|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 Z690M-Plus D4 provides users and PC DIY builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.|
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime Z690 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling performance tweaks to perfectly match the way you work to maximize productivity.
- All-around energy efficiency
The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes energy savings with Away mode - a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
- Flexible air- and liquid-cooling controls
ASUS Fan Xpert 4 software provides comprehensive control over fans and all-in-one (AiO) cooler. Whether cooling with air or water, an Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode that reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks. Fans and AiO cooler can also be controlled via the UEFI BIOS.
- Precise digital power control
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for ultimate stability and performance.
- UEFI BIOS
The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
- Advanced tuning for serious tweakers
An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.
- Quick and simple setup
EZ mode displays vital settings and stats and also offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings - all to help you get your rig up and running in no time.
- Intuitive graphical fan control
Fine-tune individual fan settings simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
- EZ XMP
Improve DRAM performance with one click.
- Aura On/Off Mode (Stealth)
Easily enable or disable Aura RGB lighting, for a subdued aesthetic touch.
Prime Z690 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
- VRM Heatsinks and High-quality Thermal Pads
Two massive VRM heatsinks and high-quality thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance.
- Cooler by design
Prime Z690 series features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 4 software or via the UEFI BIOS.
- Multiple temperature sources
Each header can dynamically reference three thermal sensors. Fan Xpert 4 allows you to map the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to optimize cooling for GPU- and CPU-intensive tasks.
- AIO pump header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
- Smart protection
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from overheating and overcurrent.
- 4-Pin PWM/DC fan
Each onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
Prime Z690 series is built to handle the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 12th Generation Intel processors. ASUS Z690 motherboards provide all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
- Power design
Stable power is essential to extract every last bit of performance out of 12th Generation Intel processors. Prime Z690M-Plus D4 is geared to cater to the demands of these high-core-count CPUs.
- ProCool Connectors
Proprietary connectors augment the motherboard's link to the PSU with 4 pin+8 pin connectors that pass 12 volts of power directly to the processors. Each jack features solid pins that can handle more current than hollow-pin connectors.
- 10+1 DrMOS
A VRM with 10+1 DrMOS delivers the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
- ASUS OptiMem II
Revisions to the motherboard's trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.
- DDR4 5333 (OC)
Improvements to trace routing design provide the latest Intel processors with enhanced access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce path distance, and it adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.
- Three M.2 slots (up to 64 Gbps)
Prime Z690M-Plus D4 offers a total of three M.2 slots that support data-transfer speeds of up to 64 Gbps via PCIe 4.0, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.
- PCIe 5.0 Slot
The 12th Gen Intel processors bring PCIe 5.0 support to the market. PCIe 5.0 offers twice the data transfer speed of PCIe 4.0, making it robust enough to handle new data-heavy tasks. PCIe 5.0 also brings other benefits, such as electrical changes to improve signal integrity, backward-compatible CEM connectors for add-in cards, and backward compatibility with previous versions of PCI Express.
- Thunderbolt 4 Support
Prime Z690M-Plus D4 features Thunderbolt 4 support via an on-board header. With the latest Intel-certified ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add-on card, it can enable bi-directional speeds of up to 40 Gbps on a single cable. Additionally, this card has a daisy-chain function for multi-screen connection and supports up to an 8K resolution display. It can also provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.
- Intel 1 Gb Ethernet
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.
- M.2 Slot (key E)
Prime Z690M-Plus D4 motherboard comes along with a M.2 Slot (Key E) which can support type 2230 Wi-Fi/BT and Intel CNVi (Integrated Wi-Fi/BT) module.
Motherboard - micro ATX
|Max Processors Qty
(supports 12th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)
2400 MHz, 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz, 3000 MHz, 2666 MHz, 2933 MHz, 3400 MHz (O.C.), 3333 MHz (O.C.), 3466 MHz (O.C.), 3733 MHz (O.C.), 3600 MHz (O.C.), 3866 MHz (O.C.), 4000 MHz (O.C.), 4133 MHz (O.C.), 4400 MHz (O.C.), 4266 MHz (O.C.), 4600 MHz (O.C.), 4700 MHz (O.C.), 4800 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz, 5000 MHz (O.C.), 5333 MHz (O.C.), 5133 MHz (O.C.)
|Supported RAM Integrity Check
|Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)
HD Audio (8-channel)
High Definition Audio
|Expansion / Connectivity|
1 x CPU
4 x DIMM 288-pin
1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
1 x M.2 socket (for Intel CNVi wireless module)
SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 2 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5
SATA-600 / PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x audio line-in - mini-jack
1 x audio line-out - mini-jack
1 x microphone - mini-jack
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet)
1 x USB-C Gen2x2
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 2.0 - header
1 x USB-C Gen 1 - header
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header
1 x audio - header
1 x SPI - header
1 x serial - header
1 x SPDIF out - header
1 x Thunderbolt - header
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector
UEFI BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3
|Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on PME
Jack retasking, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS TurboV EVO, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O, LANGuard, ASUS Overvoltage Protection, ASUS Fan Xpert 4, ASUS SafeSlot, Intel Optane Memory Ready, ASUS 5X Protection III, ASUS ProCool, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, ASUS Aura Sync, ASUS OptiMem II, Armoury Crate, 10+1 DrMOS power stages
I/O back plate, 2 x M.2 screws
2 x Serial ATA cable
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS CPU-Z, ASUS AI Suite III, ASUS EZ Flash 3, WinRAR, Norton AntiVirus (Trial)