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Intel® Z690 ATX motherboard with 20+1 power stages, DDR5, Five M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector, Dual Thunderbolt™ 4, PCIe® 5.0, Onboard WiFi 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: 20+1 teamed power stages rated for 90 A, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes and premium metallic capacitors


  • Optimized Thermal Design: Large VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, triple M.2 heatsinks and two M.2 backplates, plus ROG Water-Cooling Zone and ROG Hyper M.2 card with heatsinks.


  • High-Performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGaurd.


  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 5.0, dual Gen 4 M.2 onboard, ROG Hyper M.2 card with Gen 5 M.2 support, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 front-panel connector, dual Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C® ports).


  • Industry-Leading Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with ESS® ES9018Q2C DAC for pinpoint positioning and dynamics


  • Unmatched Personalization: I/O cover with Polymo Lighting, 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, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, M.2 Q-Latch, SafeSlot, ROG Hyper M.2 card and ROG Graphics Card Holder


  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86


What we have seen is very impressive

The best gaming processor ?

My new Gaming PC

First look at Z690 and DDR5 !

I offer him a 4200€ GAMING PC


ASUS is traditionally well represented in the high-end segment.

...it brings two Thunderbolt 4 ports to this segment, which was pretty rare to see before.

CPU review with MB exposure

We got our hands on the new 12th Gen Intel motherboard with the Z690 chipset! The new ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard now features a new socket with a new installation mechanism, a lot of new features like the Q-Release button (thank you) and also DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5!

The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard is officially launched. New chip, new motherboard. Let Christina take you on a tour to find out what's new!

Special Thanks to ASUS ROG Malaysia & Intel for their sponsorship

【Huan】 Intel你終於回來了!! 當今最強的遊戲處理器: i9-12900K feat. ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO&CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM

For some reason, I got a Core i9-12900K from ASUS. I also got an 80,000 yen motherboard.

A CPU beyond M1 Max and Ryzen 9 was born [Core i9-12900K].

【自作PC】AMD今までありがとう。今年はintel CPUで快適にゲームします!| パーツ構成紹介編


OVERCLOCKER vs AI OC (feat. ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO + Core i9-12900K) - Indonesia

Core i7 ALDER LAKE JUGA TERNYATA SANGAT MENARIK! | Intel Core i7 12700KF (Ft. ROG Maximus Z690 Hero)

CPU GAMING TERBAIK 2021? Review Intel Core i9-12900K 'Alder Lake' feat G.Skill DDR5-6000 - Indonesia

ASUS has made two nice innovations here, including screwless, flip M.2 mounting and a GPU latch release button that you can press when you can't reach the lock to remove the graphics card.

The most beautiful plus in terms of design is the Polymo Lighting screen used in the new series. This screen, where mini patterns are created with various colors, highlights the design on its own.

I think there is a wonderful thing called Q Release on the motherboard, when you press it, it unlocks the first PCI Express slot.

Especially the colored screens called "Polymo Lighting" on the mosfet and chipset coolers reveal a really stylish image.

Congratulations to ASUS, after Q latch, they added PCI Express latch (Q Release), they are improving more and more every day.

TUF Gaming B660-Plus WiFi meets the needs of the new generation. The motherboard did not forget to add PCIe 5.0 support, which comes with 12th generation Intel processors.

This motherboard is a beast!

Very good performance

One of the best motherboards for the new Intel 12 Gen plataform.

In the role of the motherboard - a magnificent ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero, with the wildest cool power system, support for PCIe 5.0, three M.2 drives and a huge heatsink, and even with RGB backlight on top!

The new motherboards are supported by DDR4 and DDR5 - I have both options. But we will leave the comparison of motherboards for separate videos.

In my opinion, this is a gaming PC for 2022 with top parameters, top hardware, which demonstrates simply phenomenal results.

Here is a complete "stuffing" - top components, PCI-Ex 5.0 and support for DDR5​



ALDER LAKE HAS ARRIVED! Unboxing the ASUS ROG kit with Z690 and DDR5 memories

from first sight, you do not need a lot of time to know the quality of the "Hero" model from ASUS with 20+1 power stages, a lot of new Features from ASUS with 5 slots for the m.2 Gen 4 and 1 PCI-E Gen 5 M.2 Raid Card and a very distinct cooling for the power circuit and m.2 storage units I can’t wait for my first Performance test on this beast

I was very impressed by ASUS’s thinking about the comfortability of users and their innovation of PCIe Q-Release button and the ASUS m.2 Q-Latch

Video review from the channel konsumer

To make the test even better, I added an even more powerful ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO motherboard and of course the same Kingston DDR5 RAM, as well as the Kingston KC3000 SSD.


ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is a quintessential strand of the Republic of Gamers DNA, replete with high-octane components to satisfy users who seek an introduction to the enthusiast-grade Maximus line. Its arsenal of cooling, power delivery and connectivity stands ready to handle whatever the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors throw at it. And with its new animated Polymo lighting display on the I/O cover that dazzles with vibrant RGB logos and patterns, the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero has the looks to match its leverage.

The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard is designed for users who want to step into enthusiast territory.

Intelligent Motherboard

Intelligent software solutions help ensure that your system performs at its best. The latest ASUS AI-powered enhancements span four pillars of performance, including overclocking, cooling, networking and onboard audio, making advanced tweaks and optimization accessible to new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans alike.


  • Performance
  • Cooling
  • Gaming Immersion
  • Connectivity
  • DIY friendly


  • Power Solution
  • Memory


With tailored power delivery and support for the latest high-performance memory, ROG Maximus Z690 Hero easily handles the demands of Intel Alder Lake-S processors. It features an intelligent VRM design that’s rated for 90 amps, plus carefully selected components and memory layout optimizations to cater to enthusiasts looking to create a battle-ready rig with balanced performance.

  • Heatsinks
  • Headers


Top-level PC performance demands exceptional cooling. The ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is armed with robust VRM and chipset heatsinks that provide the perfect balance of mass and surface area for heat dissipation. Load up with an AIO or custom cooling loop paired with your choice of fans to keep thermals under complete control.

  • Networking
  • USB Ports
  • Storage
  • Audio


The latest connectivity solutions ― WiFi 6E, PCIe® 5.0 and two Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® ports ― empower supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. And for enthusiasts looking for high-fidelity audio, the SupremeFX ALC4082 codec takes gaming immersion to a whole new level while also saving a PCIe slot.

  • Differential Sensing


ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is packed with intuitive and flexible tools that give builders next-level control of system performance.

  • Aura Sync


In addition to elite performance, ROG Maximus Z690 Hero introduces the new Polymo Lighting display, gracing the I/O cover with an eye-catching microstructural array of light and color. This intricate design features two RGB patterns, empowering builders to show off a luminous RGB style that they won’t see anywhere else.