ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX 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
- 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: 24+0 teamed power stages rated for 105A, 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 1year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86
High quality components
Dual 8+8-pin ProCool II power connectorsTwo ProCool connectors ensure a snug and reliable connection to the EPS 12V power lines.
24+0 power stagesThe VRM features 24+0 power stages, each rated to handle 105 amps.
MicroFine alloy chokesEach power stage is accompanied by a high-permeability alloy-core choke rated to handle 45 amps.
SMD capacitorsInput and output filtering is rated to last thousands of hours at high operating temperatures.
DDR5 WITH AEMP
ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP) is an exclusive 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.
COOLER BY DESIGN
VRM and aluminum I/O heatsinkA VRM heatsink on the MOSFETs and chokes is connected to the aluminum I/O cover via an embedded U-shaped heatpipe to increase mass and surface area for dissipation.
PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card heatsinkBundled PCIE 5.0 M.2 card with m.2 heatsink and thermal pads.
Aluminum M.2 HeatsinkAn aluminum heatsink cover efficiently cools M.2 drives mounted in the onboard slots.
Chipset heatsinkA dedicated chipset heatsink draws heat away to maintain optimum operating temperatures.
ROG Maximus Z690 Apex features the most comprehensive cooling options ever.
Multiple temperature sourcesEach header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or UEFI.
4-pin PWM/DC fan headers and ASUS HYDRANODEEvery onboard header auto-detects any PWM or DC fan, with three chassis fan headers offering ASUS HYDRANODE support.
AIO pumpA dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
NEXT GENERATION NETWORKING
WiFi 6EOnboard WiFi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum in the 6 GHz band, providing up to three times the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band and up to seven 160 MHz bands to deliver ultrafast wireless networking speeds along with improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments.
Intel® 2.5 Gb EthernetOnboard Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, smooth lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.
WiFi 6E antennaThe antenna has two built-in transmitters and receivers to enable faster transmission speeds, and it supports the 2.4, 5 and 6 GHz bands.
*WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi. To learn more about the ASUS WiFi 6 ecosystem, please visit: asus.com/content/WiFi6/#WIFI-6E
USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 TYPE-C® FRONT-PANEL CONNECTOR WITH QUICK CHARGE 4+
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 adds an additional lane that can boost Type-C data transfers with speeds of up to 20 Gbps. The port also features Quick Charge 4+ technology that can quickly charge devices up to 60 W with a PCIe power supply cable plugged into the nearby 6-pin connector.
USB 3.2 GEN 2X2® PORTS
A USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® port at the rear and an additional front panel header onboard provide data transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps for the latest devices.
DUAL ONBOARD M.2 SLOTS
ROG Maximus Z690 Apex is equipped with dual onboard M.2 slots, which offer PCIe 4.0 support for the latest GPUs and high-speed SSDs.
PCIE 5.0 M.2 CARD
For those seeking faster storage options, the bundled ROG Hyper M.2 Card includes a PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot, complete with a large heatsink to help keep high-performance storage within an optimal temperature range.
ROG SupremeFX audio technology delivers an exceptional 113 dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection to provide best-ever recording quality. There's also a low-dropout regulator for cleaner power delivery to the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec, and an ESS® 9018Q2C integrated DAC capable of reaching -115dB THD+N to provide playback that conveys all the subtlety and nuances of the audio track.>Learn more about ROG audio technology
Audio Line ShieldingBlocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
Savitech SV3H712 AmplifierThe integrated Savitech amplifier greatly improves THD+N performance from 72 dB to 83 dB to deliver pristine audio quality.
ALC 4082 codecThe ALC4082 codec uses a USB interface instead of the conventional high definition audio (HDA) interface and improves playback audio resolution from 192 to 384 kHz.
Switching MOSFETSUnique design allows the codec's impedance-sensing function to be ported with either the front or rear headphone outputs
CapacitorsFine-quality components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
ROG Maximus Z690 series includes a one-year AIDA64 Extreme subscription, a tool that provides detailed information about hardware and software, as well as benchmarks to measure the 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 LCD panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.
*Support available for ROG Ryujin II and later models.Learn More About AIDA64 >
Gear up with ROG components — from graphics card and monitors to mice and keyboards. And up your game with complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility. The ROG ecosystem is more extensive than any competing brand, so you’ll enjoy greater choice as your system expands.
|CPU Socket Type||LGA 1700|
|Memory Capacity||128GB (4 x 32GB) RAM|
|Memory Speed||DDR5 6600 MHz|
|MOB Chipset||Intel Z690|
|MOB Memory Slots||2 X DDR5|
|MOB Form Factor||ATX|
|M.2 Connector||5 x M.2 Socket|
|Wireless Lan||Intel Wi-Fi 6E|
|PS/2 port||2 x PS/1|
|SATA Connector||6 x SATA 6Gb/s|
|USB Type-C Port||1 x USB Type-C|
|USB 3.2 Port||5 x USB 3.2, 6 x USB 3.1|
|USB 2.0 Port||2 x USB 2.0|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 years|
|Product Family||ROG MAXIMUS|