Digital power control and an array of power stages provide the muscle needed to control the latest Intel CPUs.
8+8 PIN PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTORASUS ProCool II connectors are built to tight specifications to ensure full contact with power supply cable wiring. A metal sheath improves heat dissipation, and low electrical impedance helps prevent hotspots and bolsters reliability.
POWER STAGES16+1 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors can take full advantage of.
ALLOY CHOKES AND DURABLE CAPACITORSHigh-end chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.
DIGI+ POWER CONTROLThe Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU.
SIX-LAYER PCBMulti-layered printed circuit board design quickly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.
Integrated I/O Cover & VRM HeatsinksTwo thick VRM heatsinks connected by a heat pipe and bonded to a pre-mounted metal I/O shield provide ample surface area and mass to handle the power needs of high-performance 12th Gen Intel processors.
Thermal PadsSpecially engineered thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
Four M.2 HeatsinksMultiple M.2 heatsinks help maintain onboard M.2 NVME SSDs at optimal temperatures for consistent performance and reliability.
M.2 BackplatesAn integrated M.2 backplate helps ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.
Cooler by Design
ROG Strix Z690 motherboards feature comprehensive cooling options that are configurable via the Fan Xpert 4 tool in Armoury Crate or within the UEFI BIOS.
CPU Fan Header
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers
Keeps a mounted M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
4-pin PWM/DC Fan Headers
Each header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
Provides additional heat dissipation to deal with the thermal load of high-performance M.2 NVMe SSDs
With four strategically placed M.2 slots, ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming WiFi leverages mighty CPU and chipset bandwidth to deliver lightning-fast PCIe 4.0 data transfers, Intel NVM Express® RAID, and high-capacity drive options that blaze past traditional SATA-based SSDs.
DDR5 Overclocking Strength - ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile
Comprehensive memory tuning options are the cornerstone of ROG motherboards. For DDR5, the Strix 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).
* ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) is an exclusive firmware feature for PMIC-restricted memory modules. AEMP automatically detects the memory chips on a kit and then presents optimized frequency, timing and voltage profiles that can be effortlessly applied to unleash performance.
WIFI 6E (802.11 AX)
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band. It provides up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds and improved capacity as well as better performance in dense wireless environments.
*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi.Learn more about the ASUS WiFi 6E ecosystem.
Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, delivering up to 2.5X the speed of standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, low-lag gaming and high-resolution video streaming.
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming WiFi, SupremeFX features the ALC4080 codec to increase playback resolution from 192 kHz to 384 kHz across all channels. The front-panel output is streamed through a highly integrated Savitech amplifier that’s capable of driving of a wide variety of gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones.
UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX
A specially illuminated acrylic display on the I/O cover gives the illusion that the circuit board is visible beneath an RGB ROG logo. Meanwhile, touches of brushed metal throughout the motherboard, plus the stitched fabric of the ROG Strix Cable organizer, deliver a variety of carefully crafted surface textures. Last but not least, a special lighting pattern built into the motherboard finishes off a colorful tour of the ROG worldview.
PCIE® SLOT Q-RELEASEA 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.
M.2 Q-LATCHThe 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.
CLR CMOS BUTTONA quick press of the Clr CMOS button helps reset BIOS settings. It can also be used to reboot the PC if incorrect BIOS settings have been selected.
BIOS FLASHBACK™ BUTTONBIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest way to update BIOS. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, and plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
ROG STRIX CABLE ORGANIZERThis cable management feature enhances the flexibility of PC building. And with its Velcro interior, users can keep reusing the organizer if they need to make changes later on.