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ROG STRIX Z790-I GAMING WIFI

Intel® Z790 LGA 1700 Mini-ITX motherboard with 10 + 1 power stages, DDR5, two M.2 slots, PCIe® 5.0 NVMe® SSD slot, PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot, ROG Strix Hive with AI Overclocking button, Wi-Fi 6E, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® rear I/O port and front-panel connector, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and AI Cooling II

  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 13th Gen Intel® Core processors & 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
  • SFF Innovations: ROG Strix Hive moves OC controls and connectivity to the desktop while allowing for a larger audio solution, and the ROG FPS-II Card vertically mounts USB and SATA ports for a better building experience
  • Robust Power Solution: 10 + 1 power solution rated for 105A per stage with ProCool II power connectors, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
  • Optimized VRM Thermals: Thick heatsinks with integrated I/O cover high-conductivity thermal pads, and connected with an L-shaped heatpipe
  • Multi-Layer M.2 Stack: Both a PCIe®5.0 M.2 slot and a PCIe 4.0 M.2 are sandwiched between thick heatsinks in a space-saving and thermally-efficient array
  • Abundant Connectivity: Two Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® rear I/O port and front-panel connector, four additional USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Gen 1 ports, PCIe 5.0 x16 SafeSlot, and HDMI® 2.1
  • High-Performance Networking: On-board Intel Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, AI Networking and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation to simplify setup and improve performance
  • Immersive Gaming Audio: ALC4050 with ESS® SABRE 9260Q DAC, along with DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and one addressable Gen 2 headers
  • DIY Friendly Design: AI Overclocking button, M.2 Q-Latch, Pre-mounted I/O shield, FlexKey button, BIOS FlashBack button, and Clear CMOS button
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 60-day AIDA64 Extreme free trial subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86

Video Reviews

BEST iTX motherboard for Intel's 12th and 13th GEN

For this build, we chose the ROG STRIX Z790-I Gaming WiFi motherboard that the company sent us. It has a really rich set of ports with a nice external dongle that further expands the available ports.

Media Reviews

ROG STRIX Z790-I GAMING WiFi

Rules are made to be broken. Smashing the conventions of what a mini-ITX motherboard can do, the ROG Strix Z790-I’s power delivery rivals that of full-scale titans and its stacked thermal array is more than a match for multi-core behemoths. It also expands the boundaries of connectivity, with the innovative ROG Hive, a hybrid audio and USB hub with an added twist - an AI Overclocking button makes tuning so easy, it feels like cheating.


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ROG Strix Z790-I Gaming WiFi motherboard
  • AI Overclocking

    Effortless performance boost

  • AI Cooling II

    One-click fan tuning

  • PCIe 5.0

    PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and onboard M.2

  • ROG Hive

    Audio, I/O, and controls at arm’s reach

  • 10 + 1 Power Stages

  • DDR5 Memory

  • Stacked Heatsink

  • DIY Friendly

  • Thunderbolt 4

  • WiFi 6E

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Cooling
  • Gaming Immersion
  • Connectivity

BUILT FOR SPEED AND EXPANSION

ROG Strix Z790-I performance specifications
ROG Strix Z790-I performance specifications
  1. 8-Pin ProCool II Power Connector
  2. 10 + 1 Power Stages
  3. Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors & 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, and Celeron® Processors
  4. Expansion Slot
    • 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 Safeslot (x16, x8/x8)​​
  5. DDR5 7600+ (OC)
    • 2 x DIMM
    • Dual Channel
  6. 2 x M.2 Slots
    • 1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 5.0 x4)​
    • 1 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)​

ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE

Throughout its compact frame, the Strix Z790-I teems with engineering tweaks that boost CPU and memory performance and lay a potent foundation for full-size SSDs and graphics cards.

  • PCIe 5.0
  • Power Design
  • Memory
  • Cooling

AI OVERCLOCKING

Tuning is now faster and smarter than ever before. ASUS AI Overclocking profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration and push the system to its limits. Predicted values can be engaged automatically or used as a launching ground for further experimentation.

AI Overclocking

LEADING CONNECTIVITY

The ATX experience thoughtfully scaled into mini-ITX: grace your desktop with the ROG Strix Hive for superb audio and control, build easier with the ROG FPS-II card, and make faster connections with the latest Thunderbolt and WiFi support.

  • ROG FPS-II Card
  • THUNDERBOLT
  • Networking

ROG STRIX HIVE

The all-new ROG Strix Hive brings critical controls and I/O within arm's reach, moving them from the cramped quarters of an SFF chassis to a compact peripheral that sits on the desktop. DIY-friendly buttons and diagnostic LEDs are brought front and center along with a large volume dial. On the sides, a varied group of I/O ports handle audio input and output and provide convenient connectivity for grab-and-go peripherals.

  • CONTROLS
  • USB
  • AUDIO
  • WHAT′s INSIDE?
ROG Strix Hive features DIY controls and functions
  • VOLUME DIAL

    System volume can be adjusted with the control dial. Twist the dial to turn volume up or down, and press it in to mute.

  • FLEXKEY

    The Flexkey button defaults to system reset, and can be changed to other quick access features like activating safe boot or turning Aura Sync on/off.

  • AI OVERCLOCKING

    Enable AI Overclocking with a physical button on the ROG Strix Hive. Changes will be applied on your next system restart.

  • BIOS FLASHBACK™

    BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest way to update BIOS. Drop a (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.

  • Q-LED

    Onboard LEDs indicate power status or issues with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.

HYPER-GROUNDING TECHNOLOGY

The Hive's audio PCB features ROG Hyper-Grounding technology, which divides up analog and digital current return paths across separate layers to reduce noise, lower crosstalk, and deliver purer sound.

ROG Strix Hive uses ROG hyper-grounding technology to deliver purer sound

ALC4050 CODEC & ESS® SABRE9260Q DAC

Typically, audio components are built into the motherboard's PCB. The ROG Strix Hive flips the script and offloads all of the audio processing to an external module. Inside, an ALC4050 codec is paired with an ESS® SABRE9260Q DAC, producing clean high-res audio with 118 dB SNR output and 94 dB SNR input and 32-bit / 384 kHz playback. I/O includes S/PDIF out that also supports 3.5mm mic input, and an additional 3.5mm combo jack that can host mics or headphones.

HYPER-GROUNDING TECHNOLOGY

The Hive's audio PCB features ROG Hyper-Grounding technology, which divides up analog and digital current return paths across separate layers to reduce noise, lower crosstalk, and deliver purer sound.

ROG Strix Hive features audio processing and I/O ports

PLAY IN STYLE

The black shrouds and gentle accents of the Strix Z790-I make it a solid foundation for nearly any rig, especially when coordinated with the vast range of offerings in the ROG ecosystem.

  • COMPATIBILITY
  • Ecosystem
  • PHOTO
  • VIDEO

UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX

Linear vents and subtle grid-like textures give the Strix Z790-I a stealthy form that blends in the shadows of most SFF builds. But if a little lighting hits the side of its M.2 shroud, its true colors show in the form of a prismatic sheen glinting off of the highly-reflective aluminum that outlines the embossed ROG logo.

The ROG Strix Z790-I front and back designs offer a clean, modern aesthetic

SOFTWARE UTILITIES

ROG-exclusive software delivers intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements so you can configure your gaming build the way you want.

  • Optimization
  • Gaming Audio
  • AIDA64 Extreme
  • Armoury Crate
  • TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELATION
  • AI NETWORKING
ROG Strix Z790-I AI Cooling II user interface

AI COOLING II

Balance the thermals and acoustics of any build with a single click. A proprietary ASUS algorithm slashes unnecessary noise while running a quick stress test, and then monitors CPU temperatures to dynamically adjust fans to optimal speeds.

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