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ASUS Z690 series motherboards and 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors herald the arrival of the next generation of high-speed computing with support for PCIe® 5.0 and DDR5 memory, next-level connectivity, robust power delivery and cooling, and artificial intelligence optimization. This new ASUS platform is designed to extract every ounce of performance from the latest Intel Core CPUs for gamers, creators, and users of all kinds while offering a variety of aesthetic designs to suit every taste.

Setting the stage to break all limits

ASUS Z690 motherboards feature exclusive software and firmware that leverage machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enrich the user experience. On select motherboards, the latest ASUS AI spans four pillars of performance: overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio. In particular, AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling system to predict the optimal configuration that pushes each system to its limits. All ASUS AI is designed to make advanced tweaks and optimization more accessible to both new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans.

CPU : Intel LGA 1700 i9-12900K, i7-12700K, i5-12600K | Motherboard : ROG Maximus Z690 Hero |VGA: NVIDIA GeForce GTX-1070 | DRAM : Micron DDR5-4800 16GB*2 | Power : G.SKILL PS850G 850W 80 PLUS GOLD | CPU Cooler : Corsair H115i | OS: Windows 11

DDR5 Overclocking Strength

ASUS Z690 motherboards enhance DDR5 performance by providing overclocking options for not only high-speed kits, but even entry-level memory modules that have a locked power management IC (PMIC).

New to memory overclocking? We've got you covered.

  • A dedicated circuit on the motherboard safely circumvents DDR5 memory PMIC restrictions, allowing you to step past the default 1.1-volt limit and push frequency and timings to the max.
  • Ordinarily, a restricted PMIC that has been unlocked requires the system to be fully power-cycled each time memory voltage is adjusted. ASUS Z690 motherboards leverage onboard hardware and firmware to cleverly work around this irksome limitation, enabling voltage adjustments to be applied through the same soft system-reset process employed for previous generations of DDR memory.

For users new to memory overclocking, ASUS Z690 motherboards include the exclusive ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) firmware feature for PMIC-restricted memory modules. AEMP automatically detects the memory chips on your kit and then presents optimized frequency, timing and voltage profiles that you can effortlessly apply to unleash performance.

DDR5 Stability & Compatibility

ASUS worked with worldwide memory partners to test and optimize DRAM performance and stability to ensure complete confidence in our products through superb compatibility. Each motherboard’s product support page contains an extensive list of DDR5 memory modules that are guaranteed to be compatible with that model.

  1. Teamed Power Stages

    ASUS Z690 motherboards utilize teamed power-stages and high-quality components to fuel the latest 12th Gen Intel CPUs. Even at entry level, the power solutions are geared to deliver sustained performance, and through the lineup those credentials are strategically scaled up to push boundaries and set new standards.

    Learn More about ASUS Teamed Power Design
  2. Cooler by Design

    To ensure system stability for 12th Gen Intel Core processors, ASUS Z690 motherboards employ large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. That same philosophy also extends to onboard M.2 heatsinks, which grant ample cooling for high-performance PCIe 4.0 and 5.0 NVMe storage.

ROG True Voltician

For truly advanced performance optimization, ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme and Apex include ROG True Voltician, a miniature oscilloscope connected to an onboard USB header displays waveforms for a CPU’s Vcore, VCCIN, and System Agent rails. It can also be used to monitor a video card or power supply, and users can even run the True Voltician software on one PC while they get readings from another.

Massive Bandwidth For Any Task

PCIe 5.0 Ready

ASUS Z690 motherboards are equipped with up to two PCIe 5.0 slots ideal for video cards. Select models even feature an onboard PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot or a bundled ROG Hyper M.2 card, putting you on the cutting edge of GPU and storage device technology.

WiFi 6E

Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast networking speeds.



10 Gb & 2.5 Gb Ethernet

Designed to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators, onboard 10 Gb and 2.5 Gb Ethernet deliver blazing file transfers, smoother online gaming and high-res video streaming.

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® Front-Panel Connector with Quick Charge 4+

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 boosts Type-C data transfers with speeds of up to 20 Gbps. The port also features Quick Charge 4+ technology that can quickly charge devices up to 60 W with a PCIe power supply cable plugged into the nearby 6-pin connector.



Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C®

Each Thunderbolt 4 port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest high-speed devices and drives. Thunderbolt 4 also supports up to two external 4K displays and extends PCIe® bandwidth to up to 32 Gbps.

DIY IS EASIER THAN EVER

1 Exclusive Dual Mounting Hole Design

Works with both LGA1700 & LGA 1200 compatible coolers
Learn more about ASUS AIO coolers

2 SafeSlot

A pair of SafeSlots provide stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

3 Q-DIMM

One-sided clips provide super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.

4 Q-Code

The Q-Code LED provides 2-digit error codes that display system status to help with troubleshooting.

5 SafeDIMM

A fortified metal divider for added support and damage prevention.

6 PCIe® Slot Q-Release

A physical button unlocks the first PCIe slot’s security latch with one tap, greatly simplifying the process of detaching a PCIe card from the motherboard when it’s time to upgrade to a new GPU or other compatible device.

7 M.2 Q-Latch

Simple locking mechanism to secure an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools.

8 Q-Connector

Sorts all front-panel cables for a neater set-up.

Asus Z690 Series Motherboards

ROG Maximus motherboards deliver the best that the Z690 platform has to offer. Each delivers its own unique design and features, opening new territories for the elites of PC DIY: the makers, the die-hard enthusiasts, and the custom PC pioneers who construct captivating machines that push performance boundaries.

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME GLACIAL

  • EATX
  • 24+1 power stages (105A)
  • DDR5
  • PCIe 5.0 ready
  • Integrated EK® Ultrablock
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 2x2 front panel connector with Quick Charge 4+
  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®
  • Marvell® 10 Gb, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E
ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME

  • EATX

  • 24+1 power stages (105A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 2x2 front panel connector with Quick Charge 4+

  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®

  • Marvell® 10 Gb, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E

  • PCIe® Slot Q-Release

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA

  • ATX

  • 20+1 power stages (105A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready with bundled ROG Hyper M.2 card

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 2x2 front panel connector with Quick Charge 4+

  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®

  • Marvell® 10 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E

  • PCIe® Slot Q-Release

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX

  • ATX

  • 24+0 power stages (105A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready with bundled ROG Hyper M.2 card

  • Auto-Extreme Technology

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 2x2 front panel connector with Quick Charge 4+

  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®

  • PCIe® Slot Q-Release

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO

  • ATX

  • 20+1 power stages (90A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready with bundled ROG Hyper M.2 card

  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C

  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E

  • PCIe® Slot Q-Release

ROG Strix motherboards take Republic of Gamers DNA and deliver it in packages that balance exceptional gaming performance with striking looks for style-conscious gamers.

ROG STRIX Z690-E GAMING WIFI

  • ATX
  • 18+1 power stages (90A)
  • DDR5
  • PCIe 5.0 ready with bundled ROG Hyper M.2 card
  • M.2 Combo-Sink
  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E
  • PCIe Slot Q-Release
ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI

ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI

  • ATX

  • 16+1 power stages (70A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E

  • 4 x PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots with heatsinks

  • ROG reusable cable organizer

  • PCIe® Slot Q-Release

ROG STRIX Z690-G GAMING WIFI

ROG STRIX Z690-G GAMING WIFI

  • mATX

  • 14+1 power stages (60A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E

  • 3 x PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots with heatsinks

  • M.2 backplate with M.2 Q-Latch

ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4

ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4

  • ATX

  • 16+1 power stages (80A)

  • DDR4

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6

  • 4 x PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots with heatsinks

  • ROG reusable cable organizer

  • PCIe® Slot Q-Release

ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI

ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING WIFI

  • Mini-ITX

  • 10+1 power stages (105A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C

  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E

  • Bundled ROG front panel SATA card

  • 2 x M.2 slots with heatsinks and backplates

TUF Gaming motherboards are specially designed and tested to survive and thrive in conditions where others would struggle. Engineered with highly durable components, these models deliver unwavering stability for gaming sessions that can go until the break of dawn.

TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4
TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4

  • ATX
  • 14+1 power stages (80A)
  • DDR4
  • PCIe 5.0 ready
  • 4 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots
  • USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C®, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6*
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header

Designed for creators, ProArt motherboards perfect the art of performance, empowering creativity and accelerating workflows with powerful hardware and software, efficient cooling and lightning-fast connectivity.

ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI

  • ATX
  • 16+1 power stages (70A)
  • DDR5
  • PCIe 5.0 ready
  • 4 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots
  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C®
  • Marvell® 10 Gb, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6E
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 2x2 front panel connector with Quick Charge 4+

Boasting robust power designs, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, the ASUS Prime series motherboards provide daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.

PRIME Z690-A

  • ATX
  • 16+1 power stages (60A)
  • DDR5
  • PCIe 5.0 ready
  • 4 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots
  • Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet
  • M.2 backplate with M.2 Q-Latch
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header
PRIME Z690M-PLUS D4

PRIME Z690M-PLUS D4

  • mATX

  • 10+1 power stages (50A)

  • DDR4

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • 3 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots

  • Intel® 1 Gb Ethernet

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® front panel connector

  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header

PRIME Z690-P WIFI

PRIME Z690-P WIFI

  • ATX

  • 14+1 power stages (50A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • 3 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots

  • Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® front panel connector

  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header

PRIME Z690-P

PRIME Z690-P

  • ATX

  • 14+1 power stages (50A)

  • DDR5

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • 3 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots

  • Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® front panel connector

  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header

PRIME Z690-P D4

PRIME Z690-P D4

  • ATX

  • 14+1 power stages (50A)

  • DDR4

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • 3 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots

  • Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® front panel connector

  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header

PRIME Z690-P WIFI D4

PRIME Z690-P WIFI D4

  • ATX

  • 14+1 power stages (50A)

  • DDR4

  • PCIe 5.0 ready

  • 3 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots

  • Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C®, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® front panel connector

  • Thunderbolt™ 4 header