ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4

Intel®Z690 LGA 1700 ATX motherboard with PCIe®5.0, 16+1 DrMos, Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation, AI Overclocking, AI Cooling, AI Networking, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Intel®2.5 Gb Ethernet, four M.2 slots with heatsinks PCIe 4.0 NVMe®SSD support, M.2 backplate, PCIe®Slot Q-Release, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®, SATA and AURA Sync RGB lighting

  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 12th Gen Intel Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors
  • Optimal Power Solution: 16+1 DrMos with ProCool II power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to support multi-core processors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: Integrated I/O cover and VRM heatsinks with high conductivity thermal pad, four onboard M.2 heatsinks and M.2 backplate for the M.2_1 slot
  • High-performance Networking: On-board Intel® WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI® 2.1 and DisplayPort™ 1.4 output, four M.2 slots, as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®
  • Intelligent Control:  ASUS-exclusive AI Overclocking and Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation to simplify setup and improve performance
  • DIY Friendly Design: PCIe®Slot Q-Release, M.2 Q-Latch, ROG Reusable Cable Organizer, pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack™ button, and Clr CMOS button
  • Unmatched Personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including an RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 headers
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: High fidelity audio with ALC4080 with Savitech SV3H712 amplifier, along with DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III
  • Renowned Software: Bundled AIDA64 Extreme 60 days free trial version and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86
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Description

ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4

The ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 motherboard deploys robust power delivery and cooling to unleash the full force of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, all orchestrated by ASUS-exclusive intelligent controls that deliver advanced user experiences. Meanwhile, onboard WiFi 6 and ample PCIe® 4.0 M.2 slots bring the speed that you need, and DIY-friendly innovations help simplify the PC building process. To top it all off, Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 dazzles with customizable RGB lighting and a refined brushed-metal finish.

TEAMED POWER STAGES
16+1 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETS and drivers into a single package, delivering power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors can take full advantage of.

COOLING

Integrated I/O Cover & VRM Heatsinks
Two thick heatsinks that are bonded to the metal I/O shield cool the VRMs. This structure provides ample mass and surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel’s latest processors.

Thermal Pads
Specially engineered thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.

CPU Fan Headers
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers.

AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.

M.2 Heatsink
Keeps a mounted M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

4-Pin PWM/DC Fan Header
Each header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

M.2 Backplate
Provides additional mass to deal with the thermal load of high-performance M.2 drives.

Integrated I/O Cover & VRM Heatsinks
Two thick heatsinks that are bonded to the metal I/O shield cool the VRMs. This structure provides ample mass and surface area to deal with the thermals of Intel’s latest processors.

Thermal Pads
Specially engineered thermal pads efficiently transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.

M.2 Heatsinks
Multiple M.2 heatsinks help maintain onboard M.2 NVME SSDs at optimal temperatures for consistent performance and reliability.

M.2 Backplate
An integrated M.2 backplate helps ensure that high-performance drives deliver peak performance, even when airflow is restricted.

STORAGE

OptiMem III
With proprietary memory trace layout tweaks that improve signal integrity and mitigate noise, OptiMem III allows memory kits to run at lower latencies, reduced voltages, and operate at higher frequencies. Stack ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4 with your favorite modules and maximize the throughput of the 12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake processor for applications that demand massive bandwidth.

NETWORK

WIFI 6 (802.11 AX)
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.

Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with up to a 2.5X improvement over standard Ethernet connections for faster file transfers, smoother lag-free gaming and high-res video streaming.

AUDIO

SUPREMEFX
ROG SupremeFX is a unique blend of hardware and software that provides superior audio. In ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4, SupremeFX features the ALC4080 codec to increase playback resolution from 192 kHz to 384 kHz across all channels. The front-panel output is streamed through a highly integrated Savitech amplifier that’s capable of driving of a wide variety of gaming headsets and high-fidelity headphones

5-WAY OPTIMIZATION
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

  • The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings.
  • With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU), you’ll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode.
  • Fan Expert 4 provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Control is also possible via the award-winning ROG UEFI. Whether you’re cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There’s also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.
  • The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, allowing you to switch frequency and power-efficiency settings so you can fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.
  • Define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data, optimize audio settings at app level, and more ― all with this intuitive tool.

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as more comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

SONIC STUDIO III
ROG Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

DTS: SOUND UNBOUND dts
ROG Strix Z690 motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.

AIDA64 EXTREME
ROG Strix Z690 motherboards include an AIDA64 Extreme 60 days free trial. This industry-leading system information tool provides detailed information about installed hardware and software, and it also provides benchmarks for measuring performance of the entire system or individual components. AIDA64 Extreme includes a monitoring and diagnostics feature to detect and prevent hardware issues. All vital system sensors can be tracked in real time, allowing voltage readings, fan speeds, and temperature information to be displayed on the desktop or sent to dedicated displays or to the OLED panels of ROG AIO liquid coolers*.

*Support available for ROG Ryujin II and selected models.

Armoury Crate is a software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate helps you customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. In addition, Armoury Crate’s Fan Xpert4 tool provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers.

You can also use Armoury Crate to download drivers, software and user manuals, register products, and tap into a special news feed that connects you to the global ASUS gaming community.

*Windows 10 required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site.

Tech Specs

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, DDR4 5333(OC)/5000(OC)/4800(OC)/4700(OC)/4600(OC)/4500(OC)/4400(OC)/4266(OC)/4133(OC)/4000(OC)/3866(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3400(OC)/3333(OC)/3300(OC)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*

Dual Channel Memory Architecture

Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

OptiMem III

*Actual Memory frequency support depends on the CPU types and DRAM modules, for more information refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Graphics

1 x DisplayPort**

1 x HDMI® port***

*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types. Please refer to www.intel.com for any updates.

** Support [email protected] as specified in DisplayPort 1.4.

***Support [email protected] as specified in HDMI® 2.1.

**** VGA resolution support depends on processors’ or graphic cards’ resolution.

Expansion Slots

Intel® 12th Gen Processors

1 x PCIe 5.0/4.0/3.0 x16 slot*

Intel® Z690 Chipset**

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode)*

1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot

* Please check PCIe bifurcation table in User Guide Chapter 1 // support site.

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

Storage

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)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports***
* Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports NVMe RAID 0/1/5, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
*** RAID configuration is not supported on the SATA6G_E1-2 ports.

Ethernet

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet

Wireless & Bluetooth

2×2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)

Supports 2.4/5GHz frequency band

Bluetooth v5.2

USB

Rear USB:Total 10 ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (1 x USB Type-C®)
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector (supports USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

Audio

ROG SupremeFX 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC ALC4080

– 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

– Savitech SV3H712 AMP

– Premium audio capacitors

– Audio cover

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

** A chassis with an HD audio module in the front panel is required to support 7.1 Surround Sound audio output.

Back Panel I/O Ports

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

3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C®)

4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)

2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)

1 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI® port

1 x Wi-Fi Module

1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port

5 x Audio jacks

1 x BIOS FlashBack button

1 x Clear CMOS button

Internal I/O 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

5 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers

Power related

1 x 24-pin Main Power connector

2 x 8-pin +12V Power connectors

Storage related

4 x M.2 slots (Key M)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

USB

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector (support USB Type-C®)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous

3 x Addressable Gen 2 headers

1 x AURA RGB header

1 x Clear CMOS header

1 x CPU Over Voltage jumper

1 x 12-1 pin Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)

1 x S/PDIF Out header

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

Extreme Engine Digi+

-5K Black Metallic Capacitors

ASUS Q-Design

– M.2 Q-Latch

– PCIe Slot Q-Release

– 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

– BIOS FlashBack button

– BIOS FlashBack LED

– Clear CMOS button

– CPU Socket lever protector

– ProCool II

– Pre-mounted I/O shield

– SafeSlot

– SafeDIMM

AURA Sync

– AURA RGB header

– Addressable Gen 2 headers

ASUS HYDRANODE

– 1 x 12-1 pin Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)

– 1 x Chassis fan support* (CHA_FAN1P)

* Visit ASUS Website for the latest compatibility list.

Software Features

ROG Exclusive Software

– GameFirst VI

– ROG CPU-Z

– Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion

– Sonic Radar III

– DTS® Sound Unbound

– Anti-virus software

ASUS Exclusive Software

Armoury Crate

– AIDA64 Extreme (60 days free trial)

– 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

MyAsus

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

4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables

Miscellaneous

1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas

1 x Cable ties pack

1 x M.2 Rubber Package

1 x M.2 Q-Latch package

1 x ROG key chain

1 x ROG Strix stickers

1 x ROG Strix thank you card

Installation Media

1 x Support DVD

Documentation

1 x User guide

Form Factor

ATX
30.5cm x 24.4cm