Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX DDR5 ATX Motherboard

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    • Socket LGA1700 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: 24+0 teamed power stages rated for 105 A, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes and premium metallic capacitors
    • Optimized Thermal Design: Enlarged VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, dual M.2 heatsinks with embedded backplates and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
    • High Performance Networking: Onboard Wi-Fi 6E, Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGuard.
    • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 5.0, PCIE 5.0 M.2 card with Gen 5 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector
    • Industry Leading Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4080 codec with Savitech SV3H712 amplifier for high-fidelity audio
    • Unmatched Personalization: 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, V-Latch switch, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, SafeSlot and ROG graphics card holder
    • Renowned Software: Bundled 1-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86

    Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX DDR5 ATX Motherboard

    Intel® Z690 ATX motherboard with 24+0 power stages, DDR5, Five M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector with Quick Charge 4+ Support, PCIe® 5.0, Onboard Wi-Fi 6E and Aura Sync RGB lighting

    ROG Maximus Z690 Apex is the premiere choice for those who seek a combination of raw speed and cutting-edge tech like DDR5 memory, PCIe 5.0, and truckloads of power delivery for the most performant 12th Gen Intel Core processors available. Its streamlined layout is engineered for ultra-low latency and maximal bandwidth, to empower users to discover the limits of performance and define new world records.

    AUTO-EXTREME TECHNOLOGY

    Auto-Extreme Technology is an automated manufacturing process that sets new standards in the industry by allowing soldering to be completed in a single pass. This reduces thermal strain on components and avoids the use of harsh cleaning chemicals, resulting in less environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption, and a more reliable product overall.

    OVERCLOCKING

    ROG Maximus Z690 Apex makes overclocking accessible to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. Its beef-up power solution caters to the demands of 12th Gen Intel processors, while ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile technology makes it easy to ramp up DDR5 performance.

    COOLING

    A comprehensive cooling solution is vital to a pursuit of performance. ROG Maximus Z690 Apex includes robust heatsinks and the ROG Water-Cooling Zone, a set of fan and sensor headers that help keep temperatures in check.

    CONNECTIVITY

    Maximus Z690 Apex delivers supersmooth WiFi 6E connectivity, extensive M.2 slots, and high-end audio – the essentials for any setup.

    OPTIMIZATION

    ROG Maximus Z690 Apex is packed with intuitive and flexible tools like 5-Way Optimization and a UEFI BIOS interface, giving users next-level control of system performance.

    PERSONALIZATION

    In addition to extraordinary performance and advanced tech, ROG Maximus Z690 Apex elevates aesthetics with extruded aluminum and touches of RGB lighting, for building a system that truly stands apart.

    Specifications

    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 www.asus.com for CPU support list.
    • * Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types. 

    Chipset

    • Z690

    Memory

    • 2 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR5 6600(OC)/6400(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/ 5400(OC)/ 5200(OC)/ 5000(OC) / 4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
    • Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    • *Supported memory types, data rate(Speed), and number of DRAM module vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to www.asus.com for memory support list.

    Expansion Slots

    • Intel® 12th Gen Processors
    • 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (supports x16 or x8/x8 modes)*
    • Intel® Z690 Chipset**
    • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
    • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
    • * When the PCIE 5.0 M.2 card is installed on the PCIEX16(G5)_2, PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only.
    • ** Supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIe slot.

    Storage

    • Supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
    • Total supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
    • Intel® 12th Gen Processors*
    • M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280
    • - Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
    • PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot (Key M) via PCIe 5.0 M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110
    • - Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 5.0 x4 mode
    • Intel® Z690 Chipset**
    • M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)
    • DIMM.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
    • DIMM.2_2 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
    • 6 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.
    • *** RAID configuration and boot drives are not supported on the SATA6G_E1-2 ports.

    Ethernet

    • 1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
    • ASUS LANGuard

    Wireless & Bluetooth

    • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E
    • Wi-Fi 6E
    • 2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 
    • Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*
    • Bluetooth v5.2
    • * WiFi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries, and function will be ready in Windows 11 or later. 

    USB

    • Rear USB:
    • Total 10 ports
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port(s) (1 x USB Type-C®)
    • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (5 x Type-A)
    • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 x Type-A)
    • Front USB:
    • Total 9 ports
    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
    • 2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

    Audio

    • ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080
    • - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    • - Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    • - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input
    • - Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback
    • Audio Features 
    • - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    • - Savitech SV3H712 AMP
    • - Gold-plated audio jacks
    • - Rear optical S/PDIF out port
    • - Premium audio capacitors
    • - Audio cover

    Back Panel I/O Ports

    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
    • 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (5 x Type-A)
    • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
    • 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  
    • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard (purple) port 
    • 1 x PS/2 Mouse (green) port 
    • Intrernal I/O Connectors
    • Fan and Cooling related
    • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header(s)
    • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header(s) 
    • 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header(s) 
    • 3 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header(s) 
    • 2 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan header(s) 
    • 1 x W_PUMP+ header(s) 
    • 1 x 2-pin Water In header 
    • 1 x 2-pin Water Out header 
    • 1 x 3-pin Water Flow header
    • Power related
    • 1 x 24-pin Main Power connector 
    • 2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector 
    • 1 x 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector 
    • Storage related  
    • 2 x M.2 slots (Key M)  
    • 1 x DIMM.2 slot supports 2 x M.2 slots (Key M) 
    • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports 

    USB  

    • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)  
    • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports 
    • 2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
    • Miscellaneous
    • 1 x 80 Light Bar jumper
    • 3 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s) 
    • 1 x AURA RGB header(s) 
    • 2 x BCLK button 
    • 1 x BIOS Switch button  
    • 1 x FlexKey button  
    • 1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP) 
    • 1 x LN2 Mode jumper  
    • 1 x OSC sence header 
    • 1 x Pause switch 
    • 12 x ProbeIt Measurement Points 
    • 1 x ReTry button 
    • 1 x RSVD header
    • 2 x RSVD switches
    • 1 x Safe Boot button
    • 1 x Slow Mode switch  
    • 1 x Start button 
    • 1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header 
    • 1 x Thermal Sensor header 
    • 1 x Thunderbolt™  header 
    • 1 x V_Latch switch 

    Special Features

    • Extreme OC Kit
    • - FlexKey button
    • - LN2 Mode 
    • - Probelt 
    • - ReTry button 
    • - Safe boot button 
    • - Start button 
    • - Slow Mode 
    • Extreme Engine Digi+ 
    • - Black Metallic Capacitors 
    • - MicroFine Alloy Choke  
    • ASUS Q-Design  
    • - M.2 Q-Latch 
    • - PCIe Slot Q-Release 
    • - Q-Code
    • - Q-Connector 
    • - Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
    • - Q-Slot
    • ASUS Thermal Solution
    • - M.2 heatsink backplate
    • - M.2 heatsink
    • - VRM heatsink design
    • ASUS EZ DIY
    • - BIOS FlashBack™ button
    • - Clear CMOS button
    • - CPU Socket lever protector
    • - ProCool II
    • - Pre-mounted I/O shield
    • - SafeSlot
    • - SafeDIMM
    • AURA Sync
    • - AURA RGB header(s)
    • - Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
    • Dual BIOS
    • Front Panel USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 with Quick Charge 4+ Support
    • - Support: up to 60W charging*
    • - Output: 5/9/15/20V max. 3A, PPS:3.3–21V max. 3A
    • - Compatible with QC 4.0/3.0/2.0, PD3.0 and PPS
    • * To support 60W, please install the power cable to 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector or can only support 27W.
    • ASUS HYDRANODE
    • 3 x Chassis fan support (CHA_FAN1P,CHA_FAN2P,CHA_FAN3P)
    • * Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.

    Software Features

    • ROG Exclusive Software
    • - ROG CPU-Z 
    • - GameFirst VI 
    • - ROG True Voltician  
    • - Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion 
    • - Sonic Radar III 
    • - DTS® Sound Unbound  
    • - BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)
    • ASUS Exclusive Software
    • Armoury Crate
    • - AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)
    • - AURA Creator
    • - AURA Sync
    • - Fan Xpert 4
    • - Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
    • AI Suite 3
    • - Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking
    •  TPU
    •  EPU
    •  DIGI+ Power Control 
    •  Turbo app 
    • MyAsus 
    • WinRAR 
    • UEFI BIOS 
    • AI Overclocking Guide 
    • ASUS EZ DIY  
    • - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3  
    • - ASUS EZ Flash 3  
    • - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode 
    • MemTest86

    BIOS

    • 2 x 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

    Manageability

    • WOL by PME, PXE

    Accessories

    • Cables
    • 1 x ARGB RGB extension cable
    • 1 x RGB extension cable 
    • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s cables  
    • 1 x 3-in-1 Thermistor cables pack  
    • ROG DIMM.2 with Heatsink 
    • 1 x ROG DIMM.2 with heatsink 
    • 1 x M.2 pad for ROG DIMM.2 
    • 2 x M.2 screw package for ROG DIMM.2 
    • PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card  
    • 1 x PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card 
    • 1 x M.2 screw package for PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card 
    • ROG True Voltician 
    • 1 x ROG True Voltician 
    • 4 x cables for ROG True Voltician 
    • Miscellaneous 
    • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas  
    • 1 x Q-connector 
    • 2 x M.2 Q-Latch packages for M.2 backplate 
    • 1 x ROG Graphics card holder 
    • 1 x ROG key chain 
    • 1 x ROG stickers 
    • 1 x ROG thank you card 
    • Installation Media 
    • 1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers  
    • Documentation 
    • 1 x User manual 

    Operating System

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

    Form Factor

    • ATX
    • 30.5cm x 24.4cm