

But Asus isn't the only computer brand launching lots of new 2022 model motherboards next week.

MSI will also launch carbon fiber clad motherboard such as MSI MPG Z690 Carbon, MSI PRO Z690-A, and MSI PRO Z690-A.

And one of the key components you'll want to pin down on the motherboard will be released at the same time, which is of course the 3.6 – 4.9 GHz deca-core 12th gen. Intel Core i5 i5-12600K processor, which is showing a lot of potential in the first reviews.


– Tom Bowen