,

ASUS PRIME Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

ASUS
  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 12th Gen Intel processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 16+1 DrMOS, ProCool sockets, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • AI Overclocking: Optimizes performance based on CPU and cooler loads to achieve results that are extremely close to manual tuning by experts
  • AI Cooling: Manages and controls all motherboard fans, automatically optimizing settings based on current system load and temperature
  • Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation: Reduces background noise from the microphone and audio output for crystal-clear communication in games or video conferences
  • Comprehensive cooling: Large VRM heatsinks, M.2 heatsinks, M.2 backplate with Q-Latch, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4
  • Next-gen connectivity: DDR5 memory, PCIe® 5.0, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C®, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®, Thunderbolt™ 4 header support, 4 PCIe® 4.0 M.2

 61,000

Designed for 12th Gen Intel Processors
Designed to be used with 12th Gen Intel processors, the PRIME motherboard leverages the CPU’s power to deliver power and connectivity suitable for business professionals and gamers alike. When paired with an Intel 12th Gen processor, you unlock PCIe 5.0 connectivity, enhancing speeds for your DDR5 RAM, M.2 storage devices, and your x16 expansion slot. Additionally, you gain support for Intel Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, enhancing system-wide performance.

Power Design
The PRIME motherboard promotes durability, reliability, and stable power delivery with a 16+1 DrMOS system, alloy chokes, and capacitors. ProCool connectors enhance conductivity between power cables and the motherboard interfaces ensuring your motherboard is gaining optimal connection to the power supply.

Cooling
Sporting a comprehensive cooling system designed to balance power and temperature, the PRIME Z690-A utilizes many tools such as a large VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsink, and M.2 backplate with Q-Latch all designed to dissipate heat away from major board components. Hybrid fan headers allow you to connect and manage PWM fans, while Fan Xpert 4 software enables you to adjust fan settings when needed.

ASUS OptiMem II
Using ASUS’ proprietary trace layout, the PRIME motherboard allows memory kits to operate at higher frequencies and lower voltages to optimize system performance.

ASUS 5X Protection III
Ensure your system is protected with a multitude of enhancements designed to maintain power and performance efficiency. DIGI+ VRM, ESD Guards, Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection, LANGuard, Overvoltage Protection, SafeSlot, and a Stainless-Steel Back I/O all work together to keep your system running.

ASUS Q-Design
ASUS designed the PRIME Z690-A with an array of accessibility options designed to streamline installation of components and simplify troubleshooting. M.2 Q-Latch, Q-Slot, and Q-Connectors provide support when installing M.2 storage drives, graphics cards, and front-panel cables, respectively. Q-DIMM makes installing RAM modules easy, enabling you to only flip one DIMM lock on the outside section instead of both. Q-LED Code tells you when key parts of your system are functioning as normal upon startup, which makes troubleshooting easy in the event of a failure.

DIY Friendly
Whether you are new or a seasoned builder, the PRIME boasts key enhancements designed to make installation of components a snap. A pre-mounted I/O shield enables you to install the motherboard into your case without fumbling with a metal shield. The PCIe 5.0 x16 expansion port features SafeSlot technology which uses a metal bracket to reinforce the stability of the expansion port for greater retention, ideal for larger graphics cards. Clear CMOS button allows you to reset your BIOS to factory default. Additional features include a CPU socket lever protector and integrated box headers.

Immersive Audio
Dive into your favorite games and experience high-fidelity sound with Realtek S1220A 7.1-channel surround sound. A dedicated internal audio amplifier enhances sound for both headphones and speakers with impedance sense, designed to provide the ideal sound setting for your titles. Jack detection, multi-streaming, and front-panel jack retasking provide additional access points for custom sound preferences. Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance when playing your games. Audio shielding, rear optical S/PDIF out port, premium audio capacitors, dedicated audio PCB layers, audio cover, and unique de-pop circuit support all work together to reduce crosstalk between onboard components for clear and immersive sound. Additionally, you have support with DTS:X Ultra sound, adding additional layers to your audio experience.

Thunderbolt 4 Header
An internal Thunderbolt header allows you to connect an optional Thunderbolt 4 card for enhanced connectivity. Experience up to 40 Gb/s data transfer speeds, daisy-chain capabilities, and displays for streamlined productivity.

Customization
Illuminate your rig in an array of colors and effects with integrated RGB headers. Able to be used in tandem with ASUS AURA Sync and Armoury Crate, you can set custom colors and effects across internal lighting strips as well as external peripherals, adding a layer of self-expression to your desktop.

AI Suite 3
Take advantage of performance and power saving utilities and more with AI Suite 3 which uses an artificial intelligence to manage your system, taking the guesswork out so you can spend more time being productive. You get 5-Way optimization with AI overclocking, TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, and Turbo App, each giving you several accessible options when it comes to squeezing additional performance out of your system.

UEFI BIOS
Manage your system and enable overclocking with UEFI BIOS. Advanced mode allows you to fine-tune your system with a wide range of settings and options while EZ mode simplifies the experience. EZ Flash 3 allows you to upgrade your BIOS firmware to the latest iteration by using a USB drive to save and upload the file. The CrashFree BIOS 3 rescue function resets your system in the event of an update failure or corruption. FlexKey allows you to change the reset button on your case to control other aspects of your system such as lighting effects. You also gain access to an AI Overclocking guide.

SKU: 4711081447337 Categories: ,
CPU Intel® 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 www.asus.com for CPU support list.

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

Chipset Z690
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR5 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(OC)/ 5400(OC)/ 5200(OC)/ 5000(OC)/ 4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

OptiMem II

* Supported memory types, data rate(Speed), and number of DRAM module vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to www.asus.com for memory support list.

Graphics 1 x DisplayPort**

1 x HDMI® port***

* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.

** Supports max. 8K@60Hz as specified in DisplayPort 1.4.

*** Supports 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.

Expansion Slots Intel®12th Gen Processors*

1 x PCIe 5.0/4.0/3.0 x16 slot(s)

Intel® Z690 Chipset**

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)

1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 slot

2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots

* Please check PCIe bifurcation table in support site.

** Supports Intel® Optane Memory H Series on PCH-attached PCIE slot.

Storage Supports 4 x M.2 slots and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

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)

4 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.

Ethernet 1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard
USB Rear USB:Total 8 ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port(s) (1 x USB Type-C®)

3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s) (2 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s) (4 x Type-A)

Front USB:Total 7 ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector(s) (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

Audio Realtek S1220A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC*

– Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs

– Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers

– Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

– High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input (Line-in)

– Supports up to 32-Bit/192 kHz playback*

Audio Features

– Audio Shielding

– Power pre-regulator reduces power input noise to ensure consistent performance

– Rear optical S/PDIF out port

– Premium audio capacitors

– Dedicated audio PCB layers

– Audio cover

– Unique de-pop circuit

* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192 kHz is not supported for 7.1 Surround Sound audio.

Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 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

Intrernal I/O 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)

Power related

1 x 24-pin Main Power connector

2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector

Storage related

4 x M.2 slots (Key M)

4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

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

Miscellaneous

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

Special Features ASUS 5X PROTECTION III

– 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

ASUS EZ DIY

– 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

-Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking

TPU

EPU

DIGI+ VRM

Turbo app

ASUS CPU-Z

DTS:X® Ultra

Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial version)

WinRAR

UEFI BIOS

AI Overclocking Guide

ASUS EZ DIY

– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

– ASUS EZ Flash 3

– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

FlexKey

MemTest86

BIOS
256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
Accessories Cables

2 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

Miscellaneous

1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)

1 x Q-connector

1 x M.2 Q-Latch package(s)

Installation Media

1 x Support DVD

Documentation

1 x User guide

Operating System Windows® 11 64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit
Form Factor ATX
30.5cm x 24.4cm