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ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX

CPU

Intel® Socket LGA1700 for Intel® Core™ 14th & 13th Gen Processors, Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors

Chipset

Z690

Memory

2 x DIMM, Max. 96GB, DDR5 6600(OC)/6400(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/ 5400(OC)/ 5200(OC)/ 5000(OC) / 4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*Supported memory types, data rate(Speed), and number of DRAM module vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to www.asus.com for memory support list.

Expansion Slots

Intel® 13th & 12th Gen Processors
2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (supports x16 or x8/x8 modes)*
Intel® Z690 Chipset**
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot
* When the PCIE 5.0 M.2 card is installed on the PCIEX16(G5)_2, PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only.
** Supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIe slot.

Storage

Supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Total supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
Intel® 13th & 12th Gen Processors*
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280
- Intel® 13th & 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot (Key M) via PCIe 5.0 M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110
- Intel® 13th & 12th Gen processors support PCIe 5.0 x4 mode
Intel® Z690 Chipset**
M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (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 NVMe RAID 0/1/5, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
** Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH attached M.2 slots.
*** RAID configuration and boot drives are not supported on the SATA6G_E1-2 ports.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard

Wireless & Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E
Wi-Fi 6E
2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*
Bluetooth v5.2
* WiFi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries, and function will be ready in Windows 11 or later.

USB

Rear USB: Total 10 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port(s) (1 x USB Type-C®)
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (5 x Type-A)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 x Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
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 ALC4080
- 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 113 dB SNR recording input
- Supports up to 32-Bit/384 kHz playback
Audio Features
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Savitech SV3H712 AMP
- Gold-plated 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 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (5 x Type-A)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks 
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port 
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button  
1 x Clear CMOS button  
1 x PS/2 Keyboard (purple) port 
1 x PS/2 Mouse (green) port 

Internal I/O Connectors

Fan and Cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header(s)
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header(s) 
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header(s) 
3 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header(s) 
2 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan header(s) 
1 x W_PUMP+ header(s) 
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 Graphics Card connector 
Storage related  
2 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 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)  
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
Miscellaneous
1 x 80 Light Bar jumper
3 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s) 
1 x AURA RGB header(s) 
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 sence header 
1 x Pause switch 
12 x ProbeIt Measurement Points 
1 x ReTry button 
1 x RSVD header
2 x RSVD switches
1 x Safe Boot button
1 x Slow Mode switch  
1 x Start button 
1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header 
1 x Thermal Sensor header 
1 x Thunderbolt™ header 
1 x V_Latch switch 

Special Features

Extreme OC Kit
- FlexKey button
- LN2 Mode 
- Probelt 
- ReTry button 
- Safe boot button 
- Start button 
- Slow Mode 
Extreme Engine Digi+ 
- SMD Capacitors 
- MicroFine Alloy Choke  
ASUS Q-Design  
- M.2 Q-Latch 
- PCIe Slot Q-Release 
- Q-Code
- Q-Connector 
- Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
- Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- M.2 heatsink backplate
- M.2 heatsink
- 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
- AURA RGB header(s)
- Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
Dual BIOS
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 QC 4.0/3.0/2.0, PD3.0 and PPS
* To support 60W, please install the power cable to 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector or can only support 27W.
ASUS HYDRANODE
3 x Chassis fan support (CHA_FAN1P,CHA_FAN2P,CHA_FAN3P)
* Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software
- ROG CPU-Z 
- GameFirst VI 
- ROG True Voltician  
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion 
- Sonic Radar III 
- DTS® Sound Unbound  
- BullGuard Internet Security (1-year full version)
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)
- AURA Creator
- AURA Sync
- Fan Xpert 4
- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
AI Suite 3
- Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking
 TPU
 EPU
 DIGI+ Power Control 
 Turbo app 
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 ARGB RGB extension cable
1 x RGB extension cable 
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cables  
1 x 3-in-1 Thermistor cables pack  
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 
PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card  
1 x PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card 
1 x M.2 screw package for PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card 
ROG True Voltician 
1 x ROG True Voltician 
4 x cables for ROG True Voltician 
Miscellaneous 
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas  
1 x Q-connector 
2 x M.2 Q-Latch packages for M.2 backplate 
1 x ROG Graphics card holder 
1 x ROG key chain 
1 x ROG stickers 
1 x ROG thank you card 
Installation Media 
1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers  
Documentation 
1 x User manual 

Operating System

Windows® 11, Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX
30.5cm x 24.4cm
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