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Asus ROG Maximus Z690 HERO Motherboard

ASUS

  • Intel Socket LGA1700
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • AURA Sync
  • Form Factor ATX
  • MAXIMUS-Z690-HERO

65,000.00

Asus ROG Maximus Z690 HERO Motherboard

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO

Intel® Z690 ATX motherboard with 20+1 power stages, DDR5, Five M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 front-panel connector, Dual Thunderbolt™ 4, PCIe® 5.0, Onboard WiFi 6E and Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • Socket LGA 1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive tools including AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation for easy configuration
  • Robust Power Solution: 20+1 teamed power stages rated for 90 A, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes and premium metallic capacitors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: Large VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, triple M.2 heatsinks and two M.2 backplates, plus ROG Water-Cooling Zone and ROG Hyper M.2 card with heatsinks.
  • High-Performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGaurd.
  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 5.0, dual Gen 4 M.2 onboard, ROG Hyper M.2 card with Gen 5 M.2 support, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 front-panel connector, dual Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C® ports).
  • Industry-Leading Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with ESS® ES9018Q2C DAC for pinpoint positioning and dynamics
  • Unmatched Personalization: I/O cover with Polymo Lighting, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • DIY-Friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, PCIe Slot Q-Release, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, M.2 Q-Latch, SafeSlot, ROG Hyper M.2 card and ROG Graphics Card Holder
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86

ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is a quintessential strand of the Republic of Gamers DNA, replete with high-octane components to satisfy users who seek an introduction to the enthusiast-grade Maximus line. Its arsenal of cooling, power delivery and connectivity stands ready to handle whatever the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors throw at it. And with its new animated Polymo lighting display on the I/O cover that dazzles with vibrant RGB logos and patterns, the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero has the looks to match its leverage.

INTELLIGENT MOTHERBOARD

Intelligent software solutions help ensure that your system performs at its best. The latest ASUS AI-powered enhancements span four pillars of performance, including overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio, making advanced tweaks and optimization accessible to new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans alike.

PERFORMANCE

With tailored power delivery and support for the latest high-performance memory, ROG Maximus Z690 Hero easily handles the demands of Intel Alder Lake-S processors. It features an intelligent VRM design that’s rated for 90 amps, plus carefully selected components and memory layout optimizations to cater to enthusiasts looking to create a battle-ready rig with balanced performance.

COOLING

Top-level PC performance demands exceptional cooling. The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is armed with robust VRM and chipset heatsinks that provide the perfect balance of mass and surface area for heat dissipation. Load up with an AIO or custom cooling loop paired with your choice of fans to keep thermals under complete control.

CONNECTIVITY

The latest connectivity solutions ― WiFi 6E, PCIe® 5.0 and two Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® ports ― empower supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. And for enthusiasts looking for high-fidelity audio, the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec takes gaming immersion to a whole new level while also saving a PCIe slot.

OPTIMIZATION

ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is packed with intuitive and flexible tools that give builders next-level control of system performance.

PERSONALIZATION

In addition to elite performance, ROG Maximus Z690 Hero introduces the new Polymo Lighting display, gracing the I/O cover with an eye-catching microstructural array of light and color. This intricate design features two RGB patterns, empowering builders to show off a luminous RGB style that they won’t see anywhere else.

Asus ROG Maximus Z690 HERO Motherboard

BRANDS

CPU Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors*
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.
Chipset Z690
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR5 6400+(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/ 5400(OC)/ 5200(OC)/ 5000(OC)/ 4800 MT/s Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*Actual memory data rate depends on the CPU types and DRAM modules, for more information refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)
Graphics 1 x HDMI® port**
2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (USB Type-C®) support DisplayPort 1.4 and Thunderbolt™ video outputs
* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to www.intel.com for any updates.
** Support [email protected] as specified in HDMI 2.1.
Expansion Slots Intel® 12th Gen Processors*
2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)**
Intel® Z690 Chipset***
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (supports x4, x4/x4 modes)
* Please check PCIe bifurcation table in Chapter 1.
** When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will run x8 only and if ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_2, PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only.
*** Supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIe slot.
Storage Supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Total supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
Intel® 12th Gen Processors
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.)
– Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
Hyper M.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110***
– Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 5.0 x4 mode
Intel® Z690 Chipset**
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode)
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)
Hyper M.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (suppports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)***
Hyper M.2_2 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (suppports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)****
6 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.
*** When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1, Hyper M.2_1 slot can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_2, Hyper M.2_1 slot can support PCIe 5.0 x4 mode. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G4), Hyper M.2_1 and Hyper M.2_2 slots can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
**** When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1 or PCIEX16(G5)_2, Hyper M.2_2 slot will be disabled. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G4), Hyper M.2_1 and Hyper M.2_2 slots can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
***** RAID configuration and boot drives are not supported on the SATA6G_E1-2 ports
Ethernet 1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard
Wireless & Bluetooth Intel® Wi-Fi 6E
2×2 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.
USB Rear USB:
Total 11 ports
2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (2 x USB Type-C®)
7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (6 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
Front USB:
Total 9 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Audio ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082
– Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
– Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
– High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
– Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback
Audio Features:
– SupremeFX Shielding Technology
– ESS® SABRE9018Q2C DAC/AMP
– Gold-plated audio jacks
– Rear optical S/PDIF out port
– Premium audio capacitors
– Audio cover
Back Panel I/O Ports 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® ports
7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (6 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
1 x Clear CMOS button
Internal I/O Connectors Fan and Cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header
4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
1 x W_PUMP+ header
1 x 2-pin Water In header
1 x 2-pin Water Out header
1 x 3-pin Water Flow header
Power related
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
1 x 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector
Storage related
3 x M.2 slots (Key M)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
USB
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Miscellaneous
3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
1 x AURA RGB header
1 x FlexKey button
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)
1 x Start button
1 x ReTry button
1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header
1 x Thermal Sensor header
Special Features Extreme OC Kit
– FlexKey button
– ReTry button
– Start button
Extreme Engine Digi+
– 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
– MicroFine Alloy Choke
ASUS Q-Design
– M.2 Q-Latch
– PCIe Slot Q-Release
– Q-Code
– Q-Connector
– Q-DIMM
– Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
– Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
– M.2 heatsink backplat
– M.2 heatsinks
– VRM heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
– BIOS FlashBack™ button
– Clear CMOS button
– CPU Socket lever protector
– ProCool II
– Pre-mounted I/O shield
– SafeSlot
– SafeDIMM
AURA Sync
– AURA RGB header(s)
– Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
Front Panel USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 with Quick Charge 4+ Support
– Support: up to 60W charging*
– Output: 5/9/15/20V max. 3A, PPS:3.3–21V max. 3A
– Compatible with QC 4.0/3.0/2.0, PD3.0 and PPS
* To support 60W, please install the power cable to 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector or can only support 27W
ASUS HYDRANODE
– 3 x Chassis fan support* (CHA_FAN1P,CHA_FAN2P,CHA_FAN3P)
* Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.
Software Features ROG Exclusive Software
– ROG CPU-Z
– GameFirst VI
– Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion
– Sonic Radar III
– DTS® Sound Unbound
– BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
– AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)
– AURA Creator
– AURA Sync
– Fan Xpert 4
– Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
AI Suite 3
– Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking
TPU
EPU
DIGI+ Power Control
Turbo app
MyAsus
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
MemTest86
BIOS 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
Accessories Cables
1 x ARGB RGB extension cable
1 x RGB extension cable
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
ROG Hyper M.2 Card
1 x ROG Hyper M.2 Card with heatsink
2 x M.2 screw packages for ROG Hyper M.2 Card
Miscellaneous
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas
1 x M.2 Q-Latch package
2 x M.2 Q-Latch packages for M.2 backplate
1 x M.2 Rubber Package
1 x Q-connector
1 x ROG Graphics card holder
1 x ROG stickers
1 x ROG key chain
1 x ROG thank you card
Installation Media
1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers
Documentation
1 x User Guide
Form Factor ATX
30.5cm x 24.4cm

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