ASUS today has announced its full list of new Z690 series motherboards along with DDR5 memory module support and PCIe 5.0 slots for both video cards and storage. Now, the ASUS Z690 covers ROG Maximus to ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, ProArt and Prime motherboards. These of course will supporting the new 12th Gen Intel Core processors that feature up to 16 cores and 24 threads. With that, an exclusive memory overclocking platform called ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP). Add to other features such as PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots, NVME RAID, Thunderbolt 4 (now available to all models), 10 Gb Ethernet and WiFi 6E on select motherboards. These motherboards will be able to cater to a variety of users from gamers, streamers to creators.
The DDR5 specification limits voltage use to a maximum of 1.1 volts. ASUS however, has developed a special blend of circuitry and firmware inside its Z690 motherboards that bypasses this restriction. This frees up users to experiment and discover new limits of the memory technology for themselves. Users can apply manual tweaks or leverage AEMP in the BIOS to quickly boost its performance. ASUS has partnered up with Adata, Corsair, Crucial, Geil, G.Skill, Kingston, Klevv and Team Group to ensure high compatibility and stability.
The ASUS Z690 series motherboards all support Windows 11, and these motherboards have mounting holes that will support LGA 1700 and LGA 1200 CPU coolers. For ProArt buyers, a complementary trial membership of Adobe Creative Cloud is also provided.
Coming off from their ROG Zephyrus line of gaming laptops, ASUS is bringing the AniMe Matrix display that allows users to customize the RGB LEDs. Show off your personal style by setting up custom lighting design, unique animations and live audio visualizations.
For more details about the complete ASUS Z690 lineup, visit the ASUS Z690 landing page. A guide with specifications and images for the entire lineup of ASUS Z690 series motherboards can be found in theEdge Up Buying Guide.
Availability and Pricing
These ASUS Z690 Series Motherboards will be made available next month November 4, 2021. Here is the SRP list: