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HERO

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 or 13th 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.

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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.

SPEC OVERVIEW

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

SPEC OVERVIEW

  • Power Solution
  • Memory

PERFORMANCE

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

COOLING

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

CONNECTIVITY

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

OPTIMIZATION

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

  • Aura Sync

PERSONALIZATION

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.

Awards

Video Reviews

A strong, strong assembly for games, all pieces of Asus

Ultimate $5000 Gaming Setup 2022! [ASUS PG48UQ, RTX 3090, Peripherals & More!]

NA

What we have seen is very impressive

The best gaming processor ?

My new Gaming PC

First look at Z690 and DDR5 !

WE REMAKE YOUR GAMING ROOM ! (ft. Guillaume)

I build a 5000€ Gaming PC !

I offer him a 4200€ GAMING PC

MY NEW ASUS ROG PC FOR 5000€! (+200 fps on Warzone)

I offered him a 6500€ Setup GAMER !

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

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

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

【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

NOICE BANGET LAH I ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO I Motherboard Review

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

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

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

Delivering the 160 Million PC to the Young Graphic Designer

FIRST WATER COOLING SYSTEM FOR COOLER MASTER HAF 700 EVO WITH MAXIMUS Z690 IN VIETNAM

The Game quality PC series is installed by Intel Core i7 12700k - ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

Break into the streamer TG Borng and the 133 million PC set - ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO

Cooler Master Cosmos C700M 30th Limited x Bitspower | First in Vietnam (teaser) ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO

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!

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

Very good performance

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​

ASUS ROG Gamepass PC Build RTX 4070 I5 13600 Z690 XkoGuru

THE MOTHERBOARD WITH DDR5 MEMORY IS HERE! ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO

INTEL 12TH GENERATION: NEW ROG Z690 CARD WITH DDR5 AND PCI-E 5.0! (HANDS ON)

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

ROG Full Games Collecting

Maherco Assembly #1: New Game 2022

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

Best in class for new generation!

Best board for i9 12900k with DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5!

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.

Finally Intel 12th Gen Core Series CPUs and matching Z690 Motherboards are available and I can't imagine a much better 1st time experience with the platform than on the ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO (Well, maybe I can, on the ROG MAXIMUS Z690 APEX :) )

Media Reviews

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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