IntelÂ® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 12th Gen Intel processors
Enhanced power solution: 16+1 DrMOS, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
AI Overclocking: Optimizes performance based on CPU and cooler loads to achieve results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts
AI Cooling: Manages and controls all motherboard fans, automatically optimizing settings based on current system load and temperature
Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation: Reduces background noise from the microphone and audio output for crystal-clear communication in games or video conferences
Comprehensive cooling: Large VRM heatsinks, M.2 heatsinks, M.2 backplate with Q-Latch, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
Next-gen connectivity: DDR5 memory, PCIeÂ® 5.0, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-CÂ®, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-CÂ®, Thunderboltâ„¢ 4 header support, 4 PCIeÂ® 4.0 M.2
Asus PRIME Z690-A LGA 1700 DDR5 ATX Motherboard
IntelÂ® Z690 (LGA 1700) ATX motherboard with PCIeÂ® 5.0, four M.2 slots, 16+1 DrMOS power stages, DDR5, HDMIÂ®, DisplayPortâ„¢, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-CÂ®, front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-CÂ®, Thunderboltâ„¢ 4 support and Aura Sync RGB lighting
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z690 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling performance tweaks to perfectly match the way you work to maximize productivity.
ASUS 5-Way Optimization makes your PC smart. Along with taking care of complex tuning and dynamically optimizing essential aspects of your system, it provides overclocking profiles that are tailored for your rig.
Easy Optimization is an automated tuning utility that enhances overclocking and cooling profiles for your unique system configuration.
A stress test feature allows you to optimize and overclock for CPU- or memory-centric workloads.
ASUS AI Overclocking
ASUS AI Overclocking is an intelligent utility that helps you get the most out of your build by automatically profiling your CPU and cooling system to predict optimal voltage and frequency settings.
Accessible via the AI Suite software in Windows or directly through the UEFI, the intuitive AI Overclocking user interface enables users of all levels. A range of customizable settings are available for seasoned overclockers, and an auto-tuning option is available for beginners.
ASUS AI Cooling function will automatically manage and control motherboard-connected fans to ensure optimal settings based on current system load and temperature.
Advanced Tuning for Serious Tweakers
An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.
Prime Z690 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
Prime Z690 series is built to handle the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 12th Generation IntelÂ® processors. ASUS Z690 motherboards provide all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
DDR5 Performance Enhancement
Prime Z690-A enhances DDR5 performance by providing overclocking options for not only high-speed kits, but even entry-level memory modules that have a locked power management IC (PMIC).
A dedicated circuit on the motherboard safely circumvents DDR5 memory PMIC restrictions, allowing you to step past the default 1.1-volt limit and push frequency and timings to the max.
Ordinarily, a restricted PMIC that has been unlocked requires the system to be fully power-cycled each time memory voltage is adjusted. Prime Z690-A leverages 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.
For users new to memory overclocking, Prime Z690-A includes the exclusive ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) firmware feature for PMIC-restricted memory modules. AEMP automatically detects the memory chips on your kit and then presents optimized frequency, timing and voltage profiles that you can effortlessly apply to unleash performance.
Four M.2 slots (up to 64 Gbps)
Prime Z690-A offers a total of four M.2 slots that support data-transfer speeds of up to 64 Gbps via PCIeÂ® 4.0, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.
IntelÂ® Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢, PentiumÂ® Gold and CeleronÂ® Processors
Supports IntelÂ® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and IntelÂ® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.
** IntelÂ® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.