ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI Motherboard Overview
The ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi motherboard deploys robust power delivery and cooling to unleash the full force of 12th Gen or 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, all orchestrated by ASUS-exclusive intelligent controls that deliver advanced user experiences. Meanwhile, support for DDR5 memory and PCIe® 5.0 video cards will put users on the cutting edge of high-performance PC tech. Onboard WiFi 6E 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 dazzles with customizable RGB lighting and a refined brushed-metal finish.
TEAMED POWER STAGES:
16+1 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors can take full advantage of.
ALLOY CHOKES AND DURABLE CAPACITORS:
High-end 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.
DDR5 Overclocking Strength
Comprehensive memory tuning options are the cornerstone of ROG motherboards. For DDR5, the Maximus Z690 lineup breaks performance limits by providing a stacked suite of overclocking parameters for not only high-speed kits, but even entry-level memory modules that have a locked power management IC (PMIC).
A multi-layered printed circuit board design quickly dissipates heat around the voltage regulators to improve overall system stability and provide the CPU with more overclocking headroom.
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 with your favorite modules and maximize the throughput of the 12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.
With four strategically placed M.2 slots, ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi 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.
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.
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.
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 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.