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Chipset
Z690
Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 JHL7540 Controller
CPU
Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors

Supports Intel® 10 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.
** Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x4 interface
External Connectors
2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB Type-C® ports
- up to 40Gbps for Thunderbolt devices
- The Type-C_1 supports up to 20V/5A, 100W quick charge feature, Type-C_2 support up to 9V/3A, 27W quick charge feature.
2 x mini DisplayPort IN ports
1 x 6-pin PCIe power connector for quick charge function
1 x USB 2.0 header
1 x 14-1 pin Thunderbolt header
Memory
Max Memory Size:128GB

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR5 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/ 5400(OC)/ 5200(OC)/ 5000(OC)/ 4800MT/s Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

OptiMem II

* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists), and memory frequency support depends on the CPU types.

Graphics
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x HDMI® port**
2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (USB Type-C®) support DisplayPort*** and Thunderbolt™ video outputs****
* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to www.intel.com for any updates.
** Support 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.
*** Support 8K@60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4.
**** Output at TBT4_E1 and TBT4_E2, the USB Type-C® ports right under RJ45 ports, each requires a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter cable. For display connection and video output configuration regarding DP IN and Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, please refer to the user manual for more details. VGA resolution support depends on processors' or graphic cards' resolution.

Operating System
Windows® 11, Windows® 10 64-bit
Windows® 10 64-bit
Accessories
2 x mini DisplayPort cables (links graphics output from motherboard’s or discrete graphics card’s DisplayPort to the mini DisplayPort IN port on the ThunderboltEX 3-TR card)
1 x USB 2.0 cable
1 x 14-1 pin Thunderbolt header cable
1 x User manual
1 x Support DVD with Thunderbolt™ driver
Expansion Slots

Intel® 13th & 12th Gen Processors*

2 x PCIe 5.0/4.0/3.0 x16 slot(s) (supports x16 or x8/x8 mode(s))

Intel® Z690 Chipset**

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)

* Supports PCIe bandwidth bifurcation for RAID on CPU function, please refer to PCIe bifurcation & M.2 setting in PCIe x16 slot (from CPU) table on support site.

** Supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIE slot
Storage
Supports 4 x M.2 slots and 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

Intel® 13th & 12th Gen Processors

M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110

- Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.

Intel® Z690 Chipset**

M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)

M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)

M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)***

8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports***

* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe RAID 0/1/5, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.

** Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH attached M.2 slots.

*** M.2_4 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G_5~8. SATA6G5~8 will be suspended once either a SATA or NVMe device is detected at M.2_4.

Support Disc
Thunderbolt™ 3 driver inside
Compatible Model
ASUS Intel 400 series, AMD B550 series and later models with 14-1 pin Thunderbolt header

*Refer to the following link for an up-to-date list of compatible models:

https://www.asus.com/Motherboard-Accessories/ThunderboltEX-3-TR/HelpDesk_Manual/
Ethernet
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x Marvell® 10Gb Ethernet

ASUS LANGuard

VGA
Supports DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution 7680 x 4320@60Hz*
* Max resolution support will depend on your VGA source
Wireless & Bluetooth
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E

2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)

Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*

Bluetooth v5.2 hardware ready**

* WiFi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries, and function will be ready in Windows 11 or later.

** Bluetooth v5.2 function will be ready in Windows 11 or later.
Dimensions
4.6 inch x 7.1 inch (11.77 cm*18.05 cm)
USB
Rear USB:Total 8 ports

2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 port(s) (2 x USB Type-C®) with up to 5V/3A, 15W charging support

6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (6 x Type-A)


Front USB:Total 7 ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector(s) (support(s) USB Type-C® with 60W PD/QC4+)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

2 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Audio

Realtek S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC*

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers

- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)

- Supports up to 32-Bit/192 kHz playback*"

Audio Features

- Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance

- Premium Japanese audio capacitors

- Dedicated audio PCB layers

- Audio cover

- Unique de-pop circuit

* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192 kHz is not supported for 7.1 Surround Sound audio.

** A chassis with an HD audio module in the front panel is required to support 7.1 Surround Sound audio output.
Back Panel I/O Ports

2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® port(s)

6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (6 x Type-A)

2 x DisplayPort (Input only)

1 x HDMI® port

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module

1 x Marvell® AQtion 10Gb Ethernet port

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port

5 x Audio jacks

1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button

Internal I/O Connectors

Fan and Cooling related

1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header(s)

1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header(s)

1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header(s)

5 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header(s)

Power related

1 x 24-pin Main Power connector

1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector

1 x 4-pin +12V Power connector

Storage related

4 x M.2 slots (Key M)

8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

USB

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (support(s) USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

2 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous

3 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)

1 x AURA RGB header(s)

1 x Clear CMOS header

1 x COM Port header

1 x CPU Over Voltage jumper

1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)

1 x M.2 slot (Key E)

1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)

1 x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function

1 x RTC Battery header

1 x Thermal Sensor header
Special Features
Y

ASUS 5X PROTECTION III

- DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with DrMOS)

- Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection

- ESD Guards

- LANGuard

- Overvoltage Protection

- SafeSlot

- Stainless-Steel Back I/O

ASUS Q-Design

- M.2 Q-Latch

- Q-Connector

- Q-DIMM

- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])

- Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution

- M.2 heatsink

- VRM heatsink design

ASUS EZ DIY

- BIOS FlashBack™ button

- BIOS FlashBack™ LED

- Box Headers

- ProCool II

- Pre-mounted I/O shield

AURA Sync

- AURA RGB header(s)

- Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
Software Features

ASUS Exclusive Software

Armoury Crate

- AURA Creator

- AURA Sync

- Fan Xpert 4

- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

AI Suite 3

- 5-Way Optimization with AI Overclocking

TPU

EPU

DIGI+ VRM

Fan Xpert 4

Turbo app

ASUS CPU-Z

IT Management software supported

- ASUS Control Center Express(ACCE)

ProArt Creator Hub

CreationFirst

MyAsus

Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial version)

WinRAR

UEFI BIOS

AI Overclocking Guide

ASUS EZ DIY

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 3

- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

FlexKey
BIOS
256 Mb
Form Factor
ATX
30.5cm*24.5cm
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