ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA ATX Motherboard

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ROG Maximus Z690 FORMULA 12th Gen Intel ATX Motherboard

ASUS Z690 Formula

BREATHTAKING AESTHETICS, STUNNING PERFORMANCE

DIVERSITY TO THE MAXIMUS. That’s what the latest Formula brings to the acclaimed ROG Maximus series. Its Moonlight White armor and customizable ARGB lighting elements ride alongside a hybrid VRM block designed in collaboration with EK, giving you ample freedom to express your preferred build style. And underneath, circuit pathways illuminated with PCIe® Gen 5.0 and limit-breaking DDR5 support are poised to elevate performance well into the future, driving the Maximus Z690 Formula's appeal far beyond aesthetics.

Intel Z690 Chipset

LGA 1700 CPU Socket

12th Generation Intel Compatible CPUs

ATX Form Factor

The Latest ROG VRM Architecture

FRESH, NEW POWER DESIGN

Modern CPU architectures up the ante for motherboard power design by transitioning from deep power saving modes to full load almost instantaneously. The latest ROG VRM architecture rises to the challenge by utilising teamed power stages to rapidly swing current, while maintaining exemplary thermal.

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1. DUAL 8-PIN PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTORS

Two ProCool connectors ensure a reliable and snug connection to the EPS12V power lines.

2. MICROFINE ALLOY CHOKES

Each power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rate to handle a whopping 45 amps.

3. 20+1 POWER STAGES

The VRM features 20+1 power stages rated at 105 amps each.

4. PREMIUM METALLIC CAPACITORS

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

CROSSCHILL EK III Cooling Solution

PASSIVE LIQUID COOLING

The CrossChill EK III water block leverages a fusion of passive and liquid cooling to keep VRMs operating at high efficiency. The nickel water channel hidden within the block quietly cools the Formula’s MOSFETs up to 63.7°C more than air alone, while the standard G1/4" threaded fittings are designed to integrate into existing setups with minimal effort.

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1. METAL COVER

2. G 1/4" THREADED DESIGN

3. WATER-TIGHT RUBBER GASKET

4. NICKEL WATER CHANNEL

5. LARGE NICKEL SURFACE AREA

Unprecedented Cooling Performance

KEEP YOUR COMPONENTS ICE COLD

An ambition to maximise performance calls for an appropriately powerful platform. Enter the CrossChill EK III VRM block, empowering enthusiasts to break the limits of conventional voltage regulation with a hybrid cooling system that sails past the core power requirements of 12th Gen Intel Core processors while maintaining rock-steady thermals.

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1. CROSSCHILL HYBRID
THERMAL DESIGN

Engineered with a nickel cooling channel that's incredibly effective at removing heat.

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. M.2
HEATSINKS

Three dedicated heatsinks keep up to three M.2 drives in the optimum operating temperature range for consistent performance and reliability.

4. 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.

5. SOLID STEEL
BACKPLATE

An electro-galvanised, cold-rolled coil construction backplate resists bending and helps draw heat away from the VRM.

6. CHIPSET
HEATSINK

A dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.

Cooler By Design

Temperature Headers

MULTIPLE TEMPERATURE SOURCES

Each 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 via the UEFI.

True Performance Innovation

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WELCOME DDR5 MEMORY

A huge leap forwards for memory performance DDR5 memory has been unleashed. 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).

Your Network at Light-Speed

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WIFI 6E

Onboard 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.

MARVELL® AQTION 10 GBPS ETHERNET

Designed to meet the demanding requirements of power users and content creators, 10 Gbps onboard Ethernet provides a new level of home networking. With up to 10 times the bandwidth of standard gigabit Ethernet, you'll enjoy streaming uncompressed 4K UHD videos and system backups and file transfers that are faster than ever before.

Maximise Your Storage Capabilities

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THREE ONBOARD M.2 SLOTS

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

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ROG HYPER M.2 CARD

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.

Aesthetics to Take Your Breath Away

AURA SYNC

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.

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LIVEDASH OLED

The ROG Maximus Z690 Formula includes LiveDash, a built-in 2-inch OLED panel that shows useful information and features customizable graphics. During the power-on, self-test (POST) phase, the OLED shows key stats in simple language using traditional POST codes. In normal operation, the panel can be programmed to show CPU frequency, device temperatures, fan speeds or water-cooling information. You can also personalize the default OLED GIF with a preferred image or animation.

Fully Comprehensive Connectivity

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1. BIOS FLASHBACK

2. CLEAR CMOS

3. 1X HDMI

4. 3X USB 2.0

5. 2X THUNDERBOLT 4 USB TYPE-C

6. 10GB ETHERNET PORT

7. 7X USB 3.2 GEN2 PORTS

8. WIFI 6E

9. OPTICAL S/PDIF OUT

10. HD AUDIO CONNECTORS

11. 1X USB 3.2 GEN2X2

12. 4X USB 3.2 GEN1

13. 6X SATA 6GB/S

General

Product Type Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type Intel Z690
Processor Socket LGA1700 Socket
Max Processors Qty 1
Compatible Processors (supports 12th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)

Supported RAM

Max Size 128 GB
Technology DDR5
Bus Clock 5000 MHz (O.C.), 5200 MHz (O.C.), 5400 MHz (O.C.), 5600 MHz (O.C.), 5800 MHz (O.C.), 6000 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz, 6200 MHz (O.C.), 6400 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
Features Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

Type HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec SupremeFX (ALC4082)
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio, DTS Sound Unbound

LAN

Network Interfaces 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 (dual x8 mode; single card: x16 mode) ¦ 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Storage Interfaces SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5 ¦ PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA ¦ PCIe 5.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5
RAID Features Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Interfaces 2 x Thunderbolt 4/USB4 ¦ 1 x HDMI ¦ 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2 ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 3 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x LAN (10Gigabit Ethernet)
Internal Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen 2x2 - header ¦ 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header
Power Connectors 24-pin main power connector, 6-pin ATX12V connector, 2 x 8-pin ATX12V connectors

Features

BIOS Type AMI
BIOS Features BIOS FlashBack, UEFI BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, MemTest86
Sleep / Wake Up Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on PME
Hardware Features Jack retasking, ASUS Q-Design, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Q-Code, SupremeFX Shielding technology, ASUS DIGI+ Power Control, Gold Plated Audio Hardware, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Clear CMOS Button, LANGuard, ASUS Fan Xpert 4, ASUS SafeSlot, Sonic Radar III, Sonic Studio III, M.2 heatsink, pre-mounted I/O shield, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, ASUS Aura Sync, Armoury Crate, Crosschill EK III, FlexKey button, ASUS ProCool II, GameFirst VI, ASUS HYDRANODE, 20+1 Phase Power Design, M.2 Q-Latch, SafeDIMM, ESS SABRE9018Q2C DAC/AMP, ReTry button, Start button, PCIe Slot Q-Release, CPU Socket lever protector, Quick Charge 4+, ASUS 2" LiveDash OLED

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories 2 x M.2 screws, RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable, ROG VGA holder, STRIX stickers, ROG thank you card, ROG key chain, ASUS Wi-Fi moving aerial, 1 x M.2 rubber package, M.2 Q-Latch, ARGB LED strip extension cable, ROG HYPER M.2 CARD
Cables Included 6 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included Drivers & Utilities, ROG CPU-Z, ASUS AI Suite III, ASUS Turbo App, WinRAR, Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer, BullGuard Internet Security (1 year licence), ROG GameFirst VI, ASUS AURA Creator, AIDA64 Extreme (1 year licence), Sonic Suite Companion, MyAsus
Width 30.5 cm
Depth 24.4 cm