ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Intel 12th Generation ATX Motherboard
ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Motherboard
GET READY FOR THE NEWEST GENERATION
Introducing the newest series of Z690 motherboards – ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi from ASUS. ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi puts 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors at center stage, with beefed-up power delivery, cooling, cutting-edge connectivity options, and a range of accoutrements that effortlessly propel builds to maximum performance. This series flagship is your ticket to next-level gaming.
Please note: This motherboard is compatible with 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**
** Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
12th Gen Intel®
Teamed Power Architecture and Power Solution
1. Supports the latest 12th Gen Intel® Processors
2. Dual Channel Memory, Max. 128GB, DDR5 / Supports Intel® XMP and OPTIMEM II
3. 18 1 Power Stages
4. Expansion Slots:
• 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot (x16 or x8) CPU | • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slot Chipset
• 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (x4 or x4/x4) Chipset | • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot (x4) Chipset
5. Three M.2 Onboard Slots:
• 1 x M.2 (PCIe5.0 x4) | • 1 x M.2 (PCIe4.0 x4) | • 1 x M.2 (PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA)
2 x M.2 Slots on ROG Hyper M.2 Card / (PCIe4.0 x4)
Experience DDR5 Overclocking Strength
PUSH FREQUENCY AND TIMINGS TO THE MAX
ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi is armed with all the essentials you need to create a gaming PC with top-tier performance. Heavy-duty power delivery and optimized cooling provide the weapons you need to push any gaming build to its limits. Intelligent controls enable easy management of overclocking, cooling and networking settings. And Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation helps ensure crystal-clear in-game communication.
A DEDICATED CIRCUIT FOR DDR5 MEMORY
Ordinarily, a restricted PMIC that has been unlocked requires the system to be fully power-cycled each time memory voltage is adjusted. ROG motherboards leverage special onboard hardware and firmware to cleverly work around this irksome limitation, enabling voltage adjustments to be applied through the same soft system-reset process employed for previous generations of DDR memory.
1. 18 1 power stages and low-side MOSFETS
2. Alloy chokes and durable capacitors
3. 8 8-pin PROCOOL II power connectors
4. DIGI power control (VRM)
5. Multi-layered 6 layer PCB
AI Overclocking at a Glance
ROG engineers developed and extensively-tested intelligent software solutions to ensure your system stays in optimal condition. Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push each system to its limits.
DESIGNED BY EXPERTS
For each new motherboard platform, ROG in-house experts painstakingly profile thousands of processors and system configurations to hone the highly advanced algorithm of AI Overclocking.
The algorithm analyses your CPU and system cooling, and then defines optimal voltage and frequency settings. Predicted values can be applied manually or engaged automatically to save time.
Once activated, the AI Overclocking utility continually tracks vital system stats, making profile adjustments to account for changes in system usage or ambient temperature.
Top-level PC Performance Demands Exceptional Cooling
The ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi is armed with Two thick VRM heatsinks connected by a heat pipe and bonded to a pre-mounted metal I/O shield provide ample surface area and mass to handle the power needs of high-performance 12th Gen Intel processors. High-grade thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
An M.2 heatsink with a direct-contact heat pipe delivers ample surface area, enabling optimal running temperatures for PCIe 5.0 M.2 NVMe drives, even when airflow is restricted. The M.2 heatsinks keep the M.2 SSDs at optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability. The integrated M.2 backplate help ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.
1. Integrated I/O Cover & VRM Heatsinks
2. Thermal Pads
3. M.2 Combo-Sink
4. Two M.2 Heatsinks
5. Two M.2 Backplates
Outshine the Competition
PERSONALIZE AND GEAR UP WITH ROG COMPONENTS
In addition to elite performance, 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 and third-party lighting strips that can connect to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
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, a pattern of grids and slashes, touches of mirror finish, and a leather ROG logo deliver a variety of carefully crafted surface textures. Last but not least, a distinctive lighting pattern built into the M.2 Combo-Sink finishes off a colorful tour of the ROG worldview.
Expert Thermal Management
ROG Strix Z690 motherboards feature comprehensive cooling options that are configurable via the Fan Xpert 4 tool in Armoury Crate or within the UEFI BIOS.
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COOLING OPTIONS EVER
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers. A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
Create a Fully Customized Gaming Setup
DIY FRIENDLY PCIE SLOT Q-RELEASE
A physical button 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. The innovative Q-Latch makes it easy to install or remove an M.2 SSD without the need for specific tools. The design employs a simple locking mechanism to secure the drive and neatly eliminate traditional screws.
With one PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot delivering twice the speed of PCIe 4.0, two additional slots with PCIe 4.0, and two more 4.0 slots available on the bundled ROG Hyper M.2 Card, ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi leverages mighty CPU and chipset bandwidth to deliver the latest data transfers, Intel NVM Express® RAID, and high-capacity drive options that blaze past traditional SATA-based SSDs.
Supreme Networking Capability
WIFI 6E (802.11 AX)
Onboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band. It provides up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds and improved capacity as well as better performance in dense wireless environments.
INTEL® 2.5 GB ETHERNET
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, delivering up to 2.5X the speed of standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, low-lag gaming and high-resolution video streaming.
Fine-quality Components for Exceptional Clarity & Fidelity
UNIQUE DESIGN FEATURES FOR POWERFUL AUDIO
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi, 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. 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.
Full Connectivity Breakdown
ARMED WITH ALL THE ESSENTIALS
1. HDMI Port | 2. DisplayPort | 3. 4 x USB 2.0 Ports | 4. Clear CMOS Button | 5. BIOS Flashback Button
6. 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports | 7. 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports / 2x Type-A 1x Type-C | 8. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Ports
9. Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet | 10. Intel® Wi-Fi 6E | 11. Optical S/PDIF OUT | 12. Gold-Pated Audio Jacks
13. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C® Port | 14. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports | 15. 6x SATA 6Gb/s | 16. Thunderbolt header
Control your Rig with Armoury Crate
ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to provide centralized control of supported ROG gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate puts command of all your Aura gear at your fingertips with the new Aura Creator suite ready. The software also provides control of settings for a growing number of ROG products, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even offers dedicated product registration and ROG news feeds to help you stay in touch with the ROG gaming community.
Edition ROG STRIX Z690-E GAMING WIFI
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket 1700
Chipset Intel Z690
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR5
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
DDR5 – 4800
DDR5 – 5000(OC)
DDR5 – 5200(OC)
DDR5 – 5400(OC)
DDR5 – 5600(OC)
DDR5 – 5800(OC)
DDR5 – 6000(OC)
DDR5 – 6200(OC)
DDR5 – 6400(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB (4x32GB)
Audio ROG SupremeFX 7.1 HD Audio
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 5.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support N/A
AMD CrossFire Support N/A
Integrated Graphics Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU
On-Board Graphics Connectors None
1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA
2 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen4x4
1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen5x4
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
SATA Support N/A
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Support
1 x 24-pin (Power)
1 x 4-pin AIO_PUMP Connector
1 x 4-pin CHA_FAN connector
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
2 x 8-pin (Power)
3 x Addressable Gen 2 Header
1 x Aura RGB Header
1 x CPU_OV jumper
1 x Front Panel Audio Header
6 x SATA III – 6Gb/s
1 x System Panel Connector with Chassis Intrusion
1 x Temperature Sensor Header
1 x Thunderbolt header
1 x TPM (SPI_TPM) header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Connector
Network Interface Type
802.11ax WiFi LAN
Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN
1 x 802.11ax WiFi BT5.2
1 x Intel® I225V (2.5GbE LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)
5 x Audio I/O
1 x BIOS Flashback Button
1 x Clear CMOS Button
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
1 x WiFi Module
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm