Asus Prime Z690M-Plus D4 Intel LGA 1700 Micro-ATX Motherboard

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Intel® Z690 (LGA 1700) mATX motherboard with PCIe® 5.0, three M.2 slots, 10+1 DrMOS, DDR4, HDMI®, DisplayPort™, Intel® 1 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®, front USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C®, Thunderbolt™ 4 header and Aura Sync RGB lighting
  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 12th gen Intel® processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 10+1 DrMOS, 4-pin+8-pin ProCool connector, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Comprehensive cooling: Large VRM heatsinks, PCH heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
  • ASUS OptiMem II: Careful routing of traces and vias, plus ground layer optimizations to preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
  • Next-gen connectivity: DDR4, PCIe® 5.0, Intel® 1 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C®, Thunderbolt™ 4 header

ASUS Prime series motherboards are expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 12th Generation Intel® processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z690M-Plus D4 provides users and PC DIY builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.

FLEXIBILITY

Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z690 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling performance tweaks to perfectly match the way you work to maximize productivity.

All-Around Energy Efficiency

The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes energy savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Flexible Air- and Liquid-Cooling Controls

ASUS Fan Xpert 4 software provides comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AiO) cooler. Whether cooling with air or water, an Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There’s also an Extreme Quiet mode that reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks. Fans and AiO cooler can also be controlled via the UEFI BIOS.

Precise Digital Power Control

The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for ultimate stability and performance.

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

Advanced Tuning for Serious Tweakers

An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.

COOLING

Prime Z690 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.

Heatsinks

The PRIME Z690M-Plus D4 motherboard offers VRM heatsinks.The PRIME Z690M-Plus D4 motherboard offers VRM heatsinks.

VRM Heatsinks and High-quality Thermal Pads

Two massive VRM heatsinks and high-quality thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance.

Cooler by Design

Prime Z690 series features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 software or via the UEFI BIOS.

PERFORMANCE

Prime Z690 series is built to handle the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 12th Generation Intel® processors. ASUS Z690 motherboards provide all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.

Power Design

Stable power is essential to extract every last bit of performance out of 12th Generation Intel processors. Prime Z690M-Plus D4 is geared to cater to the demands of these high-core-count CPUs.

ProCool Connectors

Proprietary connectors augment the motherboard’s link to the PSU with 4 pin+8 pin connectors that pass 12 volts of power directly to the processors. Each jack features solid pins that can handle more current than hollow-pin connectors.

10+1 DrMOS

A VRM with 10+1 DrMOS delivers the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.

ASUS OptiMem II

Revisions to the motherboard’s trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.

Benefits of ASUS OptiMem II:

  • Improved memory stability and compatibility
  • Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
  • Improved memory frequency margin

DDR4 5333 (OC)

Improvements to trace routing design provide the latest Intel processors with enhanced access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce path distance, and it adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.

Three M.2 slots (up to 64 Gbps)

Prime Z690M-Plus D4 offers a total of three M.2 slots that support data-transfer speeds of up to 64 Gbps via PCIe® 4.0, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.

PCIe® 5.0 Slot

The 12th Gen Intel processors bring PCIe® 5.0 support to the market. PCIe® 5.0 offers twice the data transfer speed of PCIe® 4.0, making it robust enough to handle new data-heavy tasks. PCIe® 5.0 also brings other benefits, such as electrical changes to improve signal integrity, backward-compatible CEM connectors for add-in cards, and backward compatibility with previous versions of PCI Express.

USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®

Numerous USB ports support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including rear USB Type-C® connector with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 for transmission speeds of up to 20 Gbps.

Thunderbolt™ 4 Support

Prime Z690M-Plus D4 features Thunderbolt™ 4 support via an on-board header. With the latest Intel-certified ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add-on card, it can enable bi-directional speeds of up to 40 Gbps on a single cable. Additionally, this card has a daisy-chain function for multi-screen connection and supports up to an 8K resolution display. It can also provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.

Intel® 1 Gb Ethernet

Intel® Ethernet Connection I219-V reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.
Lower CPU workload High TCP and UDP throughput

M.2 Slot (key E)

Prime Z690M-Plus D4 motherboard comes along with a M.2 Slot (Key E) which can support type 2230 Wi-Fi/BT and Intel® CNVi (Integrated Wi-Fi/BT) module*

CUSTOMIZATION

Prime Z690 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, from exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality to intuitive RGB lighting controls that let you customize your system to create a uniquely personal look.

Audio

Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Audio Shielding

Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference. Separate Layer for Left and Right Tracks Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.

Premium Audio Capacitors

Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.

Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the strips and devices connected to the onboard RGB headers — and it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

Q-LED Core

The Q-LED Core display produces light patterns by power LED during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) that can help users troubleshoot potential issues.

Additional information

CPU

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

Chipset

Intel® Z690 Chipset

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4
5333(OC)/5133(OC)/5000(OC)/4800(OC)/4600(OC)/4400(OC)/4266(OC)/4133(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3400(OC)/3333(OC)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
OptiMem II
*Actual memory data rate depends on the CPU types and DRAM modules, for more information refer to http://www.asus.com for memory support list.

Graphics

1 x DisplayPort**
1 x HDMI® port***
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to http://www.intel.com for any updates.
**Support 4K@60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4.
***Support 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.

Expansion Slots

Intel® 12th Gen Processors*
1 x PCIe 5.0/4.0/3.0 x16 slot
Intel® Z690 Chipset**
1 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
* Please check PCIe bifurcation table in support site.
** Supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIe slot

Storage

Supports 3 x M.2 slots and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® 12th Gen Processors
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280
– Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
Intel® Z690 Chipset**
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)
4 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.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 1Gb Ethernet

Wireless & Bluetooth

M.2 slot only (Key E, CNVi & PCIe)
*Wi-Fi module is sold separately.

USB

Rear USB: Total 8 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (1 x Type-A)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)

Front USB: Total 7 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports*
* USB_E1 port, USB_E2 port, USB_E3 port and USB_E4 port share the bandwidth.

Audio

Realtek 7.1 Surround Sound High
Definition Audio CODEC*
– Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
– Supports up to 24-Bit/192 kHz playback
Audio Features
– Audio Shielding
– Premium audio capacitors
– Dedicated audio PCB layers
* A chassis with an HD audio module in the front panel is required to support 7.1 Surround Sound audio output.

Rear I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (1 x Type-A)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Intel® 1Gb Ethernet port
3 x Audio jacks

Internal 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
3 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
Power related
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
1 x 4-pin +12V Power connector
Storage related
3 x M.2 slots (Key M)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
USB
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 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 Clear CMOS header
1 x COM Port header
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x M.2 slot (Key E)
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)
1 x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
1 x Thunderbolt™ header

Special Features

ASUS 5X PROTECTION III
– DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with DrMOS)
– LANGuard
– Overvoltage Protection
– SafeSlot
– Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-Design
– Q-DIMM
– Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
– VRM heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
– ProCool
AURA Sync
– AURA RGB header
– Addressable Gen 2 headers

Software Features

ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
– AURA Sync
– Fan Xpert 4
AI Suite 3
-Performance And Power Saving Utility
TurboV EVO
EPU
DIGI+ VRM
ASUS CPU-Z
Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial version)
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
ASUS EZ DIY
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

BIOS

192 (128+64) Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

Miscellaneous
1 x I/O Shield
2 x M.2 SSD screw packages

Installation Media
1 x Support DVD

Documentation
1 x User guide

Operating System

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

Form Factor

Warranty

3 Years

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