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ROG Maximus Z790 Formula

The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula is the ultimate motherboard to feature our head-turning Moonlight White aesthetic. Beneath this bold expression lies a powerhouse arsenal of features, including the exclusive HybridChill VRM cooling system ready to elevate 14th-gen Intel® processors, advanced DDR5 settings, a multitude of PCIe 5.0 slots for both graphics cards and storage, blistering Intel® Wi-Fi 7 networking and a full slate of customizable ARGB lightning to make your premium build truly stand out from the crowd.

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The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula is the ultimate partner for any next-gen Intel processor
  • x1 onboard M.2 slot, and x2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots

  • Effortless performance boost

  • One-click fan tuning

  • 20+1+2 Power Stages

SPEC OVERVIEW

  • Cooling
  • Gaming Immersion
  • Connectivity

Extreme Power & Performance

Performance specs of the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula Performance specs of the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula
  1. DUAL PROCOOL II POWER
    CONNECTORS
  2. 20+1+2 POWER STAGES
  3. EXPANSION SLOTS

    ・ 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 Safeslots (x16, x8/x8)

    ・ 1 x PCIe 4.0 x4 Slot

  4. INTEL® SOCKET LGA 1700

    For 14th & 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, and 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, and Celeron® Processors

  5. DDR5, 4 X DIMM

    ・ Max. 192GB

    ・ Dual Channel

  6. 5 X M.2 SLOTS

    ・ 1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 5.0 x4)

    ・ 4 x M.2 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)

PERFORMANCE

  • Power Design
  • Memory

ROG OVERCLOCKING TECHNOLOGIES

Maximize your CPU’s performance potential with intuitive tools that offer advanced control and monitoring.

  • Differential Sensing

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 lets you automatically optimize performance.

COOLING

  • Heatsinks
  • Headers
  • ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • Compatibility

HybridChill

The ASUS HybridChill water block leverages a fusion of passive and liquid cooling to achieve highly efficient VRM operation. Its copper water channels resist corrosion and offer excellent heat dissipation, while its threaded fittings use the G1/4” industry standard to ensure compatibility with a wide variety of custom cooling setups.

The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula features HybridChill cooling solution support liquid cooling and passive VRM heat dissipation.
  1. Metal cover
  2. G1/4" threaded design
  3. Watertight rubber gasket
  4. Electroless Nickel Plating
  5. Waved Fin Channel
  6. Full Copper Design

CONNECTIVITY

  • USB Ports
  • Audio
  • WIFI 7

    Next-gen WiFi 7* chipset introduces all-new ultrawide 320 MHz channel bandwidth in the 6 GHz band and 4096 QAM, delivering up to 2.4X ultra-fast WiFi speeds**. The revolutionary Multi-Link Operation (MLO) provides a more stable WiFi connection and lower latency, unlocking the realms of the unknown in gaming, streaming, and industrial IoT.

    Learn more about Multi-link Operation (MLO) and WiFi 7 technology.

    *WiFi 7 features require onboard WiFi chipset, WiFi AP, and WiFi 7-supported operating systems to support the corresponding features. The 320 Mhz in the 6 GHz band may be unavailable in some regions / countries due to regulatory restrictions. Expected support for Multi-Link Operation (MLO) will be available later this year (October 2023). Please visit the ASUS support page for more information.
    **Compared to WiFi 6E
  • 5Gb ETHERNET

    Low-latency gaming, speedy file transfers, and high-resolution video streaming are among the many perks of onboard Realtek 5 Gbps Ethernet.

  • ASUS WiFi Q-Antenna

  • Fast Check

  • Direction Finder

USB Wattage Watcher

USB Wattage Watcher allows users to monitor the current wattage delivered to a device connected to the USB 20Gbps Type-C front-panel connector. With USB Wattage Watcher, users can glance at their device's charging wattage in real-time and check on their device’s Fast-Charging status.

DIY-FRIENDLY FEATURES

  • PCIE® SLOT Q-RELEASE

  • M.2 Q-Latch

  • Q-Antenna

  • Q-CODE

  • Q-LED

  • BIOS FLASHBACK™ & CLEAR CMOS

OPTIMIZATION

  • AI Cooling II
  • TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELATION
  • AI Networking
ROG Maximus Z790 Formula 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.

A gaming scenario showcases two-way AI noise cancelation

TWO-WAY AI NOISE CANCELATION

This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce over 5 million types of background noise from incoming or outgoing audio, helping ensure crystal-clear communication in games or calls.

Hear the difference

AI ON

AI OFF

AI networking can be used to improve network performance

AI NETWORKING

GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate for an even better user experience. GameFirst optimizes networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time, based on intelligent algorithms designed for various application customizable usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms. The latest update includes dedicated support for NVIDIA® GeForce NOW to ensure the lowest latency possible during intense game streaming cloud gaming sessions. To provide a better user’s experience, GameFirst is now integrated into Armoury Crate.

PERSONALIZATION

  • 2” LIVEDASH OLED
  • Gaming Audio

GROW YOUR GAMING WORLD WITH AURA SYNC

Up your game with complementary Aura Sync enhanced aesthetics, featuring preset lighting effects that can be easily synchronized across compatible ROG graphics cards, monitors, keyboards, and mice to give your setup a unified look.

Learn more about Aura Sync

  • Static
  • Breathing
  • Strobing
  • Rainbow
  • Color cycle
  • Starry night
  • Music effect
  • Smart
  • Adaptive color
  • Dark
The ROG Maximus Z790 Formula features Aura Sync.
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

ADDRESSABLE GEN 2 RGB HEADERS

ARGB GEN2, POWERED BY AURA SYNC

The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can be controlled with Aura software, which automatically tailors your preferred lighting effects to the number of LEDs present in the connected gear or strip. The new headers also offer backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB components.

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Dare to Be Green

We at the Republic of Gamers are on a mission to create a sustainable future where all gamers can flourish on the planet we call home.

Every step counts, and as part of ROG’s commitment to creating a more sustainable future, ROG has begun to utilize post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and paper materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™) in the packaging of motherboard.

Intel® Unison™

Our latest ROG and ROG Strix Z790 WiFi 7 motherboards offer a seamless tech experience, complemented by a complimentary enablement of Intel Unison (free access until September 30, 2024).

Intel Unison lets you use a compatible tablet as a second display, wirelessly transfer content between your computer and tablet or phone, and to do thing like accessing your smartphone’s picture photos while you’re working on your PC. You can also keep an eye on your text messages and phone notifications while working on your PC and even make calls without touching your phone. Stay connected and in your flow with Intel Unison!

Learn more
Note: Certain functions are expected to be operational in Q4 2023; however, the actual support will be contingent upon Intel's preparedness.
a laptop, tablet and mobile phone with Intel Unison UI

Awards

Video Reviews

We're BUILDING the Gaming PC of KAMETO!

Today I'm going to talk about these six new Z790 motherboards from ASUS.

Our first look at ASUS's newly launched Intel Raptor Lake Refreshed motherboard, the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 Formula. The motherboard makes a comeback after missing out on the early Z790 launch for the 13th generation of Intel processors.

The ultimate gaming powerhouse, filled with cutting-edge ASUS components

Awesome motherboard

【自作PC】最新の人気白パーツで最強なゲーミングPC組んでみた!【CORSAIR】

We built a new buid. Of the components, the ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA motherboard is truly monstrous and the best you can get from an Intel chipset. Of the heatsink, on the other hand, we liked the fans with magnets.

Asus applied the successful "formula" used in the Z690 model and made its more modern version ready for future times.

Asus applied the successful "formula" used in the Z690 model and made its more modern version ready for future times.

This is one of those records that we can hardly find fault with, and as such it deserves the AX Diamond recognition.

Today we have the opportunity to review a motherboard that really looks like it was cast from one piece - the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula.

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