Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

$804.95

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • LGA 1700 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR5 RAM Slots
  • 6 x SATA III, 3 x M.2, 2 x DIMM.2
  • 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 2×2 Support
  • Windows 10 & 11 (64-Bit)

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Description

ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
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

The ROG engineers developed and extensively-tested intelligent software solutions to ensure your system stays in optimal condition.

AI Overclocking

Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push each system to its limits.

AI Cooling

Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm reduces unnecessary system noise by monitoring CPU temperatures and dynamically adjusting fans to optimal speeds.

AI Networking

GameFirst VI optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time based on application usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms.

Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 500 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.

SPEC OVERVIEW

PERFORMANCE

EXTREME POWER & PERFORMANCE

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  1. PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTOR
  2. 20+1 POWER STAGES
  3. EXPANSION SLOT
    • 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (x16, x8/x8)
    • 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (x4, x4/x4 via ROG Hyper M.2 Card)
  4. INTEL® SOCKET LGA1700 FOR 12TH GEN INTEL® CORE™, PENTIUM® GOLD AND CELERON® PROCESSORS
  1. DDR5, 4 X DIMM
    • Dual Channel
  2. 3 X M.2 SLOTS
    • 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode
    • 1 x M.2 2242-2280 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode
    • 1 x M.2 2242-2280 supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes

    2 X M.2 SLOTS VIA ROG HYPER M.2 CARD

    • 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 5.0 x4/PCIe 4.0 x4 mode
    • 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode

COOLING

COMPREHENSIVE COOLING

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  1. INTEGRATED I/O COVER & VRM HEATSINKS
  2. TRIPLE M.2 HEATSINKS DUAL M.2 BACKPLATES

    BUNDLED ROG HYPER M.2 CARD WITH M.2 HEATSINKS AND THERMAL PADS
  1. MULTIPLE 4-PIN PWM FAN HEADERS
    • CHA_FAN1P-3P headers support ASUS HYDRANODE
  2. ROG WATER-COOLING ZONE
    • W_FLOW tachometer
    • W_IN/OUT T-sensor

GAMING IMMERSION

TOTAL GAMING IMMERSION

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  1. I/O ZONE POLYMO LIGHTING®

  2. SUPREMEFX AUDIO CODEC ALC4082®
    • ESS® SABRE9018Q2C high-definition DAC
    • 120 dB SNR stereo playback output
    • 113 dB SNR recording input
    • Gold-plated audio jacks

    SONIC STUDIO III + SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER​ + SONIC SUITE COMPANION
    SONIC RADAR III
    DTS® SOUND UNBOUND​

  1. 3 X 3-PIN ADDRESSABLE GEN 2 RGB HEADERS
    1 X 4-PIN AURA RGB HEADER

CONNECTIVITY

FULL CONNECTIVITY

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  1. BIOS FLASHBACK™ BUTTON
  2. CLEAR CMOS BUTTON
  3. 1 X HDMI® PORT
  4. 2 X USB 2.0 PORTS
  5. 2 X THUNDERBOLT™ 4 USB TYPE-C® PORTS
  6. 1 X INTEL® 2.5 GB ETHERNET PORT
  1. 7 X USB 3.2 GEN 2 PORTS (6 X TYPE-A + 1 X USB TYPE-C®)
  2. 1 X Wi-Fi 6E MODULE
  3. OPTICAL S/PDIF OUT
  4. 5 X GOLD-PLATED AUDIO JACKS
  5. 1 X USB 3.2 GEN 2X2
    • USB Type-C® front panel connector supports QC4+
  6. 6 X SATA 6 GB/S

DIY FRIENDLY

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  1. ROG PATENTED PRE-MOUNTED I/O SHIELD
  2. ESD GUARDS
    Provides greater electrostatic protection than the industry standard. ESD Guards cover the USB, audio and LAN ports.
  3. TRUEVOLT USB
    Supplies stable 5-volt power delivery to all USB ports, with minimal power fluctuations to minimize data loss.
  4. 2 X SAFESLOTS
    Provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.
  5. ASUS HYDRANODE
    The three chassis fan headers feature the ASUS HYDRANODE circuit, which utilizes a powerline communication protocol to control up to three daisy-chained fans independently through each 4-pin connector.
  6. Q-CODE
    LED panel shows a 2-digit code to reflect system status.
  7. 4 X Q-DIMM
    One-sided clips for super-simple, super-secure handling of memory modules.
  1. FLEXKEY
    At its default, the FlexKey functions as a system reset button, but it can also be easily set to quickly turn Aura lighting on or off, activate Safe Boot or enter the BIOS.
  2. 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.
  3. M.2 Q-LATCH
    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.
  4. Q-CONNECTOR
    Simple adapter that helps arrange front-panel cables in an orderly manner.

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.

POWER SOLUTION

TEAMED POWER ARCHITECTURE

Today’s CPU architectures place incredible demands on motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power-saving modes, going from lower-power mode to full load in an instant. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilizing teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal performance.

A brief history

ASUS became the first manufacturer to implement phase-doublers with the A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, back in 2005. The board’s VRM was lauded for elegantly overcoming the power handling capabilities of components that were available at the time, while also reducing voltage ripple. Those benefits led to phase-doublers becoming universally accepted in the industry, and they are still used for similar purposes today.
Teamed Power Stage Design
Conventional Phase-doubled Design

Teamed Power Stage Design

Conventional Phase-doubled Design

A Shift in CPU Demands

However, today’s CPUs now pack more cores than their predecessors, and the latest instruction sets allow them to crunch computationally dense workloads at an incredible pace. In addition, they consume less power at idle and can transition between load states much more quickly. These improvements necessitate a re-evaluation of power-design priorities because phase-doublers add a propagation delay that hampers transient response.

While doublers help extend the number of effective phases, they do so at the cost of a processing delay.
Teamed Power Stage Design
Conventional Phase-doubled Design

Teamed Power Stage Design

Conventional Phase-doubled Design

Bucking the trend

Fortunately, the latest integrated power components can handle higher currents than the devices of yesteryear, making it possible to implement a simple circuit topology that isn’t hamstrung by the processing lag of phase-doublers. That’s why ROG Maximus Z690 Hero utilizes teamed power stages to deliver higher burst current per phase, while maintaining the thermal performance of phase-doubled designs.

The teamed architecture allows two power stages to work in tandem to provide more power to the CPU.
Teamed Power Stage Design
Conventional Phase-doubled Design

Teamed Power Stage Design

Conventional Phase-doubled Design

Thermal Performance

Each VRM component serves a specific purpose. PWM controllers and phase-doublers control the circuit, and the power stages do the heavy lifting from an electrical and thermal standpoint. That’s why ROG Maximus Z690 Hero utilizes 16 power stages. The power stage sits at the top of Infineon’s lineup and features a low RDSON to reduce switching and conduction losses, helping to improve overall thermal headroom.

The MOSFETs within the power stages generate the most heat, as they are responsible for voltage conversion and delivery to the CPU from the 12-volt EPS connector.
Teamed Power Stage Design
Conventional Phase-doubled Design

Teamed Power Stage Design

Conventional Phase-doubled Design

High-quality components

10K black metallic capacitors

10K black metallic capacitors

Input and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.

 

MEMORY

DDR5 OVERCLOCKING STRENGTH

Comprehensive memory tuning options are the cornerstone of ROG motherboards. For DDR5, the Maximus Z690 lineup breaks performance limits by providing a stacked suite of overclocking parameters for not only high-speed kits, but even entry-level memory modules that have a locked power management IC (PMIC).

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ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) is an exclusive 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.
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  • 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. ROG 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.

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.

HEATSINKS

COOLER BY DESIGN

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  1. VRM and aluminum I/O heatsink
    A VRM heatsink on the MOSFETs and chokes is connected to the aluminum I/O cover via an embedded heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.
  2. M.2 heatsinks
    Three dedicated heatsinks keep up to three M.2 drives in the optimum operating temperature range for consistent performance and reliability.
  3. L-shaped heatpipe
    An L-shaped heatpipe allows for rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM.
  1. High-conductivity thermal pad
    A high-quality thermal pad improves overall heat transfer from the system by bridging the heat generated by the power stages to the heatsink.
  2. M.2 backplates
    Dual M.2 slots feature backplate blocks that ensure high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.
  3. Chipset heatsink
    A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.

HEADERS

THERMAL MANAGEMENT

ROG Maximus Z690 Hero features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.

AIO pump

AIO pump

A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

ROG WATER-COOLING ZONE

Dual water-temperature headers and a flow-rate header feed information straight into the AI Suite utility, allowing you to track coolant temperatures and the flow rate of the entire loop.
Water pump+

Water pump+

A dedicated header can supply over 3 amps to a high-performance PWM or DC water pumps.

CONNECTIVITY

The latest connectivity solutions ― Wi-Fi 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.

NETWORKING

INTEL Wi-Fi 6E (GIG+)

Onboard Wi-Fi 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 wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.

INTEL 2.5 GB ETHERNET

Onboard Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, smooth lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.

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  1. Wi-Fi 6E Antenna
    The antenna has two built-in transmitters and receivers to enable faster transmission speeds, and it supports the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands.
  2. Adjustable Design
    Four-way positioning enables better signal reception.
  3. Magnetic Base
    A powerful magnetic base secures the antenna on the top or side of the PC case.

* Wi-Fi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz Wi-Fi.

USB PORTS

USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 TYPE-C® FRONT-PANEL CONNECTOR WITH QUICK CHARGE 4+
TWO ONBOARD THUNDERBOLT 4 USB TYPE-C® PORTS

USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 TYPE-C® FRONT-PANEL CONNECTOR WITH QUICK CHARGE 4+

USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 adds an additional lane that can boost 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.

TWO ONBOARD THUNDERBOLT 4 USB TYPE-C® PORTS

Each 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.

STORAGE

Three Onboard M.2 Slots
ROG HYPER M.2 CARD PCIE 5.0 READY

THREE ONBOARD M.2 SLOTS

ROG Maximus Z690 Hero features three onboard M.2 slots, with two offering support for the latest PCIe 4.0 SSDs.

ROG HYPER M.2 CARD PCIE 5.0 READY

If users need more M.2 storage or even faster data transfers, the bundled ROG Hyper M.2 Card features two more slots, one of which is a PCIe 5.0 and ready to perform at up to twice the speed of the accompanying PCIe 4.0 slot.

AUDIO

SUPREMEFX

ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There’s also a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec, and an ESS® 9018Q2C integrated DAC capable of reaching -115dB THD+N to provide playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track.

Fine-quality components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

OPTIMIZATION

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

5-WAY OPTIMIZATION

LEVEL UP PERFORMANCE

The dashboard-style control panels of AI Suite 3 and Armoury Crate let you fine-tune almost every aspect of your ROG Maximus Z690 Hero system with ease. Get the best balance between performance, cooling, stability, and efficiency via simple and intuitive interfaces.

Turbo Core app

Turbo Core app

TURBO CORE APP

Intel processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Turbo app makes use of this feature by letting you assign applications to specific processor cores, prioritizing computing power where it’s needed most.

BIOS

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

MemTest86

MEMTEST86

For added convenience, MemTest86 has been pre-installed into ROG UEFI (BIOS). Run the test to pinpoint memory issues with just one click, without the need for any USB stick or going into the OS. The memory report will also be stored in the BIOS archives for reference.

ADVANCED MODE

When you’re ready for a deeper dive, delve into the UEFI’s Advanced mode and take complete control. Advanced mode enables full control over every aspect of the motherboard, and a built-in search function helps you quickly find the setting you need.
Advanced mode
MemTest86
Diagnose faulty RAM and memory problems that cause crashes and corrupt data.

My Favorites
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

EZ Flash 3
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.

S.M.A.R.T.
Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) logs to gauge reliability and identify potential failures.

GPU POST
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

Secure Erase
Restore your SSDs and NVMe storage to factory settings.

Last Modified Log
Track the last change and save preferred profiles to a USB drive.

SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

ASUS User Profile
Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions, or share them with friends.

Q-Fan control
Configure the fan’s operating speed manually or use pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75 °C.

EZ MODE

Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.
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Intuitive graphical fan controls
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

SATA information
View SATA port details for easy device recognition.

Fast and easy clock adjustment
Use the mouse to quickly change time and date settings.

Aura On/Off mode (Stealth)
Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting or every onboard LED, for a more subdued aesthetic.

DIFFERENTIAL SENSING

ACCURATE VOLTAGE MONITORING

Conventional motherboards use single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn’t ideal, leading to a large disparity between the actual voltage fed to the CPU and the value reported to software. ROG Maximus Z690 Hero features a differential-sensing circuit and delicate IC that simplify overclocking and tuning by allowing you to track voltages more accurately.

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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.
GROW YOUR GAMING WORLD

AURA SYNC

GROW YOUR GAMING WORLD

Gear up with ROG components — from graphics card and monitors to mice and keyboards. And up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so you’ll enjoy greater choice as your system expands.

ADDRESSABLE GEN 2 RGB HEADER

ADDRESSABLE GEN 2 RGB HEADER

The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers now feature software that can automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

Static
Breathing
Strobing
Rainbow

Static

Breathing

Strobing

Rainbow

Color cycle
Starry night
Music effect

Color cycle

Starry night

Music effect

Smart
Adaptive color
Dark

Smart

Adaptive color

Dark

GAMING AUDIO

SONIC STUDIO III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio’s virtual surround to process sound true to life.

SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER

Combine audio output from selected apps with audio from the microphone input and stream the compiled mix.

DTS : SOUND UNBOUND

ROG Maximus Z690 Hero includes a preloaded DTS Sound Unbound app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By exploiting Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.

* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for titles that offer support.
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Stereo Sound
Surround Sound
Spatial Sound

Stereo Sound

Surround Sound

Spatial Sound

ARMOURY CRATE

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to provide centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips with the new Aura Creator suite ready. The software also provides control of settings for a growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even offers dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.

Driver & Manual Download

DRIVER & MANUAL DOWNLOAD

AIDA64 EXTREME

ROG Maximus Z690 series includes a one-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription, a tool that provides detailed information about hardware and software, as well as benchmarks to measure the performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.

* Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.

HARDWARE MONITOR DISPLAY

GRAPHICS CARD HOLDER

Featuring a magnetic base and adjustable slider and hinge, the ROG Graphics Card Holder banishes sag and provides support where it’s needed most.
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Specs
Brand Name: Asus ROG
Product Line: Maximus Z690 Hero
Product Name: Maximus Z690 Hero Desktop Motherboard
Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
Processor & Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
Chipset Model: Z690
Total Processor Supported: 1
Processor Socket: Socket LGA-1700
Processor Generation Supported: 12th Gen
Processor Supported: Pentium Gold, Celeron, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9
Memory
Number of Memory Slots: 4
Memory Form Factor: DIMM, UDIMM
Maximum Memory Supported: 128 GB
Memory Technology: DDR5 SDRAM
Memory Speed Supported: 6400 MHz, 6200 MHz, 6000 MHz, 5800 MHz, 5600 MHz, 5400 MHz, 5200 MHz, 5000 MHz, 4800 MHz
Intel Optane Memory Ready: Yes
I/O Controller
Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
Intel RST: Yes
RAID Supported: Yes
RAID Levels: 0, 1, 5, 10
Video
Onboard Video: CPU Dependent Video
Audio
Audio Channels: 7.1
Network & Communication
Bluetooth: Yes
2.5Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes
Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
I/O Expansions
Number of Total Expansion Slots: 3
Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 3
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 3
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports: 9
Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 2
Number of USB 3.2 Ports: 1
Number of USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports: 6
S/PDIF: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
Number of Thunderbolt 4 Ports: 2
Onboard Interfaces
Number of SATA Interfaces: 6
Number of M.2 Interfaces: 3
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 9
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports: 4
Number of Onboard USB 3.2 Ports: 5
Physical Characteristics
Form Factor: ATX
Width: 12.01″ (305 mm)
Depth: 9.61″ (244 mm)
Miscellaneous
Package Contents:
  • Maximus Z690 Hero Desktop Motherboard
  • 1 x ARGB RGB Extension Cable
  • 1 x RGB Extension Cable
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s Cables
  • 1 x ROG Hyper M.2 Card with Heatsink
  • 2 x M.2 Screw Packages for ROG Hyper M.2 Card
  • 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
  • 1 x USB Drive with Utilities and Drivers
  • 1 x User Guide
Brand Compatibility: Intel
Environmentally Friendly: Yes
Environmental Certification: RoHS