ASUS Prime Z690-A

ASUS Prime Z690-A


ASUS Prime series motherboards are expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 12th Generation Intel® processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z690-A provides users and PC DIY builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.

ASUS Prime Z690-A offers a sleek, futuristic-looking build with a black and white finish, space-shuttle-inspired design elements, metallic nameplate and PCB cover.

  • Model

    Brand ASUS
    Model PRIME Z690-A
    Part Number 90MB18L0-M0AAY0

    Supported CPU

    CPU Socket Type LGA 1700

    * Designed with dual mounting holes compatible with both Intel LGA1700 and LGA1200 cooling brackets.
    CPU Type Supports 12th Gen Intel Core Processors
    Supports Intel Pentium Gold / Celeron Processors

    * Refer to for CPU support list.
    Supported CPU Technologies Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0*

    * Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.


    Chipset Intel Z690

    Onboard Video

    Onboard Video Chipset Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic


    Number of Memory Slots 4×288pin (DDR5)
    Memory Standard DDR5 6000(OC) / 5800(OC) / 5600(OC) / 5400(OC) / 5200(OC) / 5000(OC) / 4800

    * Refer to for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    Maximum Memory Supported 128GB
    Channel Supported Dual Channel

    Expansion Slots

    PCI Express 5.0 x16 1 x PCI Express 5.0 x16

    * Actual support may vary by CPU.
    * Please check PCIe bifurcation table in support site.
    PCI Express 3.0 x16 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16

    * Supports x4 mode.
    PCI Express x4 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4
    PCI Express x1 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1

    Storage Devices

    SATA 6Gb/s 4 x SATA 6Gb/s
    M.2 Intel 12th Gen Processors:
    M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110
    - Intel 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.

    Intel Z690 Chipset:**
    M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
    M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
    M.2_4 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)

    * 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.
    Intel Optane Ready Yes

    Onboard Audio

    Audio Chipset Realtek S1220A
    Audio Channels 7.1 Channels

    Onboard LAN

    LAN Chipset Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
    Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000/2500Mbps

    Rear Panel Ports

    Back I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port(s) (1 x USB Type-C)
    3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (2 x Type-A, 1 x Type-C )
    4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 x Type-A)
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI port
    1 x Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet port
    5 x Audio jacks
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out port

    Internal I/O Connectors

    Onboard USB 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector (support(s) USB Type-C)
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
    2 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
    Other 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)
    4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header(s)
    1 x W_PUMP+ header(s)
    3 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
    1 x AURA RGB header(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS button
    1 x COM Port header
    1 x CPU Over Voltage jumper
    1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
    1 x Power button
    1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)
    1 x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
    1 x Thermal Sensor header
    1 x Thunderbolt header

    Physical Spec

    Form Factor ATX
    LED Lighting RGB
    Dimensions (W x L) 12.0" x 9.6"
    Power Pin 1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
    2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector

    Windows Compatibility

    Windows 11 Supported


    Features Special Features:
    - DIGI+ VRM (- Digital power design with DrMOS)
    - Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
    - ESD Guards
    - LANGuard
    - Overvoltage Protection
    - SafeSlot
    - Stainless-Steel Back I/O
    ASUS Q-Design
    - M.2 Q-Latch
    - 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
    - VRM heatsink design
    - Box headers
    - Clear CMOS button
    - CPU socket lever protector
    - ProCool
    - Pre-mounted I/O shield
    AURA Sync
    - AURA RGB header(s)
    - Addressable Gen 2 header(s)

    Software Features:
    ASUS Exclusive Software
    Armoury Crate
    - AURA Creator
    - AURA Sync
    - Fan Xpert 4
    - Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
    AI Suite 3
    - 5-Way Optimization with AI Overclocking
    Turbo app
    DTS:X Ultra
    Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial version)
    AI Overclocking Guide
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3

    256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

    WOL by PME, PXE

    Operating System:
    Windows 11 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit