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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO Motherboard

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO

Intel® Z690 ATX motherboard with 20+1 power stages, DDR5, Five M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector, Dual Thunderbolt™ 4, PCIe® 5.0, Onboard WiFi 6E and Aura Sync RGB lighting

  • Socket LGA 1700 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: 20+1 teamed power stages rated for 90 A, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes and premium metallic capacitors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: Large VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, triple M.2 heatsinks and two M.2 backplates, plus ROG Water-Cooling Zone and ROG Hyper M.2 card with heatsinks.
  • High-Performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGaurd.
  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 5.0, dual Gen 4 M.2 onboard, ROG Hyper M.2 card with Gen 5 M.2 support, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector, dual Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C® ports).
  • Industry-Leading Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with ESS® ES9018Q2C DAC for pinpoint positioning and dynamics
  • Unmatched Personalization: I/O cover with Polymo Lighting, 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, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, M.2 Q-Latch, SafeSlot, ROG Hyper M.2 card and ROG Graphics Card Holder
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86

 

Specification

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 MT/s Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

*Actual memory data rate depends on the CPU types and DRAM modules, for more information refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)

Graphics

1 x HDMI® port**

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 [email protected] as specified in HDMI 2.1.

Expansion Slots

Intel® 12th Gen Processors*

2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)**

Intel® Z690 Chipset***

1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (supports x4, x4/x4 modes)

* Please check PCIe bifurcation table in Chapter 1.

** When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will run x8 only and if ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_2, PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only.

*** Supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIe slot.

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 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.)

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

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

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

Intel® Z690 Chipset**

M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode)

M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)

Hyper M.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (suppports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)***

Hyper M.2_2 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (suppports 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.

*** When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1, Hyper M.2_1 slot can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_2, Hyper M.2_1 slot can support PCIe 5.0 x4 mode. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G4), Hyper M.2_1 and Hyper M.2_2 slots can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.

**** When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1 or PCIEX16(G5)_2, Hyper M.2_2 slot will be disabled. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G4), Hyper M.2_1 and Hyper M.2_2 slots can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.

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

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet

ASUS LANGuard

Wireless & Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E

2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)

Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*

Bluetooth v5.2 hardware ready**

* WiFi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries, and function will be ready in Windows 11 or later.

USB

Rear USB:

Total 11 ports

2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (2 x USB Type-C®)

7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (6 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)

2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)

Front USB:

Total 9 ports

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

- Gold-plated audio jacks

- Rear optical S/PDIF out port

- Premium audio capacitors

- Audio cover

Back Panel I/O Ports

2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® ports

7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (6 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)

2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)

1 x HDMI® port

1 x Wi-Fi Module

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port

5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

1 x Optical S/PDIF out port

1 x BIOS FlashBack™  button

1 x Clear CMOS button

Internal I/O Connectors

Fan and Cooling related

1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header

1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header

1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header

4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers

1 x W_PUMP+ 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)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

USB

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

3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers

1 x AURA RGB header

1 x FlexKey button

1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)

1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)

1 x Start button

1 x ReTry button

1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header

1 x Thermal Sensor header

Special Features

Extreme OC Kit

- FlexKey button

- ReTry button

- Start button

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 heatsinks

- 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

- AURA RGB header(s)

- Addressable Gen 2 header(s)

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

- 3 x Chassis fan support* (CHA_FAN1P,CHA_FAN2P,CHA_FAN3P)

* Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software

- ROG CPU-Z

- GameFirst VI

- 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

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

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables

1 x ARGB RGB extension cable

1 x RGB extension cable

4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

ROG Hyper M.2 Card

1 x ROG Hyper M.2 Card with heatsink

2 x M.2 screw packages for ROG Hyper M.2 Card

Miscellaneous

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas

1 x M.2 Q-Latch package

2 x M.2 Q-Latch packages for M.2 backplate

1 x M.2 Rubber Package

1 x Q-connector

1 x ROG Graphics card holder

1 x ROG stickers

1 x ROG key chain

1 x ROG thank you card

Installation Media

1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers

Documentation

1 x User Guide

Operating System

Windows® 11 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Warranty

3 Years

Note*

Price, feature and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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