ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

$720.00Price

Built with boosted power delivery, optimized cooling design, and support for the latest DDR5, the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero is well equipped to unleash the full potential of the 12th Gen Intel Core processors. It also packs future-ready connectivity to keep you ahead of the competition, including PCI 5.0 for VGA card and M.2 (via Hyper M.2 add-on card) SSD, USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 (20 Gbps), dual Thunderbolt 4, onboard WiFi 6E, and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet. And boasting DIY-friendly design, comprehensive tuning options, and meticulously crafted heatsinks with animated Polymo lighting display on the I/O cover, the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero gives you a head start on your dream build.

  • Model

    Brand ASUS
    Series ROG
    Model MAXIMUS Z690 HERO
    Part Number 90MB18E0-M0AAY0

    Supported CPU

    CPU Socket Type LGA 1700

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

    Chipsets

    Chipset Intel Z690

    Onboard Video

    Onboard Video Chipset Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

    Memory

    Number of Memory Slots 4×288pin (DDR5)
    Memory Standard DDR5 6400(OC) / 6200(OC) / 6000(OC) / 5800(OC) / 5600(OC) / 5400(OC) / 5200(OC) / 5000(OC) / 4800

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

    Expansion Slots

    PCI Express 5.0 x16 2 x PCI Express 5.0 x16

    * Actual support may vary by CPU.
    * Support x16 or x8/x8 modes.
    * When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1, PCIEX16(G5)_2 will run x8 only and if ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_2, PCIEX16(G5)_1 will run x8 only.
    PCI Express 4.0 x16 1 x PCI Express 4.0 x16

    * Supports x4, x4/x4 modes.

    Storage Devices

    SATA 6Gb/s 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
    M.2 Intel 12th Gen Processors:
    M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110

    Intel Z690 Chipset:**
    M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 mode)
    M.2_3 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes)
    Hyper M.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (suppports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)***
    Hyper M.2_2 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (suppports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)****

    * 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.
    *** When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1, Hyper M.2_1 slot can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_2, Hyper M.2_1 slot can support PCIe 5.0 x4 mode. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G4), Hyper M.2_1 and Hyper M.2_2 slots can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
    **** When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G5)_1 or PCIEX16(G5)_2, Hyper M.2_2 slot will be disabled. When ROG Hyper M.2 card is installed on PCIEX16(G4), Hyper M.2_1 and Hyper M.2_2 slots can support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.
    Intel Optane Ready Yes

    Onboard Audio

    Audio Chipset Realtek ALC4082
    Audio Channels 7.1 Channels

    Onboard LAN

    LAN Chipset Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
    Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000/2500Mbps
    Wireless LAN Wi-Fi 6E
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2

    Rear Panel Ports

    Back I/O Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports
    7 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (6 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C)
    2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
    1 x HDMI port
    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

    Internal I/O Connectors

    Onboard 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
    Other Connectors Fan and Cooling related
    1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
    1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header
    1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header
    4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
    1 x W_PUMP+ header
    1 x 2-pin Water In header
    1 x 2-pin Water Out header
    1 x 3-pin Water Flow header
    Miscellaneous
    3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers
    1 x AURA RGB header
    1 x FlexKey button
    1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
    1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)
    1 x Start button
    1 x ReTry button
    1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header
    1 x Thermal Sensor 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
    1 x 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connector

    Windows Compatibility

    Windows 11 Ready

    Features

    Features Special Features:
    Extreme OC Kit
    - FlexKey button
    - ReTry button
    - Start button
    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 heatsinks
    - 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)
    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
    - 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
    - 5-Way 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:
    256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

    Manageability:
    WOL by PME, PXE

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