Digital power control and an array of power stages provide the muscle needed to control the latest Intel CPUs.
TEAMED 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.
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.
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 PCBA multi-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 heatsinks that are bonded to the metal I/O shield cool the VRMs. This structure provides ample mass and surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel’s latest processors.
Thermal PadsSpecially engineered thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
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 Z590 motherboards feature comprehensive cooling options that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or 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 mass to deal with the thermal load of high-performance M.2 drives.
With four strategically placed M.2 slots, ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 takes full advantage of CPU and chipset bandwidth to usher in support for dizzyingly quick PCIe® Gen 4.0 SSDs, lightning-fast Intel NVM Express® RAID, and high-capacity drives that blaze past traditional SATA-based storage.
With proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stack ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 with your favorite modules and maximize the throughput of the 12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
WIFI 6 (802.11 AX)
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.
Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4, 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 located on the chipset heatsink 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.