Asus ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

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Intel®Z690 LGA 1700 ATX motherboard with PCIe®5.0, 16+1 DrMos, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Intel®2.5 Gb Ethernet, four M.2 slots with heatsinks PCIe 4.0 NVMe®SSD support, M.2 backplate, PCIe®Slot Q-Release, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®, SATA and AURA Sync RGB lighting

  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 12th Gen Intel Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
  • Optimal Power Solution: 16+1 DrMos with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: Integrated I/O cover and VRM heatsinks with high conductivity thermal pad, four onboard M.2 heatsinks and M.2 backplate for the M.2_1 slot
  • High-performance Networking: On-board Intel® WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI® 2.1 and DisplayPort™ 1.4 output, four M.2 slots, as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®
  • Intelligent Control:  ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation to simplify setup and improve performance
  • DIY Friendly Design: PCIe®Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, ROG Reusable Cable Organizer, pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack™ button, and Clr CMOS button
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including an RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 headers
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with ALC4080 with Savitech SV3H712 amplifier, along with DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III
  • Renowned Software: Bundled AIDA64 Extreme 60 days free trial version and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86

The ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 motherboard deploys robust power delivery and cooling to unleash the full force of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, all orchestrated by ASUS-exclusive intelligent controls that deliver advanced user experiences. Meanwhile, onboard WiFi 6 and ample PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots bring the speed that you need, and DIY-friendly innovations help simplify the PC building process. To top it all off, Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 dazzles with customizable RGB lighting and a refined brushed-metal finish.

ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE

ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 provides up-rated power delivery and optimized cooling to push any gaming build to its limits. Intelligent controls enable easy management of overclocking, cooling and networking settings, while Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation ensures crystal-clear in-game communication. ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 is armed with all the essentials required to create a gaming PC with top-tier performance.

POWER DESIGN

Digital power control and an array of power stages provide the muscle needed to control the latest Intel CPUs.

POWER STAGES

16+1 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors can take full advantage of.

ALLOY CHOKES AND DURABLE CAPACITORS

Premium chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures, enabling performance that exceeds industry standards.

8+8 PIN PROCOOL II POWER CONNECTOR

ASUS 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 CONTROL

The 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 PCB

The PCB design quickly dissipates heat around the VRM to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.

Integrated I/O Cover and VRM Heatsinks

Connected by an L-shaped heat pipe, the two VRM heatsinks and aluminum I/O cover provide ample mass and surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel’s latest processors.

Thermal Pads

Specially engineered thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.

M.2 Heatsinks

Multiple M.2 heatsinks help maintain onboard M.2 NVME SSDs at optimal temperatures for consistent performance and reliability.

COOLER BY DESIGN

ROG Strix Z690 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELATION

This powerful ASUS-exclusive utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone* and incoming audio while preserving voices. Distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are removed so you can hear and be heard with perfect clarity while gaming or during calls.

ROG AI OVERCLOCKING

ROG AI Overclocking is an intelligent utility that helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings. Accessible via the AI Suite software in Windows or directly through the UEFI, the intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels. A range of customizable settings are available for seasoned overclockers, and an auto-tuning option is available for beginners.

AI COOLING

ASUS AI Cooling technology automatically manages and controls motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.

AI NETWORKING

The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technologies to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.

LEADING CONNECTIVITY

ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 delivers wickedly fast connectivity for supersmooth online experiences and ultrafast data transfers. Add alongside those perks, we’ve managed to cram in an advanced audio solution that allows you to pick out the smallest cues and home in on your opponents.

OptiMem III

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.

PCIe Performance

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.

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.

SUPREMEFX

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.

PLAY IN STYLE

Pair ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem to create a fully customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.

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.

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

PCIE® SLOT Q-RELEASE

A 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.

CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY

ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. Our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) provides a reference for identifying guaranteed-compatible components and memory.

THE ROG STRIX ECOSYSTEM AWAITS

Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more. ROG offers more choices than any other brand.

ROG GIVES YOU MORE

ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements so you can configure your gaming build the way you want. To further aid system setup and performance tuning, the highly acclaimed AIDA64 and MemTest86 utilities have also been added to the mix.

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

SONIC STUDIO III

ROG Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

DTS: SOUND UNBOUND

ROG Strix Z690 motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.

AIDA64 EXTREME

ROG Strix Z690 motherboards include an AIDA64 Extreme 60 days free trial. This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the OLED panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.

ARMOURY CRATE

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate’s Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers.

5-WAY OPTIMIZATION

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

Additional information

CPU

Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 10 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to http://www.asus.com for CPU support list.
** 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)/5000(OC)/4800(OC)/4700(OC)/4600(OC)/4500(OC)/4400(OC)/4266(OC)/4133(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3400(OC)/3333(OC)/3300(OC)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
OptiMem III
*Actual Memory frequency support depends on the CPU types and DRAM modules, for more information refer to http://www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

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 8K@60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4.
***Support 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI® 2.1.
**** VGA resolution support depends on processors' or graphic cards' resolution.

Expansion Slots

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

Storage

Intel® 12th Gen Processors
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110
– Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
Intel® Z690 Chipset
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)**
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports***
* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe RAID 0/1/5, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
** When M.2_4 is operating in SATA mode, SATA6G_2 will be disabled.
*** RAID configuration and optical disc drives are not supported on the SATA6G_E1-2 ports.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet

Wireless & Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 6
2×2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Supports 2.4/5GHz frequency band
Bluetooth v5.2

USB

Rear USB: Total 10 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
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 2×2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header support(s) additional 2 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 ALC4080
– 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
– Savitech SV3H712 AMP
– Premium audio capacitors
– Audio cover
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192 kHz is not supported for 7.1 Surround Sound audio.
** 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®)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®)
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 Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
1 x Clear CMOS button

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
5 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
Power related
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
2 x 8-pin +12V Power connectors
Storage related
4 x M.2 slots (Key M)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
USB
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector (support 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 CPU Over Voltage jumper
1 x 12-1 pin Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
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 Thermal Sensor header
1 x Thunderbolt™ header

Special Features

Extreme Engine Digi+
-5K Black Metallic Capacitors
ASUS Q-Design
– M.2 Q-Latch
– PCIe Slot Q-Release
– 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
– VRM heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
– BIOS FlashBack™ button
– BIOS FlashBack™ LED
– Clear CMOS button
– CPU Socket lever protector
– ProCool II
– Pre-mounted I/O shield
– SafeSlot
– SafeDIMM
AURA Sync
– AURA RGB header
– Addressable Gen 2 headers
ASUS HYDRANODE
– 1 x 12-1 pin Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
– 1 x Chassis fan support* (CHA_FAN1P)
* Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software
– GameFirst VI
– ROG CPU-Z
– Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion
– Sonic Radar III
– DTS® Sound Unbound
– Anti-virus software
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
– AIDA64 Extreme (60 days free trial)
– AURA Creator
– AURA Sync
– Fan Xpert 4
– Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
AI Suite 3
– Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking
TPU
EPU
DIGI+ VRM
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
FlexKey
MemTest86

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

Miscellaneous
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas
1 x Cable ties pack
1 x M.2 Rubber Package
1 x M.2 Q-Latch package
1 x ROG key chain
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x ROG Strix thank you card

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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