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N7 Z790

Intel® Z790 ATX Motherboard






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The N7 Z790 supports Intel's latest CPUs and has everything needed to build a modern system. The full black or white cover blends seamlessly within your build and includes optimally placed headers and built-in fan & lighting controls via NZXT CAM.

The Latest and Greatest
The N7 Z790 allows for a great look without sacrificing the build experience with an integrated rear I/O and optimally placed headers.
Stunning Craftsmanship
Build your dream system with a full metal cover that blends aesthetically with black or white cases for a seamless backdrop for your prized components.
Powerful Control
The N7 Z790 includes key features from the NZXT RGB and Fan Controller, allowing intuitive control of six RGB lighting channels and seven fan channels through NZXT CAM. Lighting accessories from all manufacturers are supported as well as 5V ARGB.

  • 16+1+2 DrMOS Power Phase Design with 2oz Copper PCB
  • Full cover in black or white with integrated heat spreader for the top-most M.2 slot
  • Digital RGB lighting control through CAM for numerous preset and custom modes
  • Convenient fan profiles within NZXT CAM for seven independent fan channels
  • Integrated rear I/O shield and efficient layout for optimal setup
  • Compatible with Intel® 14th, 13th and 12th Generation Core™ i9, Core™ i7, Core™ i5 processors
  • Designed with Intel® Z790 Express Chipset with Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity and Bluetooth V5.3
  • Three M.2 connectors for storage devices
  • Supports memory overclocking speeds of up to 6000 MHz and Intel® XMP 3.0
  • 8-channel high-definition audio

Inside the Box

  • N7 Z790 Motherboard1

  • SATA cables (2 x 90°, 2 x 180°)4

  • M.2 screws3

  • M.2 Standoff1

  • Wireless antenna2

  • Manual1

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Tech Specs

CPU & Socket

  • Socket LGA 1700 for Intel® 14th, 13th, and 12th Generation Core™ i9/ Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 Processors:Intel® Core™ Processors. Please refer to CPU support list.

  • Intel® Hybrid Technology:Supported

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology:Supported

  • Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB):Supported

  • Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT):Supported


  • Intel®:Z790


  • DIMM Slots:4, DDR5 only

  • Max Memory Support:192GB, DDR5

  • Memory Architecture:Dual-Channel

  • OC Frequency:7200+(O.C.). Please refer to memory QVL.

  • Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 3.0:Supported

Expansion Slots

  • PCIe 5.0 ×16 slot (PCIEX16_1), supports ×16 mode:1 (Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks)

  • PCIe 4.0 ×16 slots (PCIEX16_2 and PCIEX16_3), support ×4 mode:2 (Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks)

  • PCIe 3.0 ×1 slots (PCIEX1_1 and PCIEX1_2)*:2 (Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks)

  • M.2 Socket (Key E), supports Type 2230 Wi-Fi/BT PCIe Wi-Fi module and Intel® CNVio/CNVio2:1


  • M.2_1, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe 4.0 ×4 mode):1

  • M.2_2, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIe 4.0 ×4 mode):1

  • M.2_3, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe 4.0 ×4 and SATA 6Gb/s mode):1

  • SATA 6Gb/s ports:4

  • Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD):Supported

  • NVMe SSD as boot disks:Supported


  • Realtek®:RTL8125BG 2.5G LAN


  • Dual Band Wi-Fi 6E:Supported

  • Bluetooth:V5.3


  • Realtek®:ALC1220 Codec

Rear I/O

  • Wireless antenna SMA connectors:2

  • HDMI™ port:1

  • USB 2.0:2

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port:1

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports:2

  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports:3

  • Clear CMOS button:1

  • LAN (RJ45) port:1

  • Audio jacks:5

  • Optical S/PDIF Out port:1

Internal I/O

  • 24-pin ATX power connector:1

  • 8+4-pin ATX 12V power connector:1

  • 4-pin CPU_FAN connector:1

  • 4-pin AIO_PUMP connector:1

  • 4-pin SYS_FAN connectors:5

  • NZXT RGB LED connectors:4

  • 5V ARGB LED connector:2

  • USB 2.0 header (Up to 4 USB 2.0 ports):2

  • USB 3.2 Gen1 header (Up to 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports):1

  • USB 3.2 Gen2x2 front panel header (For USB Type-C):1

  • Front panel audio connector:1

  • Power button:1

  • Reset button:1

  • POST LEDs:4


  • Operating System:Windows® 11/10 64-bit

  • Form Factor:ATX

  • Warranty:3 years

  • Model Number:N7-Z79XT-W1 (White) / N7-Z79XT-B1 (Black)

  • UPC:810074843003 (White) / 810074843010 (Black)

  • EAN:5056547202945 (White) / 5056547202952 (Black)

Questions And Answers


Yes, the N7 Z790 Motherboard is compatible with:

  • Intel® 14th Generation Core™ i9, Core™ i7, Core™ i5 processors
  • Intel® 13th Generation Core™ i9, Core™ i7, Core™ i5 processors
  • Intel® 12th Generation Core™ i9, Core™ i7, Core™ i5 processors

The NZXT N7 Z790 motherboard includes the following NVME slots:

  • PCIe 5.0 ×16 slot (PCIEX16_1), supports ×16 mode:1 (Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks)
  • PCIe 4.0 ×16 slots (PCIEX16_2 and PCIEX16_3), support ×4 mode:2 (Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks)
  • PCIe 3.0 ×1 slots (PCIEX1_1 and PCIEX1_2)*:2 (Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks)
  • M.2 Socket (Key E), supports Type 2230 Wi-Fi/BT PCIe Wi-Fi module and Intel® CNVio/CNVio2:1

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