Constructed By ASRock, Made Cool By NZXT
The NZXT N5 and NZXT N7 are each Intel Z690 motherboards which assist DDR4 however supply completely different options and really completely different aesthetics. Additionally they retail at completely different costs, $300 for the NZXT N7 and $240 for the NZXT N5, which provides you a touch as to which board will supply extra options for you.
The NZXT N5 options 8+1 DrMOS energy part design, Intel Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Realtek 2.5Gbit LAN and 4 M.2 connectors. The reminiscence assist consists of frequencies as much as 5000MHz. On the backplate you can see two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one Kind-C and one Kind-A, with 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Kind-A’s for units that don’t want the additional pace. Video output is restricted to HDMI, which could possibly be vital for some. The examined efficiency was good, however the design of the board’s energy will not be conducive to critical overclocking.
The NZXT N7 is constructed a little bit extra robustly with a 12+1 DrMOS energy part design which can make it much more proficient at overclocking than the N5. The networking stays the identical, nonetheless there are solely three M.2 ports and official DDR4 assist caps at DDR4-4800. The lacking PCIe lanes are assigned to the third PCIe slot, on the N5 you get one every of Gen 5 ×16, Gen 4 ×4, and Gen 3 ×1 whereas the N7 affords a Gen 5 ×16, a Gen 4 ×4, and a Gen 3 ×4. In a pinch you would get an adapter to connect an M.2 drive to that third PCIe slot and nonetheless get full efficiency.
Take a peek at each to study extra about their quirks and qualities.