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Key Features

  • Intel Socket LGA 1700
  • Intel Z690 Chipset
  • 4x DDR5 Slots - up to 128GB
  • 6x SATA 6Gb/s | 5x M.2 Slot
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • ATX Form Factor

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ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0)

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO, ASUS Hero ATX Intel Socket (8)

The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0) is a quintessential strand of the Republic of Gamers DNA, armed with class-leading hardware carefully cultivated to satisfy users who seek an introduction to the enthusiast-grade Maximum line. Enter the fray with an uncompromising arsenal of premium cooling, ultra-efficient power delivery and next-generation connectivity and encounter obstacles head on. At the heart of the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0)’s cutting-edge performance is the latest 12th Generation Intel Core processor, which carves through even the most demanding and intimidating full load applications and gaming titles. Accented with the all-new animated Polymo lighting display on the I/O cover, the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0) stands to impress just as much visually as it does in performance, with its vibrant RGB logos and pattern displays.

AI overclocking

With the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0)’s intelligent AI overclocking practicality tuning is faster and smarter than ever. ASUS AI Overclocking profile the CPU and cooling systems to predict the ideal configuration for your rig to operate in, allowing each of your components to truly be pushed to the limits.

AI cooling

Balance the thermal and acoustics of your build with a single click, courtesy of the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0)’s AI Cooling function. Strike that perfect balance between effective heat dissipation and laser-focused gameplay, as the exclusive algorithm limits unnecessary noise emissions by monitoring your system.

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AI networking

GamerFirst VI optimises networking performance by allocating bandwidth in real time, in response to your systems application usage scenarios and corresponding learning algorithms. This helps competitive gamers, movie moguls and other online enthusiasts to enjoy ultra-stable, highly responsive networking performances for uninterrupted entertainment.

Cooler by design

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO, ASUS Hero ATX Intel Socket (9)

Top-level PC performance demands exceptional cooling to contend with constantly high loads. The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0) comes outfitted with robust VRM and chipset heatsinks which provide the perfect balance of mass and surface area for expansive and ultra-efficient heat dissipation, before heat buildups ever become a cause for concern. Load up the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0) with all-in-one or custom cooling loop pairs with your own fan system configuration in support, to ensure your thermals never get out of hand, even when the heat is on. Featuring numerous thermal options, the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0) takes the hassle out of combatting heat buildups by giving users multiple avenues for comprehensive cooling. Multiple temperature sources can be configured to establish workload-based cooling, where cooling will either be amplified or reduced depending on which areas of the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0) require the most attention, allowing you and your system to benefit from a more intelligent, longer-lasting thermal solution.

supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers

ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO, ASUS Hero ATX Intel Socket (10)

Get maximum performance out of your battlestation or workstation setups, with the aid of the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0)’s comprehensive range of multi-purpose I/O ports. Utilise cutting-edge connectivity technology, in the form of Wi-Fi 6E, PCIe 5 and dual Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0) enables supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast data transfer speeds to make long-winded load times a concern of the past. Competitive gamers looking to experience new and exciting immersive adventures into their gaming environments and online arenas, will be treated to the high-fidelity SupremeFX ALC4082 codec. Capable of transforming traditional gaming experiences into immersive adventures, you are free to experience new layers of detail and atmosphere unlike anything else prior. The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard (90MB18E0-M0EAY0) supplies the user with exceptional depth in both wired and wireless connection opportunities, in the form of Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) and Intel 2.5GB Ethernet, as well as USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt technology, to ensure every aspect of your planned expansion is catered for.


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Alternate Part Number 90MB18E0-M0EAY0
Suitable for Gaming
Socket Intel Socket LGA 1700
Chipset Intel Z690
Connectivity HDMI | Thunderbolt
Memory slots 4x DDR5
Memory Slot Support Up To 128GB Memory Support
SATA Ports 6x SATA 6Gb/s
M.2 Slot 5x M.2
DisplayPort Connector N/A
HDMI Connector 1 x HDMI Port
Thunderbolt Ports 2 x Thunderbolt
Form Factor ATX
Alternative Part Number ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO
Software Features
Software FeaturesROG 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 SoftwareArmoury Crate- AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)- AURA Creator- AURA Sync- Fan Xpert 4 - Two-Way AI Noise CancelationAI Suite 3- 5-Way Optimization with AI Overclocking TPU EPU DIGI+ Power Control Turbo appMyAsusWinRARUEFI BIOSAI Overclocking GuideASUS EZ DIY - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 3 - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ ModeMemTest86
StorageTotal supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*Intel® 12th Gen ProcessorsM.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.)- Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.Hyper M.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110***- Intel® 12th Gen processors support PCIe 5.0 x4 modeIntel® 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)****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.*** 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.***** RAID configuration and boot drives are not supported on the SATA6G_E1-2 ports
PortsRear USB (Total 11 ports)2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (2 x USB Type-C®)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) Front USB (Total 9 ports)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 ports2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
CPUIntel® Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors* Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0*** Refer to for CPU support list.** Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Special Features
Special FeaturesExtreme OC Kit- FlexKey button- ReTry button- Start buttonExtreme 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-SlotASUS Thermal Solution- M.2 heatsink backplate- M.2 heatsinks- VRM heatsink designASUS EZ DIY- BIOS FlashBack™ button- Clear CMOS button- CPU Socket lever protector- ProCool II- Pre-mounted I/O shield- SafeSlot- SafeDIMMAURA 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 27WASUS HYDRANODE- 3 x Chassis fan support* (CHA_FAN1P,CHA_FAN2P,CHA_FAN3P)* Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.
Memory4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR5 6400+(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/ 5400(OC)/ 5200(OC)/ 5000(OC)/ 4800 MT/s Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*Dual Channel Memory ArchitectureSupports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)*Actual memory data rate depends on the CPU types and DRAM modules, for more information refer to for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)
Expansion Slots
Expansion SlotsIntel® 12th Gen Processors*2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)**Intel® Z690 Chipset***1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (supports x4, x4/x4 modes)* Please check PCIe bifurcation table in Chapter 1.** 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.*** Supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIe slot.
Audio"ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4082- 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- ESS® SABRE9018Q2C DAC/AMP- Gold-plated audio jacks- Rear optical S/PDIF out port- Premium audio capacitors- Audio cover
Operating System
Operating SystemWindows® 11 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit
Back Panel I/O
Ports2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C®ports7 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® port1 x Wi-Fi Module1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port5x Gold-plated audio jacks1 x Optical S/PDIF out port1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button1 x Clear CMOS button
Internal I/O Ports
PortsFan and Cooling related 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers1 x W_PUMP+ header1 x 2-pin Water In header1 x 2-pin Water Out header1 x 3-pin Water Flow headerPower related 1 x 24-pin Main Power connector2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector1 x 6-pin PCIe Graphics Card connectorStorage related 3 x M.2 slots (Key M) 6 x SATA 6Gb/s portsUSB 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 ports2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 portsMiscellaneous3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers1 x AURA RGB header1 x FlexKey button 1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP) 1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)1 x Start button1 x ReTry button1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header1 x Thermal Sensor header
Form Factor
Form FactorATX Form Factor12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
Graphics1 x HDMI® port**2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (USB Type-C®) support DisplayPort 1.4 and Thunderbolt™ video outputs* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to for any updates.** Support [emailprotected] as specified in HDMI 2.1.
AccessoriesCables1 x ARGB RGB extension cable1 x RGB extension cable4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables ROG Hyper M.2 Card1 x ROG Hyper M.2 Card with heatsink2 x M.2 screw packages for ROG Hyper M.2 CardMiscellaneous1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas 1 x M.2 Q-Latch package2 x M.2 Q-Latch packages for M.2 backplate1 x M.2 Rubber Package1 x Q-connector1 x ROG Graphics card holder1 x ROG stickers1 x ROG key chain1 x ROG thank you cardInstallation Media1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers Documentation1 x User Guide
Connectivity"Wi-Fi 6E2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*Bluetooth v5.2 hardware ready*** WiFi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries, and function will be ready in Windows 11 or later. "
Connectivity1 x Intel® 2.5Gb EthernetASUS LANGuard

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How many m 2 slots does asus rog maximus Z690 hero have? ›

2 slots and the MSI Z690 Carbon five, but that's until you consider the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero includes a PCIe expansion card, the ROG Hyper, with two M. 2 slots, bringing its total to five.

Is the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero good for gaming? ›

They say hard times don't create heroes, but ASUS has done for many years with good results. Equipped with plenty of top-tier features such as Thunderbolt 4, Intel's Wi-Fi 6E CNVi, and support for up to DDR5-6400 memory, it has enough to make it a solid choice for gamers and enthusiasts.

Which new Intel socket generation was launched with the new ASUS Z690 motherboards? ›

ASUS Z690 motherboards utilize teamed power-stages and high-quality components to fuel the latest 12th Gen Intel CPUs. Even at entry level, the power solutions are geared to deliver sustained performance, and through the lineup those credentials are strategically scaled up to push boundaries and set new standards.

Is ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 hero worth it? ›

You should buy the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero if:

You plan on using a 12th- or 13th-gen Intel CPU. You want one of the best Z690 motherboards in terms of value. You plan on overclocking an Intel processor. You will be using DDR5 and PCIe 5.0.

What is the most m 2 slots on a motherboard? ›

Nowadays, most motherboards come with at least one or two such slots, and the highest-end ones go up to a whopping four. And you can add even more M. 2 SSDs with PCIe Adapter Add-In Cards.

What are motherboard m 2 slots? ›

M2 slot is a standard that serves as a connection terminal for expansion cards built into personal computers, also known as a Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF). M. 2 is the latest interface in many new laptops, and computers (on the motherboard) have become increasingly common (which is not surprising!).

Why is Asus Z690 so expensive? ›

That big price increase is due to what pieces are needed to implement PCIe 5.0. The higher-end Z690 motherboards, like the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero, utilize DDR5 RAM, which has an entirely different operating procedure that needs to be brought into play during design.

Is Z690 high end? ›

For enthusiasts who want the best performance, whatever the cost, we recommend the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 range. This includes the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero, which is the entry-level model in the high-end range, and the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme, which is the flagship with all the features an enthusiast could want.

Why is Z690 so expensive? ›

However, the big surprise to us is that the single part that has driven up the cost the most is the physical LGA-17xx CPU socket and retention mechanism, which is apparently around four times as expensive as the LGA-12xx socket.

What socket type is Z690? ›


Will Intel 14th gen be LGA 1700? ›

Will Intel 14th Gen CPUs be compatible with the LGA 1700 socket? No, the 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs are expected to use the LGA 1851 socket, which means they won't be compatible with the LGA 1700 socket used by the 12th and 13th Gen Intel CPUs.

Which Intel CPU socket is discontinued? ›

For example, the Intel Q87 and the H61 Express Chipset processors have been discontinued by Intel, even though they were a popular choice for quite some time. This makes sourcing their replacement chips difficult, as they use the outdated LGA 1150 socket, which no current generation chip can use.

Why are Rog Maximus so expensive? ›

Usually it's because ASUS' “ROG” is a well known brand with a good reputation among gamers, and because the motherboards have a lot of RGB and generally look nice. This is often summarised as “ROG tax”.

Is ASUS Z690 hero fire hazard? ›

Hazard: A capacitor on the motherboard was installed in a reverse position which can lead to a short circuit, overheating or melting, posing fire and burn hazards.

Do I really need a Z690 motherboard? ›

This motherboard type is required for anyone who wants to do CPU overclocking: Z690 boards are the only ones that allow users to overclock an Alder Lake processor. You're restricted to just memory overclocking with the other motherboard chipsets.

Does it matter which m2 slot I use? ›

Won't matter much, but generally you want your OS on the fastest drive you have, or in the fastest slot you have. The difference from 1 M. 2 slot to another is basically negligible however. It doesn't matter, any SSD including Sata would provide you with minimal load and boot times.

Which M 2 slot is the fastest? ›

NVMe M.2 SSDs are much more performance driven compared to SATA M.2 SSDs. By leveraging the PCIe bus, NVMe M.2 SSDs have theoretical transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps which is already faster compared to SATA M.2 SSDs with 6Gbps. PCIe buses can support 1x, 4x, 8x, and 16x lanes.

Are m 2 faster than SSD? ›

2 SATA SSDs have a similar level of performance to mSATA cards, but M. 2 PCIe cards are notably faster. In addition, SATA SSDs have a maximum speed of 600 MB per second, while M. 2 PCIe cards can hit 4 GB per second.

Is there a difference between M 2 and NVMe? ›

NVMe PCIe Add-in-Card (AIC) SSDs

The only difference is the way they connect to your motherboard--they utilize the PCIe slot instead of via an M. 2 connector. They also are much more expensive on average than the M. 2 form factor NVMe SDDs.

Is m 2 and NVMe the same slot? ›

The quick answer to the NVMe versus M. 2 question is that there is no versus at all. NVMe is the interface, and M. 2 is the latest form factor for SSDs.

How do I know if my m 2 slot supports NVMe? ›

2 devices in BIOS:
  • Boot the computer and press the F2 key to start the BIOS setup utility during start.
  • Navigate to Advanced -> PCI Configuration -> UEFI Option ROM Control.
  • Find NVMe devices listed under Storage Controller with Slot ID 0x101/102 (may need to scroll to the bottom) Note.

Which Intel Z690 CPU is best? ›

Choosing the best Intel Z690 motherboard

Alder Lake CPUs, such as the Intel Core i9-12900K, are compatible with any of these Z690 boards, with the MSI MPG Z690 Carbon Wi-Fi coming out on top as the best overall choice for its cutting-edge tech and reasonable price.

What is the problem with ASUS Z690 hero? ›

Some early ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboards were affected by a manufacturing issue, which caused a specific capacitor to be installed in an incorrect orientation. ASUS' quality control mechanisms failed to spot this defect, and faulty motherboards were packaged and shipped to retailers in the US.

What is the difference between Intel Z690 and Z690 A? ›

MSI Pro Z690-A WIFI & Z690-A (DDR4)

The only difference between both models is the WIFI model includes a networking CNVi, while the standard Z690-A does not.

What is the maximum RAM speed for Z690? ›

Memory. Max overclocking frequency: 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 5333+ MHz. 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 4800+ MHz.

What is the problem with the Z690 motherboard? ›

Intel's 13th Gen Core processors are facing issues on older Z690 boards, adversely affecting performance, compatibility, storage, and memory. First reported by the editor of Hardware Luxx, this bug is especially prominent among ASUS motherboards.

What is the maximum RAM support for Z690? ›

The maximum memory capacity on the Z690 motherboard is 128GB.

Does it matter if you buy an expensive motherboard? ›

More pricey motherboards will feature more phases of power delivery for this purpose, ad better cooling for the VRMs on the board which regulate the voltage to the CPU. As such, pricier motherboards are better for those seeking out the best performance possible from their components.

Is Z690 better than Z590? ›

In addition to those bigger features, the Z690 chipset also supports more PCI Express lanes, SATA ports, and USB 3.2 2×2 ports than Z590 or Z490. The integrated wireless capabilities in Z690 are also improved, with Wi-Fi 6E being utilized instead of Wi-Fi 6.

Is Intel Z690 chipset good for gaming? ›

Of all 12th Gen chipsets, Z690 is the highest end – making it a great choice for enthusiasts and gamers looking at the high-end. These processors use the new LGA1700 socket and Intel's Alder Lake architecture. The Z690 chipset offers compatibility with the newest DDR5 memory, alongside the older DDR4 standard.

What CPU does the Z690 use? ›

Intel® Celeron® Processor G Series.

Do you need Z690 for 12th gen? ›

Upgrade to Z690 for Performance and Compatibility

To fully unleash the power of your 12th gen Intel Core CPU, you'll also need a robust thermal system, high-speed memory expansion slots, and seamless Wi-Fi.

Does LGA 1700 need DDR5? ›

You Have to Choose DDR5-Compatible Motherboards When Getting an LGA 1700 Motherboard. The AM5 socket for AMD processors launched in 2022 only supports DDR5 RAM, ensuring that if you upgrade to a Ryzen 7000-series CPU, you must have DDR5 RAM.

Does LGA 1700 support i9? ›

You can overclock this processor for even greater performance. The Core i9-12900K features integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics. Please note that a thermal solution is NOT included. The processor is compatible with Intel LGA 1700 socket motherboards and is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Are all LGA 1700 sockets the same? ›

The LGA 1700 socket doesn't have the same dimensions as the former LGA 1200, so 600 and 700 series motherboards have different mounting hole patterns for the coolers. The LGA 1700 socket not only has an asymmetrical design but also comes with a lower z-stack height.

How long will Intel use LGA 1700? ›

Intel 13th Gen chips may be the last to support LGA 1700, and we might see the socket's fall from grace in the last quarter of 2023 with the entry of Meteor Lake, Intel's 14th Gen CPUs.

Can I upgrade my CPU socket? ›

Yes, you can easily upgrade CPUs in Desktop PCs. You'll have to make sure the CPU you want to get is compatible with the Motherboard and CPU Cooler that you already have. Also, you might have to upgrade some other components as well to make the new CPU compatible.

How much is ROG Maximus Z690 hero in USA? ›

Verdict: The $599.99 Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero comes with five M. 2 sockets (one PCIe 5.0 capable), Thunderbolt 4 ports, plenty of fast rear USB connectivity, 2.5 GbE with Wi-Fi 6E and more.

Is ROG better than Strix? ›

All ROG laptops are built for gaming, but Strix machines go above and beyond with models that offers that fastest CPU, GPU, and display refresh rates available for laptops.

Is Maximus better than Strix? ›

ROG Maximus is a lineup of top-of-the-line motherboards with all the latest features and (mostly) overkill power delivery system. ROG Strix boards are cheaper, lack some of the features but are still robust and of high quality.

What is the average lifespan of an ASUS motherboard? ›

Advantages of ASUS 5-Year-Longevity Motherboard Program

Working with ASUS removes the worry about material-supply gaps.

What is the failure rate of ASUS motherboard? ›

ASUS is also the only motherboard brand to achieve a reliability rate of below 2% returns, adding to the cachet — and providing reassurance for ASUS customers.

How much power does ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero use? ›

Power Consumption

Our power supply has ~75% efficiency > 50W, and 90%+ efficiency at 250W, suitable for both idle and multi-GPU loading.

What is the best power supply for Z690? ›

The Corsair AX1600i, EVGA SuperNOVA 1200W, and XPG Core Reactor 1000W are three excellent PSU options for the Z690 motherboard. These PSUs are highly efficient, fully modular, and feature-packed, making them ideal for high-performance computing and gaming systems.

What is the most expensive CPU? ›

Most Expensive Computer Processors
Computer ProcessorPriceAvailable From
Intel Core i9-9960X Desktop Processor₹1,29,990Apr, 2021
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 Processor₹1,25,000Sep, 2019
Intel Core i9-10940X Processor₹1,11,750Mar, 2021
Intel Core i9-10920X Desktop Processor₹99,990Feb, 2021
6 more rows

What is the best $200 Z690 motherboard? ›

Tom's Hardware Verdict. ASRock's Z690 Extreme WiFi 6E is a well-rounded and good-looking Z690 motherboard with a sub $200 price. The black and RGB-laden board comes with plenty of storage options sporting eight SATA ports and three M. 2 sockets.

How many m 2 slots does asus motherboard have? ›

The ASUS Hyper M. 2 x16 Gen 4 Card has four M. 2 slots — supporting both PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 — that allow you to expand your system with high-performance SSD storage.

How many m 2 slots are on a MSI Z690 A? ›

Four M. 2 and six SATA III connectors accommodate storage drives, while a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot can be used to install various adapter cards. This board also supports AMD CrossFireX for multi-GPU setups.

Does the Asus Maximus VIII hero have an M 2 slot? ›

It sports an LGA 1151 socket as well as four dual-channel DIMM slots, which support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory modules. To keep up with the performance of the slots and socket, a PCIe 3.0 x4 M. 2 slot along with two PCIe U.

How many m 2 slots does MSI Z690 have? ›

There are five M. 2 (Key M) slots capable of supporting 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices. One slot is controlled via the CPU and the rest by the Z690 chipset.

What is the difference between NVMe and M 2? ›

2 and NVMe aren't the same, but they work in conjunction with each other. M. 2 is the SSD form factor, while NVMe is the interface that connects it to the motherboard. Combine them and you have a lightning-fast drive.

How do I know if my motherboard has 2 m 2 slots? ›

Check the specs on your mobo and see if they support an M. 2 device. If you don't still have the manual that came with the mobo, search online for them. Those specs will tell you which device compatibility the mobo supports.

Are all M 2 slots the same? ›

There are two types of M.2 SSDs which are SATA and NVMe-based. They differ in storage technology and depending on your needs and budget, they each have their individual pros and cons.

Can I put any M 2 in my motherboard? ›

All PCIe Generations slots and M. 2 slots are backward compatible so there is no need to worry about purchasing the wrong expansion card or NVMe SSD. But you might want to save a buck or two by buying the correct generation expansion card and NVMe SSD according to your motherboard and PCIe slot you plan to slot it in.

Can I put 2 m 2 on my motherboard? ›

2 SSD is only compatible with a motherboard that supports a M. 2 slot. Check your computer's motherboard to make sure it has an M. 2 slot.

Can I put 2 m 2 SSD on my motherboard? ›

Can you have 2 SSDs in the same motherboard? Yes, you could have as many as supported by motherboard. Today all motherboards have 1 - 3 M. 2 slots and 2 - 6(8) SATA connectors.

What is the issue with Asus Maximus Hero Z690? ›

What's the problem? Some early ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboards were affected by a manufacturing issue, which caused a specific capacitor to be installed in an incorrect orientation. ASUS' quality control mechanisms failed to spot this defect, and faulty motherboards were packaged and shipped to retailers in the US.

How many RAM slots does ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 hero have? ›

ASUS Maximus Z690 Specs
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR5 4800, 5000, 5200, 5400, 5600, 5800, 6000, 6200, 6400 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered

How many PCIe slots does an M 2 use? ›

The M. 2 standard contains variants with up to four PCIe lanes, one SATA 6 Gb/s and / or one USB 3.0 port. So, it is possible to connect PCIe as well as SATA SSDs.

How many PCIe slots does the Z690 have? ›

Expansion Slots

The CPU has 20 PCIe 5.0 lanes, and Intel distributed them thoughtfully so that the motherboard could support various expansion devices. The PCIe x16 slot for graphics cards has 16 reserved PCIe 5.0 lanes. Some Intel Z690 chipset motherboards may offer two PCIe x16 slots for multi-GPU configuration.


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