ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme E-ATX
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ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme E-ATX

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ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME

Intel® Z690 EATX motherboard with 24+1 power stages, DDR5 with OptiMem III, Five M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ Support, Dual Thunderbolt™ 4, PCIe® 5.0, Onboard Wi-Fi 6E and Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive tools including AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation for easy configuration
  • Robust Power Solution: 24+1 teamed power stages rated for 105 A, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes and premium metallic capacitors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: Cold forged heatsink, enlarged VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, penta M.2 heatsinks and dual with embedded backplates and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • High Performance Networking: Onboard Wi-Fi 6E, Marvell® AQtion 10Gb, Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGuard
  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 5.0, Gen 5 M.2 slots, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector with Thunderbolt™ 4 support, rear triple USB Type-C® ports
  • Industry Leading Immersive Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 codec with ESS® ES9018Q2C DAC for high-fidelity audio
  • Unmatched Personalization: AniMe Matrix™ LED display, 2” LiveDash OLED, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • DIY Friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, PCIe slot Q-release, V-Latch switch, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, M.2 Q-Latch, SafeSlot, ROG Glavis and ROG graphics card holder
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86

CPU

  • Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
  • Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors*
  • Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**

* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.

** Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Z690

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR5 6400+(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/ 5400(OC)/ 5200(OC)/5000(OC)/4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

OptiMem III

*Supported memory types, data rate(Speed), and number of DRAM module vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to www.asus.com for memory support list.

Graphics

2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (USB Type-C®) support DisplayPort 1.4 and Thunderbolt™ video outputs

* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to www.intel.com for any updates.

***Support 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI® 2.1.

Storage

Supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

Total supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*

Intel® 12th Gen Processors

M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110***

- Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 5.0 x4 mode.

M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2280

- Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.

Intel® Z690 Chipset**

M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)

DIMM.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)

DIMM.2_2 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports****

* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe RAID 0/1/5, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.

** Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH attached M.2 slots.

***M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIEX16(G5)_2. When M.2_1 is enabled, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will be disabled.

****RAID configuration and boot drives are not supported on the SATA6G_E1-2 ports.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet

1 x Marvell® 10Gb Ethernet

TUF LANGuard

Wireless & Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E

USB

Rear USB: Total 10 ports

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 port (1 x USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)

8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (7 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)

Front USB: Total 10 ports

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 connector (1 x USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082

- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input

- Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback

Audio Features

- SupremeFX Shielding Technology

- ESS® SABRE9018Q2C DAC/AMP

- LED-illuminated audio jacks

- Rear optical S/PDIF out port

- Premium audio capacitors

- Audio cover

Back Panel I/O

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® port

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)

8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (7 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)

1 x HDMI® port

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port

1 x Marvell® AQtion 10Gb Ethernet port

5 x LED-illuminated audio jacks

1 x Optical S/PDIF out port

1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button

1 x Clear CMOS button

Internal I/O

Fan and Cooling related

1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header

1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header

2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers

2 x 4-pin Radiator Fan headers

2 x W_PUMP+ headers

1 x WB_SENSOR header

1 x 2-pin Water In header

1 x 2-pin Water Out header

1 x 3-pin Water Flow header

Power related

1 x 24-pin Main Power connector

2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector

1 x 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector

Storage related

3 x M.2 slots (Key M)

1 x DIMM.2 slot supports 2 x M.2 slots (Key M)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

USB

1 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 port (USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous

1 x 6-pin ARGB Gen 2 header to support 2 x ARGB Gen 2 headers

1 x Addressable Gen 2 header

1 x AURA RGB header

1 x BIOS Switch button

2 x BCLK button

1 x FlexKey button

1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)

1 x LN2 Mode jumper

1 x Osc sence header

12 x ProbeIt Measurement Points

1 x ReTry button

1 x RSVD switch

1 x RSVD header

1 x Safe Boot button

1 x Slow Mode switch

1 x Start button

1 x V_Latch switch

1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header

1 x Thermal Sensor header

Special Features

Extreme OC Kit

- FlexKey button

- LN2 Mode

- Probelt

- ReTry button

- Safe boot button

- Start button

- Slow Mode

Extreme Engine Digi+

- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors

- MicroFine Alloy Choke

ASUS Q-Design

- M.2 Q-Latch

- PCIe Slot Q-Release

- Q-Code

- Q-Connector

- Q-DIMM

- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])

- Q-Slot

ASUS Thermal Solution

- M.2 heatsink backplate

- M.2 heatsink

- Steel backplate

- VRM heatsink design

ASUS EZ DIY

- BIOS FlashBack™ button

- Clear CMOS button

- CPU Socket lever protector

- ProCool II

- Pre-mounted I/O shield

- SafeSlot

- SafeDIMM

AURA Sync

- ROG AURA sync backplate

- AURA RGB header(s)

- Addressable Gen 2 header(s)

Dual BIOS

OLED 2"

Front Panel USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 with Quick Charge 4+ Support

- Support: up to 60W charging*

- Output: 5/9/15/20V max. 3A, PPS:3.3–21V max. 3A

- Compatible with QC 4.0/3.0/2.0, PD3.0 and PPS

* To support 60W, please install the power cable to 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector or can only support 27W

ASUS HYDRANODE

- 2 x Chassis fan support* (CHA_FAN1P,CHA_FAN2P)

* Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software

- GameFirst VI

- ROG CPU-Z

- ROG True Voltician

- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion

- Sonic Radar III

- DTS® Sound Unbound

- BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)

ASUS Exclusive Software

Armoury Crate

- AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)

- AURA Creator

- AURA Sync

- Fan Xpert 4

- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation

- OLED Display

- AniMe MatrixTM LED Display

AI Suite 3

- Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking

TPU

EPU

DIGI+ Power Control

Turbo app

MyAsus

WinRAR

UEFI BIOS

AI Overclocking Guide

ASUS EZ DIY

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 3

- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

MemTest86

BIOS

2 x 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables

1 x 1-to-3 ARGB splitter cable

1 x 1-to-2 ARGB splitter cable

2 x 1-to-4 fan splitter cables

1 x RGB extension cable

3 x ROG weave SATA 6G cables

4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

1 x 3-in-1 Thermistor cables pack

ROG Fan Controller

1 x ROG Fan Controller

1 x Fan EXT PWR cable

1 x ARGB input cable

1 x USB input cable

1 x ROG Fan Controller 3M Mounting tape

1 x Fan Controller manual

ROG DIMM.2 with Heatsink

1 x ROG DIMM.2 with heatsink

1 x M.2 pad for ROG DIMM.2

2 x M.2 screw package for ROG DIMM.2

ROG True Voltician

1 x ROG True Voltician

4 x cables for ROG True Voltician

Miscellaneous

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas

1 x M.2 SSD screw package

1 x Q-connector

1 x ROG CLAVIS DAC

1 x ROG graphics card holder

1 x ROG key chain

1 x ROG logo plate stickers

1 x ROG screwdriver

1 x ROG stickers

1 x ROG thank you card

1 x Thermal pad package for M.2 heatsink

Installation Media

1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers

Documentation

1 x User guide

Form Factor

EATX

30.5cm x 27.7cm

Delivery Options

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If you're local to us, and would istead like to collect your order from our store, then this option is perfect for you. Not only is it free, but you can also choose when you would like to collect your order in hourly slots, Monday to Saturday. Just give us a couple of hours to get your order ready, and you will recieve a confirmation email telling you to pop on by.

Our store is open until 5:30pm Mon-Sat, so you have plenty of time after work to drop in.