High quality components
Dual 8+8-pin ProCool II power connectorsTwo ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.
20+1 power stagesThe VRM features 20+1 power stages, each rated to handle 90 amps.
MicroFine alloy chokesEach power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
10K black metallic capacitorsInput and output filtering is provided by solid-polymer capacitors rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
DDR5 WITH AEMP
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.
COOLER BY DESIGN
VRM and aluminum I/O heatsinkA 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.
M.2 heatsinksThree dedicated heatsinks keep up to three M.2 drives in the optimum operating temperature range for consistent performance and reliability.
L-shaped HeatpipeAn L-shaped heatpipe allows for rapid and even heat transfer from the VRM.
Chipset heatsinkA dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.
ROG Maximus Z690 Hero features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.
Multiple temperature sourcesEach header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
4-pin PWM/DC fan headers and ASUS HYDRANODEEvery onboard header auto-detects any PWM or DC fan, with three chassis fan headers offering ASUS HYDRANODE support.
AIO pumpA dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
NEXT GENERATION NETWORKING
WiFi 6EOnboard 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 wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.
Intel® 2.5 Gb EthernetOnboard 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.
WiFi 6E antennaThe antenna has two built-in transmitters and receivers to enable faster transmission speeds, and it supports the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands.
Adjustable DesignFour-way positioning enables better signal reception.
Magnetic BaseA powerful magnetic base secures the antenna on the top or side of the PC case.
*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi. To learn more about the ASUS WiFi 6 ecosystem, please visit: asus.com/content/WiFi6/#WIFI-6E
USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 TYPE-C® FRONT-PANEL CONNECTOR WITH QUICK CHARGE 4+
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 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.
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.
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.>Learn more about ROG audio technology
Audio Line ShieldingBlocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
ESS® SABRE9018Q2CThe ESS® SABRE9018Q2C integrated DAC amplifier is capable of providing -115 dB total harmonic distortion (THD+N) for playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track. In addition, the 121 dB dynamic range (DNR) provides an extremely low noise-floor, further accentuating dynamics and punch.
ALC 4082 codecThe ALC4082 codec uses a USB interface instead of the conventional high definition audio (HDA) interface and improves playback audio resolution from 192 to 384 kHz.
Switching MOSFETSUnique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs
CapacitorsFine-quality components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
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.Learn More About AIDA64 >
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.