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ROG MAXIMUS Z790 EXTREME

CPU

Intel® Socket LGA1700 for Intel® Core™ 14th & 13th Gen Processors, Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors*
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list.
** Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Intel® Z790 Chipset

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 192GB, DDR5 7800+(OC)/7600(OC)/7400(OC)/7200(OC)/7000(OC)/6800(OC)/6600(OC)/6400(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600/ 5400/ 5200/ 5000/ 4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
OptiMem III
* Supported memory types, data rate(Speed), and number of DRAM modules vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to www.asus.com for memory support list.
* Non-ECC, Un-buffered DDR5 Memory supports On-Die ECC function

Graphics

1 x HDMI® port*
2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (USB Type-C®) support DisplayPort 1.4 and Thunderbolt™ video outputs**
*Supports 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.  
** VGA resolution support depends on processors' or graphic cards' resolution.

Expansion Slots

Intel® CoreTM Processors (14th & 13th & 12th Gen)*
2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (supports x16 or x8/x8 modes)**
Intel® Z790 Chipset**
1 x PCIe 4.0x4 slot
* Please check the PCIe bifurcation table on the support site (https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1037507/).
** M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIEX16(G5)_2. When M.2_1 is enabled, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will be disabled.
- To ensure compatibility of the device installed, please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/ for the list of supported peripherals.

Storage

Total supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
Intel® CoreTM Processors (14th & 13th & 12th Gen)*

M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110  (supports PCIe 5.0 x4 mode)**
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
Intel® Z790 Chipset
M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)
DIMM.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
DIMM.2_2 slot (Key M) via ROG DIMM.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports***
* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
** M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIEX16(G5)_2. When M.2_1 is enabled, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will be disabled.
*** RAID configuration and boot drives are not supported on the SATA6G_E1-2 ports.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x Marvell® AQtion 10Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless & Bluetooth

Wi-Fi 6E
2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*
Supports Intel® Double Connect Technology
Bluetooth® v5.3**
* WiFi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries.
** The Bluetooth version may vary, please refer to the Wi-Fi module manufacturer's website for the latest specifications.

USB

Rear USB (Total 10 ports)
1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (7 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
Front USB (Total 10 ports)
1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C® with up to 60W PD/QC4+)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support additional 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 110 dB SNR recording input
- Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback on front panel
Audio Features
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ESS® ES9218 QUAD DAC
- LED-illuminated audio jacks
- Rear optical S/PDIF out port
- Premium audio capacitors
- Audio cover
*The rear panel Line out port does not support spatial audio. If you wish to use spatial audio make sure to connect your audio output device to the audio jack on the front panel of your chassis.

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
8 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (7 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port
1 x Marvell® AQtion 10Gb Ethernet port
5 x LED-illuminated audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x BIOS FlashBack™  button
1 x Clear CMOS button

Internal I/O Connectors

Fan and Cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
2 x 4-pin Radiator Fan headers
2 x W_PUMP+ headers
1 x WB_SENSOR header
1 x 2-pin Water In header
1 x 2-pin Water Out header
1 x 3-pin Water Flow header
Power related
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
1 x 6-pin PCIe Power connector
Storage related
3 x M.2 slots (Key M)
1 x DIMM.2 slot supports 2 x M.2 slots (Key M)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
USB
1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C® )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support 4 additional USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
Miscellaneous
1 x 6-pin ARGB Gen 2 header to support 2 x ARGB Gen 2 headers
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header
1 x Aura RGB header
2 x BCLK button
1 x BIOS Switch button
1 x FlexKey button
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper
1 x Osc sense header
12 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1 x ReTry button
1 x RSVD switch
1 x RSVD header
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x Slow Mode switch
1 x Start button
1 x V_Latch switch
1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header
1 x Thermal Sensor header

Special Features

Extreme OC Kit
- FlexKey button
- LN2 Mode
- ProbeIt
- ReTry button
- Safe boot button
- Start button
- Slow Mode
Extreme Engine Digi+
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
- MicroFine Alloy Choke
ASUS Q-Design
- M.2 Q-Latch
- PCIe Slot Q-Release
- Q-Code
- Q-Connector
- Q-DIMM
- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
- Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- M.2 heatsink backplate
- M.2 heatsink
- Metal backplate
- VRM heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- Clear CMOS button
- CPU Socket lever protector
- ProCool II
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
- SafeSlot
- SafeDIMM
Aura Sync
- ROG Aura Sync backplate
- Aura RGB header
- Addressable Gen 2 headers
Dual BIOS
2" LiveDash Color OLED
Front Panel USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 with Quick Charge 4+ Support

- Support: up to 60W charging*
- Output: 5/9/15/20V max. 3A, PPS:3.3–21V max. 3A
- Compatible with PD3.0 and PPS
* To support 60W, please install the power cable to the 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector or else only 27W will be supported.

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software
- GameFirst VI
- ROG CPU-Z
- ROG True Voltician
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- BullGuard or equivalent internet security (1-year full version)
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
- Fan Xpert 4 (with AI Cooling II)
- Power Saving
- AniMe Matrix™
- Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation
- OLED Display
AI Suite 3
- Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking
- TPU
- DIGI+ Power Control
- Turbo app
- PC Cleaner
MyAsus
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
MemTest86

BIOS

2 x 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME, PXE

Accessories

Cables
1 x 1-to-3 ARGB splitter cable
1 x 1-to-2 ARGB splitter cable
2 x 1-to-4 fan splitter cable
3 x ROG weave SATA 6G cables
1 x 3-in-1 Thermistor cables pack
ROG Fan Controller
1 x ROG Fan Controller
1 x Fan EXT PWR cable
1 x ARGB input cable
1 x USB input cable
1 x ROG Fan Controller velcro tape
1 x Fan Controller manual
ROG DIMM.2 with Heatsink
1 x ROG DIMM.2 with heatsink
1 x M.2 pad for ROG DIMM.2
2 x M.2 screw package for ROG DIMM.2
ROG True Voltician
1 x ROG True Voltician
4 x cables for ROG True Voltician
Additional Cooling Kit
1 x Thermal pad for M.2
1 x DDR5 Fan holder
Miscellaneous
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas
1 x Q-connector
1 x ROG key chain
1 x ROG logo plate sticker
1 x ROG multi-bit screwdriver
1 x ROG stickers
1 x ROG VIP card
1 x Screw package for M.2 SSD
Installation Media
1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers
Documentation
1 x User guide

Operating System

Windows® 11, Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

E-ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 10.9 inch (30.5 cm x 27.7 cm)
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