ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Review & Specs

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero WiFi 6E LGA 1700 PCIe 5.0 DDR5 20+1 power Stages 2.5Gb LAN 2x Thunderbolt 4 5x M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C PCIe 5.0 Hyper M.2 ATX

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  • Intel LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 12th Gen Intel Core processors and Windows 11, support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive tools including AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking(GameFirst VI) 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: VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, triple M.2 heatsinks and dual with embedded backplates, and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • High-performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E,Bluetooth V5.2, Intel 2.5Gb 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, 2xThunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C port).
  • 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 Graphics Card Holder
  • Industry-leading Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with ESS ES9018Q2C DAC for pinpoint positioning and dynamics
  • ROG Aesthetic: I/O cover with Polymo Lighting, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1 year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86

Specifications Overview

Model
  • ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO
  • MAXIMUS Z690 HERO
  • 90MB18E0-M0EAY0
Release Date November 2021

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series ROG
Socket LGA1700
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z690
Supported Memory DDR5:
4800Mhz 5200Mhz 5400Mhz 5600Mhz 5800Mhz 6000Mhz 6200Mhz 6400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC4082
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Back 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
Wireless LAN
Wi-Fi Generation 6
PCI-Express x16 Slots 3
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 3
M.2 Devices support
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0


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