Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO, Intel Z690, 1700, ATX, 4 DDR5, HDMI, 2 Thunderbolt, Wi-Fi, 2.5GB LAN, PCIe5, Hyper M.2 Card, RGB, 5x M.2

£633.97 (inc VAT)

Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO, Intel Z690, 1700, ATX, 4 DDR5, HDMI, 2 Thunderbolt, Wi-Fi, 2.5GB LAN, PCIe5, Hyper M.2 Card, RGB, 5x M.2

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ASUS 90MB18E0-M0EAY0

Intel Z690 ATX motherboard with 20+1 power stages, DDR5, Five M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 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
  • Optimised Thermal Design: Large VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminium 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 2×2 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 Personalisation: 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

 

ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
 
The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is a quintessential strand of the Republic of Gamers DNA, replete with high-octane components to satisfy users who seek an introduction to the enthusiast-grade Maximus line. Its arsenal of cooling, power delivery and connectivity stands ready to handle whatever the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors throw at it. And with its new animated Polymo lighting display on the I/O cover that dazzles with vibrant RGB logos and patterns, the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero has the looks to match its leverage.
 

Intelligent Motherboard
 
Intelligent software solutions help ensure that your system performs at its best. The latest ASUS AI-powered enhancements span four pillars of performance, including overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio, making advanced tweaks and optimisation accessible to new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans alike.
Performance
 
With tailored power delivery and support for the latest high-performance memory, ROG Maximus Z690 Hero easily handles the demands of Intel Alder Lake-S processors. It features an intelligent VRM design that’s rated for 90 amps, plus carefully selected components and memory layout optimisations to cater to enthusiasts looking to create a battle-ready rig with balanced performance.
 

Cooling

Top-level PC performance demands exceptional cooling. The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is armed with robust VRM and chipset heatsinks that provide the perfect balance of mass and surface area for heat dissipation. Load up with an AIO or custom cooling loop paired with your choice of fans to keep thermals under complete control.
 
Connectivity
 
The latest connectivity solutions – WiFi 6E, PCIe 5.0 and two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports empower supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. And for enthusiasts looking for high-fidelity audio, the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec takes gaming immersion to a whole new level while also saving a PCIe slot.
 

Optimisation
 
ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is packed with intuitive and flexible tools that give builders next-level control of system performance.

Personalisation
 
In addition to elite performance, ROG Maximus Z690 Hero introduces the new Polymo Lighting display, gracing the I/O cover with an eye-catching microstructural array of light and colour. This intricate design features two RGB patterns, empowering builders to show off a luminous RGB style that they won’t see anywhere else.
 

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Additional information

Weight 3.8000 kg
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Tech Specs

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Specification

  • Motherboard Type: Desktop
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Socket: Intel 1700
  • Chipset: Intel Z690
  • #Hide#DDR Type: DDR5
  • CPU Support: Click here for CPU support
  • RAM Technology: DDR5 (Dual Channel)
  • RAM Slots: 4 x DIMM
  • RAM Speeds: Up to 6400+(OC)
  • Maximum Memory: 128GB
  • Graphics: Integrated Graphics*

    *Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types

  • Graphics Ports: 1 x HDMI
    2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB Type-C) support DisplayPort 1.4 and Thunderbolt video outputs
  • PCI/PCI Express: 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16
    1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Storage: 6 x SATA III
    1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110) – PCIe
    1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) – PCIe
    1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280) – SATA & PCIe
    Hyper M.2_1 via Hyper M.2 card (2242/2260/2280/22110) – PCIe
    Hyper M.2_2 via Hyper M.2 card (2242/2260/2280/22110) – PCIe
  • RAID: “Intel Rapid Storage supports NVMe RAID 0/1/5, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10”
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6E
    2×2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
    Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band
    Bluetooth v5.2 hardware ready
  • LAN: 2.5GB LAN
  • Audio: ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082
  • USB Ports Supported: “2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C (at back)
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (at back)
    6 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (at back)
    4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (at mid-board)
    6 x USB 2.0 (2 at back, 4 at mid-board)
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C front panel connector”
  • Back Panel I/O Ports: “2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C
    7 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (6 Type-A, 1 Type-C)
    2 x USB 2.0
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Wi-Fi Module
    1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
    5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    1 x BIOS FlashBack  button 
    1 x Clear CMOS button “
  • Internal I/O Connectors: 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan
    1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan
    1 x 4-pin AIO Pump
    4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan
    1 x W_PUMP+
    1 x 2-pin Water In
    1 x 2-pin Water Out
    1 x 3-pin Water Flow
    1 x 24-pin Main
    2 x 8-pin +12V
    1 x 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card
    3 x M.2 (Key M)
  • .: 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
    2 x USB 3.2 Gen1
    2 x USB 2.0
    3 x Addressable Gen 2
    1 x AURA RGB
    1 x FlexKey button
    1 x Front Audio
    1 x SPI TPM (14-1pin)
    1 x Start button
  • .: 1 x ReTry button
    1 x 10-1 pin System Panel
    1 x Thermal Sensor
  • Accessories: 1 x ARGB RGB extension cable
    1 x RGB extension cable
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
    ROG Hyper M.2 Card
    1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas
    1 x M.2 Q-Latch package & 2 for M.2 backplate
    1 x M.2 Rubber Package
    1 x Q-connector
    1 x ROG Graphics card holder
  • Additional Features: See Overview
  • Package Type: Retail
  • Package Weight: 3.8000 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • #Hide#M.2 Slot(s): Yes (M.2)
  • #Hide#RGB Lighting: Yes (RGB)
  • #Hide#No. LAN Ports: 1 x LAN
  • #Hide#Max LAN Speed: 2.5GB LAN
  • #Hide#Wi-Fi: Yes (Wi-Fi)