Asus TUF Gaming Z690-Plus WiFi D4 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

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Intel® Z690 (LGA 1700) ATX gaming motherboard, 15 DrMOS power stages, PCIe® 5.0, DDR4 memory, four M.2 slots, WiFi 6 and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, HDMI®, DisplayPort™, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C, SATA 6 Gbps, Thunderbolt™ 4 support and Aura Sync RGB lighting
  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 12th Gen Intel Core™ processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 14+1 DrMOS, six-layer PCB, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Next-gen connectivity: PCIe® 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C®, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Thunderbolt™ 4 header support
  • Made for online gaming: WiFi 6, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet and TUF LANGuard
  • Two-way AI Noise-Cancelation: Reduces background noise from the microphone and audio output for crystal-clear communication in games or video conferences
  • Comprehensive cooling: Enlarged VRM heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, M.2 heatsinks, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 utility in Armoury Crate
  • Outshine RGB Aura Effect: Stylish edge and PCH lighting design, addressable RGB headers and RGB strip header support

Durable. Stable. Reliable.

ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 takes all the essential elements of the latest Intel® processors and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive cooling system, this motherboard offers rock-solid and stable performance for marathon gaming. Aesthetically, TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 sports the new TUF Gaming logo and incorporates simple geometric design elements to reflect the dependability and stability that defines the TUF Gaming series.

DrMOS

The onboard VRMs feature 14+1 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that 12th Gen Intel Core processors demand.The power stages are each rated to handle 80 amperes to provide stable performance for current and future Intel processors.

Six-Layer PCB Design

Multiple PCB layers optimize heat management for critical components, providing more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.

ProCool Connectors

Compared to traditional power inputs, ASUS ProCool connectors are built to tight specifications to ensure full contact with PSU power cables. The resulting lower impedance helps prevent hotspots and connector failure.

TUF Chokes

Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-solid power to the CPU, improving system stability.

TUF Capacitors

Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% wider temperature tolerance and five times longer lifespan.

Digi+ VRM

The integrated Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, optimized for ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.

Enlarged VRM heatsink

The extensive surface area of the massive heatsink covers the VRMs and chokes to improve heat dissipation.

Enlarged PCH heatsink

An expanded surface area for the chipset cooler maximizes performance and heat dissipation.

Three M.2 slots with heatsinks

Three out of four M.2 slots have dedicated heatsinks, keeping M.2 SSDs at optimal operating temperatures to ensure consistent performance and reliability.

Comprehensive Fan Controls

TUF GAMING Z690 motherboards feature comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via the Fan Xpert 4 utility or the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.

DRAM Overclocking Performance

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.

Four PCIe 4.0 M.2

The four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots support up to two 22110 devices and also provide NVMe SSD RAID support for incredible performance potential. Create a RAID configuration with up to four PCIe 4.0 storage devices to enjoy the fastest data transfer speeds.

PCIe 5.0

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

Front USB Port

A full complement of USB ports support high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® connector that provides data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C

Extensive USB support ensures connections to a wide array of peripherals. TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 includes a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C® port on the rear I/O panel that delivers increased bandwidth and transmission speeds of up to 20 Gbps.

Thunderbolt™ 4 Support

TUF GAMING Z690 series features Thunderbolt™ 4 support via an on-board header. With an Intel-certified ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add-on card* TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 can also 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.

Easy PC DIY

TUF GAMING motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want — even for first-time builders. The TUF GAMING Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software provides Fan Xpert 4 and hardware information and offers full full control of Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation, RGB lighting and peripheral settings. The TUF GAMING platform gives you the arsenal you need to build and optimize your dream gaming rig, without unnecessary complexity.

Build with Confidence

TUF GAMING Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC component brands to ensure compatibility across a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With new partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.

SafeSlot & SafeDIMM

PCIe 5.0 is 2x faster than PCIe 4.0, so we adapted our SMT manufacturing process for the faster SafeSlot, to ensure the highest data speeds. SafeSlot is a reinforced metal sheath added to a PCIe slot to keep a card firmly installed. Meanwhile, strong ASUS SafeDIMM sheathes support and protect memory modules on select ASUS motherboards, empowering you to insert your modules with speed, accuracy and confidence.

ESD Guards

ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV. Surface-mounted TVS diodes in a dual in-line package help protect your PC from voltage spikes.

TUF LANGuard

TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

DRAM Overvoltage Protection

Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

Stainless Steel Back I/O Panel

TUF GAMING motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a lifespan that’s three times longer than traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF GAMING motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.

Immersive Gaming

TUF GAMING Z690 motherboards provide a high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experiences, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.

Intel® WiFi 6

The Intel® WiFi 6 module is compatible with the 802.11ax standard and pushes theoretical peak bandwidth up to an incredible 2.4 Gbps. Perhaps more importantly for power users, it’s optimized for more efficient operation on crowded networks with a lot of competing traffic. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6. The WiFi antenna designs with four-way positioning that enables better signal reception, and a magnetic base to secure the antenna on the top or side of the PC case.

Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet

Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost with speeds that are up to 2.5x faster than standard Ethernet connections. This translates to incredibly fast file transfers, low-lag online gaming, and high-res video streaming.

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.

TUF Gaming audio chip protection

Enhanced electrical shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure the best quality.

High-definition audio

Premium audio capacitors provide warm, natural and immersive sound.

Audio shielding

Our specialized audio path design separates analog and digital signal domains to significantly reduce multi-lateral interference.

DTS Audio Processing

DTS Audio Processing enhances gaming headset and speaker audio experiences by reducing distortion and by providing deeper bass, so games, movies and music sound better. It also allows you to customize audio settings.

Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. TUF Gaming Z690 series features edge lighting to enhance its rugged look, and now the PCH heatsink gets RGB lighting to take the style even further. ASUS Aura offers full RGB control with a variety of functional presets for built-in LEDs as well as third-party strips you can connect to onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

The addressable Gen 2 RGB header is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new header also offers backward-compatibility with existing addressable RGB gear.

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**
* 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)/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 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.
** Supports max. 4K@60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4
***Supports 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 x16 slot
Intel® Z690 Chipset**
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
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 4 x M.2 slots and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® 12th Gen Processors
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110
– 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 & SATA modes)
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 mode)
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® 2.5Gb Ethernet
TUF LANGuard

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 8 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A)
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)

Front USB: Total 7 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 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

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
– Rear optical S/PDIF out port
– Premium audio capacitors
– Dedicated audio PCB layers
– Audio Cover

Rear I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A)
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
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 Optical S/PDIF out port

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
4 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
4 x M.2 slots (Key M)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
USB
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 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 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
1 x Thunderbolt™ header

Special Features

ASUS TUF PROTECTION
– DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with DrMOS)
– Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
– ESD Guards
– TUF LANGuard
– Overvoltage Protection
– Safeslot
– Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-Design
– M.2 Q-Latch
– Q-DIMM
– Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
– Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
– M.2 heatsink
– VRM heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
– CPU Socket lever protector
– ProCool
– Pre-mounted I/O shield
– SafeDIMM
AURA Sync
– AURA RGB header
– Addressable Gen 2 headers

Software Features

ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
– AURA Creator
– AURA Sync
– Fan Xpert 4
– Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
AI Suite 3
– Performance And Power Saving Utility
TurboV EVO
EPU
DIGI+ VRM
TUF GAMING CPU-Z
DTS Audio Processing
MyAsus
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 ASUS Wi-Fi moving antenna
2 x M.2 Rubber Packages
1 x M.2 SSD screw package
1 x TUF GAMING sticker

Installation Media
1 x Support DVD

Documentation
1 x TUF Certification card
1 x User guide

Operating System

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

Form Factor

Warranty

3 Years

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