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ROG Maximus Z790 Hero, Intel® Z790 Chipset, LGA 1700, 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4, ATX Motherboard

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ROG Maximus Z790 Hero, Intel® Z790 Chipset, LGA 1700, 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4, ATX Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero (WiFi 6E) designed for gaming enthusiasts and extreme overclockers built to unleash the maximum performance of 13th generation Intel® Core™ processors. ROG Maximus Z790 Hero continues to build on the legacy of its predecessors by packing upgraded power and lightspeed connectivity under an all new ROG ID design exterior, the latest Hero is ready to take the helm of your high-end gaming build.

  • Intel® LGA 1700 socket: Ready for 13th & 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Windows 11, support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5
  • Intelligent Control: ASUS-exclusive tools including AI Overclocking, AI Cooling II, AI Networking(GameFirst VI) and Two-Way AI Noise-Cancelation for easy configuration
  • Robust Power Solution: 20+1 teamed power stages rated for 90 A, ProCool II power connectors, MicroFine alloy chokes and premium metallic capacitors
  • Optimized Thermal Design: VRM heatsinks plus integrated aluminum I/O cover, high-conductivity thermal pad, triple M.2 heatsinks and dual with embedded backplates, and ROG Water-Cooling Zone
  • High-performance Networking: Onboard WiFi 6E,Bluetooth V5.2, Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet, and ASUS LANGaurd
  • Fastest Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 5.0 M.2 slot on the bundled ROG Hyper M.2 card, and four PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots all with substantial cooling solutions
  • DIY-friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, PCIe Slot Q-Release, BIOS?FlashBack™, Q-Code, FlexKey, Q-Connector, M.2 Q-Latch, SafeSlot, ROG Hyper M.2 card and Graphics Card Holder
  • Industry-leading Audio: ROG SupremeFX ALC4082 with?ESS® ES9018Q2C DAC for pinpoint positioning and dynamics
  • ROG Aesthetic: I/O cover with Polymo Lighting, ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including one RGB header and three addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • Renowned Software: Bundled 1 year AIDA64 Extreme subscription and intuitive UEFI BIOS dashboard with integrated MemTest86
CPU Intel® Socket LGA1700 for Intel® Core™ 14th & 13th Gen Processors, Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, 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® Z790 Chipset
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 192GB, DDR5 7800+(OC)/7600(OC)/7400(OC)/7200(OC)/7000(OC)/6800(OC)/6600(OC)/6400(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600/ 5400/ 5200/ 5000/ 4800MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Supported memory types, data rate (Speed), and number of DRAM modules vary depending on the CPU and memory configuration, for more information refer to www.asus.com for memory support list.
* Non-ECC, Un-buffered DDR5 Memory supports On-Die ECC function
Graphics 1 x HDMITM 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 www.intel.com for any updates.
** Support 4K@60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.
*** VGA resolution support depends on processors' or graphic cards' resolution.
Expansion Slots Intel® CoreTM Processors (14th & 13th & 12th Gen)*
2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)**
Intel®Z790 Chipset
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (supports x4, x4/x4 modes)
* Please check the PCIe bifurcation table on the support site (https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1037507/).
** 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. - To ensure compatibility of the device installed, please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/ for the list of supported peripherals.
Storage Total supports 5 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
Intel® CoreTM Processors (14th & 13th & 12th Gen)*
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 4.0 x4 mode.)
Hyper M.2_1 slot (Key M) via ROG Hyper M.2 card, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (supports PCIe 5.0 x4 mode.)**
Intel® Z790 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 (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 PCIe RAID 0/1/5/10, SATA RAID 0/1/5/10.
** 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
Ethernet 1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard
Wireless & Bluetooth Wi-Fi 6E
2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Supports 2.4/5/6GHz frequency band*
Bluetooth® v5.3**
* WiFi 6E 6GHz regulatory may vary between countries.
** The Bluetooth version may vary, please refer to the Wi-Fi module manufacturer's website for the latest specifications.
USB Rear USB (Total 12 ports)
2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (2 x USB Type-C®)
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (5 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
Front USB (Total 9 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 connector (supports USB Type-C® with up to 60W PD/QC4+)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers support additional 4 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 ALC4082
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
- High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 110 dB SNR recording input
- Support up to 32-Bit/ 384 kHz playback on front panel
Audio Features
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ESS® ES9218 QUAD DAC
- Gold-plated audio jacks
- Rear optical S/PDIF out port
- Premium audio capacitors
- Audio cover
Back Panel I/O Ports 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 USB Type-C® ports
6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (5 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A)
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Wi-Fi Module
1 x Intel® 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks*
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
1 x Clear CMOS button
*The rear panel Lime (Line out) port does not support spatial audio. If you wish to use spatial audio make sure to connect your audio output device to the audio jack on the front panel of your chassis.
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
4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
1 x W_PUMP+ header
1 x 2-pin Water In header
1 x 2-pin Water Out header
1 x 3-pin Water Flow header
Power related
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
2 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
1 x 6-pin PCIe Power connector
Storage related
3 x M.2 slots (Key M)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
USB
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 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 FlexKey button
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x Start button
1 x ReTry button
1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header
1 x Thermal Sensor header
1 x CPU Over Voltage jumper
1 x Alternative PCIe Mode switch
Special Features Extreme OC Kit
- FlexKey button
- ReTry button
- Start button
Extreme 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-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- M.2 heatsink backplate
- M.2 heatsink
- Steel backplate
- VRM heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- Clear CMOS button
- CPU Socket lever protector
- ProCool II
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
- SafeSlot
- SafeDIMM
AURA 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 PD3.0 and PPS
* To support 60W, please install the power cable to 6-pin PCIe power connector or can only support 27W
Software Features ROG Exclusive Software
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer + Sonic Suite Companion
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- BullGuard or equivalent internet security (1-year full version)
ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- AIDA64 Extreme (1 year full version)
- AURA Creator
- AURA Sync
- Fan Xpert 4 (with AI Cooling II)
- Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
- Power Saving
AI Suite 3
- Easy Optimization with AI Overclocking
- TPU
- DIGI+ Power Control
- Turbo app
- PC Cleaner
MyAsus
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
AI Overclocking Guide
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
MemTest86
BIOS 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
Accessories Cables
1 x ARGB RGB extension cable
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cables
ROG Hyper M.2 Card
1 x ROG Hyper M.2 Card with heatsink
2 x M.2 screw packages for ROG Hyper M.2 Card
Additional Cooling Kit
1 x Thermal pad for M.2
1 x DDR5 Fan holder
1 x VRM Fan holder
Miscellaneous
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi moving antennas
3 x M.2 backplate Q-Latch package
3 x M.2 backplate Rubber Packages
1 x Q-connector
1 x ROG stickers
1 x ROG key chain
1 x ROG VIP card
Installation Media
1 x USB drive with utilities and drivers
Documentation
1 x User Guide
Operating System Windows® 11, Windows® 10 64-bit
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )