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PRIME Z690-A, Intel® Z690 Chipset, LGA 1700, Type-C 2x2, ATX Motherboard

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PRIME Z690-A, Intel® Z690 Chipset, LGA 1700, Type-C 2x2, ATX Motherboard

ASUS PRIME Z690-A. ASUS Prime series motherboards are expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 12th Generation Intel® processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime Z690-A provides users and PC DIY builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features. ASUS Prime Z690-A offers a sleek, futuristic-looking build with a black and white finish, space-shuttle-inspired design elements, metallic nameplate and PCB cover.

  • 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
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 Intel® Z690 Chipset
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 2x2 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 2x2 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