ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI
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- Tech Specs
- Intel® Socket LGA 1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
- Future-proofed connectivity: Two Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C® ports, 10 Gb & 2.5 Gb onboard Ethernet, WiFi 6E, four PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots and a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front panel connector with Quick Charge 4+
- Next-gen performance: 16+1 power stages rated for 70 amps, PCIe 5.0 ready, and a DDR5 speed boost
- Intelligent optimization: ASUS-exclusive software and firmware that simplify setup and improve performance: AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, CreationFirst and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation
- Comprehensive thermal design: A massive VRM and chipset heatsink, aluminum M.2 heatsinks, seven 4-pin PWM fan headers and an AIO pump header
- Advanced security management: USB port management, software blacklisting and Regedit on/off controls via ASUS Control Center Express
- Trusted stability: Tested for 24/7 operation, validated for extensive compatibility and equipped with SafeSlot and SafeDIMM for enhanced durability
Your Powerhouse for Creativity
ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi empowers creators of all levels by maximizing the performance of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with powerful hardware and software, efficient cooling and lightning-fast connectivity including Thunderbolt™ 4, onboard 10 Gb and 2.5 Gb Ethernet, plus WiFi 6E.
- DIY Friendly
A comprehensive array of powerful I/O ports — including two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports plus 10 Gb and 2.5 Gb Ethernet ports— enables quick data transfers and extensive storage options with flexible, hassle-free connectivity.
- Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C
- USB with Fast Charging
- M.2 Storage
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.
SupportsDual 4K or one 8K display
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.
Ultrafast Transfer Speed
Four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots support up to 22110 and provide NVMe® SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to two PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data transfer speeds.
The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive and neatly eliminate traditional screws.
With tailored CPU power delivery and support for the latest high-performance memory, ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi easily handles the demands of the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. It features an intelligent VRM design that’s rated for 70 amps, plus carefully selected components and memory layout optimizations for multithreaded tasks such as 3D animation, video rendering and software compiling.
- Robust Power Delivery
- PCIe 5.0 Ready
- DDR5 Performance Boost
Teamed Power Stages
16+1 power stages rated for 70 amps combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors demand.
Digi+ Power Control
The ASUS Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry and ensures ultra-smooth power delivery to the CPU.
ProCool II Power Connector
The ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation.
Chokes & Capacitors
Superior alloy chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, providing a higher level of performance than the industry standard.
The 12th Gen Intel processors bring PCIe 5.0 support to the market. PCIe 5.0 offers twice the data transfer speed of PCIe 4.0, making it robust enough to handle new data-heavy tasks. PCIe 5.0 also brings other benefits, such as improved signal integrity, backward-compatible CEM connectors for add-in cards, and backward compatibility with previous PCIe versions.
ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi enhances 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).
- 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. ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi leverages 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, ProArt Z690‑Creator WiFi includes 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.
ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi offers simple and flexible tools that enhance almost every aspect of your content-creation system, giving you the fast, intuitive control needed for efficient workflow. It features dynamic automated tuning with AI overclocking and AI cooling. In addition, CreationFirst software prioritizes and optimizes your network traffic for faster, lag-free online performance.
- AI Overclocking
- AI Cooling
- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
ASUS AI Overclocking automatically tunes your system with onboard intelligence that monitors system vitals — such as temperatures, fan speeds and power draw — to estimate cooling and overclocking headroom and deliver optimal performance for content-creation workflows.
Designed by Experts
For each new motherboard platform, the ASUS R&D team painstakingly profile thousands of processors and system configurations to hone the highly advanced algorithm of AI Overclocking.
The algorithm analyzes your CPU and cooling system and, based on what it finds, predicts optimal settings. The software then uses these settings to automatically guide the clocking process, balancing frequency and voltage.
The software monitors workload, system temperature, fan speed and power draw every minute, and makes real-time adjustments to ensure ongoing optimal performance.
With one click, the AI Cooling function will automatically manage and control motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.
CPU Temperature Detection
AI Cooling detects CPU temperatures and uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate the lowest fan speed required to effectively cool the system and keep fan noise down.
Under stable system loads, the software automatically lowers fan* speed to the optimal setting, decreasing fan noise without compromising performance.
*Fans need to be connected to the following headers for AI Cooling control: CPU_FAN / CPU_OPT / CHA_FAN / M.2_FAN
AI Cooling continues to monitor the system and adjust fan speed based on current load.
CreationFirst optimization software allows users to prioritize applications to allocate more bandwidth for essential apps and tasks.
CreationFirst mode puts content-creation applications at the front of the queue, optimizing network traffic for more efficient workflows. Similarly, Adaptive Intelligence mode analyzes usage patterns and identifies applications that are currently in use, and applies foreground acceleration to ensure smoother online experiences when multitasking.
Download the CreationFirst utility
As working from home becomes the new normal, clear online communication is more critical than ever. Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation is an audio utility that leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone* and incoming audio. Distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are smartly pared back so users can hear and be heard with crystal clarity.*An audio splitter (3.5 mm audio jack Y-cable) is necessary when using a 3.5 mm headset.
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Comprehensive Cooling Design
Maintaining system stability under heavy loads is of paramount importance, so ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi features comprehensive cooling with large VRM and chipset heatsinks that strike the right balance between surface area and mass. Integrated premium components and multiple fan headers are also vital design elements that provide the best foundation for content creation systems.
Cooler by design
ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi features these comprehensive cooling options:
Multiple Temperature Sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to multiple user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling. All settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
Perfect for Content Creation
ProArt exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive system monitoring and networking enhancements that enable a smoother workflow.
- Industry-Leading Security
- ProArt Creator Hub
Advanced security management functions from ASUS Control Center Express protects the system and confidential data.Learn more about ASUS Control Center Express >
USB Port Management
Enable or disable the USB port or set it to Read Only to prevent data leaks.
For added security, a software blacklist is available to help prevent the use of high-risk applications.
Registry Editor On/Off
Remotely disable the Registry Editor on client devices to prevent unauthorized changes to system configurations.
A user-friendly interface helps enhance workflows via a central system that allows monitoring and control of all connected ProArt Series products, including motherboards and displays.
1. Fan Mode
Select the preferred fan setting to quickly configure the system’s cooling performance.
2. Task Group
Applications that are frequently used together can be arranged into groups and launched with a single click.
ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi is engineered and rigorously tested to offer superior quality, stability and compatibility to ensure that it empowers creativity for years to come.
Extensive Compatibility Validation
Free 3 Months of Adobe Creative Cloud
Get complimentary membership with the purchase of selected ASUS products.* (Up to a $238.47 value)
20+ Adobe apps
Industry-leading apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Spark and XD.
Access thousands of fonts right within your Creative Cloud apps.
Find inspiration in the world’s largest creative community.
Creative Cloud Libraries
Your team can share assets across their apps and devices, so everyone’s in sync.
1TB of cloud storage per user
Extra storage makes it easier for your team to share and manage creative assets.
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